“As an undergraduate, Veloso envisioned a life devoted to archaeology. While in school, he worked in restaurants and filled in when the cook on archaeological digs took the occasional day off. In his spare time, he read Escoffier and Larousse, practicing the dishes that intrigued him. As Veloso was increasingly drawn to life in the kitchen, the study of archaeology and the past became a source of new culinary inspiration. He began to incorporate the dishes of earlier cultures into his repertoire, eventually trading in his spades and brushes for knives and pans and enrolling at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. He went on to work for Douglas Rodriguez at Yuca in Coral Gables, Florida, and eventually ascended to the eatery’s top spot, helping to open a second location in Miami’s South Beach area. In 2000 he headed north to open the first iteration of Cuba Libre..” continue reading….

A Day at Chef Guillo’s place:

Estas son algunas de las recetas de mi primo Guillo.
El dice que algunos de los sabores tienen la influencia de la cocina
de nuestra abuela en Puerto Rico.

These are some of the recipes by my cousin Guillo. He says that some of the flavors have been influenced by our grandmother’s cooking in Puerto Rico.

Las siguientes recetas son originales de Guillo,
de la página del 2006 del Restaurante
Cuba Libre

These are original recipes by Guillo
from the 2006 Cuba Libre Restaurant site

More Recipes:

Cuban French Toast- YUCA Restaurant
This unusual version of French toast has its derivatives from Spain, and is really a scrumptious dessert. The
Frangelico-laced mascarpone filling the brioche softens inside the bread as it fries. Chef Veloso serves it with spiced honey and ice cream, a treat in itself. The “turron” referred to in the recipe is the Spanish word for the candy more familiarly known as nougat.

“Shrimp and Plantain Torte by Guillermo Veloso” on @Vimeo

“Fried Rabbit by Guillermo Veloso” on @Vimeo