Latin food in The Hamptons

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NYNM
Filet Mignon
2008/08/28 11:09:28
Last week the NYTimes had an interesting article on Latin food in "The Hamptons" with a social class twist.

In the past number of years, many Hispanics have move to areas around The Hamptons in NY as "service" people. In fact they are pushing out the original Hamptons residents ("The Bonakers" who are local fisherman who have lived there for generations).

Anyway, the article stated that a few restaurants have opened for the recent immigrants with their home foods, tacos, etc. The wealthy Hamptons people would never think of setting foot in these places (which are real "Road Food" kinds of food.) so some restaurantuers are making crossover food, hiring local Mexican and other Latin folks to cook their traditional foods, maybe make them more upscale (and charge a fortune!).

Interesting colonization, no?
fabulousoyster
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Latin food in The Hamptons 2008/08/28 11:16:26
I think the horse shows started it.
NYNM
Filet Mignon
RE: Latin food in The Hamptons 2008/08/28 15:16:37
quote:
Originally posted by fabulousoyster

I think the horse shows started it.


Maybe I'm thick - I don't get the joke
billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Latin food in The Hamptons 2008/08/28 15:52:58
Ahh, but the real question is: Will they hire Latin American people to work the "front" of the house at these new crossover establishments?
fabulousoyster
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Latin food in The Hamptons 2008/08/29 09:12:12
quote:
Originally posted by NYNM

quote:
Originally posted by fabulousoyster

I think the horse shows started it.


Maybe I'm thick - I don't get the joke


No joke. I meant the caretakers of the horses at the East End hourse shows, the ones that do stable care. Mexican immigrants.
NYNM
Filet Mignon
RE: Latin food in The Hamptons 2008/08/29 14:03:10
quote:
Originally posted by fabulousoyster

quote:
Originally posted by NYNM

quote:
Originally posted by fabulousoyster

I think the horse shows started it.


Maybe I'm thick - I don't get the joke


No joke. I meant the caretakers of the horses at the East End hourse shows, the ones that do stable care. Mexican immigrants.


Yes, all of them. So much of "The Hamptons" survives on the back (hands, feet and brains) of Mexican laborers.

Why not Mexican cooks?
DerangedHermit
Junior Burger
RE: Latin food in The Hamptons 2008/09/13 17:14:06
Here's the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/20/dining/20east.html?ex=1376971200&en=b466ea1a9f89a77a&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

I had the pleasure of eating frequently at La Hacienda a few years ago when I worked at the Waldbaum's across the street