Take your palate on a tour to South America with Zita Rica’s founder Manny Rodriquez and Jennifer Jones of Cosmopolitan Plated. Come for a hands-on cooking experience where you’ll prepare Zita Rica’s signature marinated roasted pork and chicken empanadas.
On the Menu:
Lechon, South American Young Roasted Pork,
Served with Zita Rica’s signature frijoles y arroz (beans and rice).
Zita Rica is a family owned business led by award winning Chef Manuel Rodriguez. Meaning “unbelievably good” in Spanish, Zita Rica believes that food is what give us joy, pleasure and lasting memories across our senses; and with that they are bringing the best Cuban sandwiches + juices to the DMV.
Jennifer Jones executes the culinary direction of Cosmopolitan Plated. Drawing inspiration from hours spent in her grandmother’s Atlanta kitchen, she develops recipes and food pairings that are engaging, while healthily indulgent. Currently, she can be found sharing her passion for food and entertaining around the Washington, DC area – preparing menus and teaching at intimate, themed food events.