Cooking Parties with NYC’s Up-and-Coming Chefs: Mario Rodriguez-Salazar, Fatty Crab Restaurant, UWS

This past weekend Creative Delites teamed up with Chef Mario Rodriguez-Salazar from the trendy Upper West Side Restaurant Fatty Crab. Together, we hosted our first ever Cooking Party. The event was such a hit that we would like to invite more up-can-coming chefs to turn up the heat in kitchens all over the Upper West Side. Although the restaurant’s focus is Malaysian fare, we decided to focus the evening on Spanish Tapas and basic cooking techniques– from mastering knife skills to making Spanish omelets and sauces.

While there are a number of NYC chefs who offer private cooking lessons, Creative Delites is all about having fun in the kitchen– with a little bit of class. The interactive demo-style evening allowed for guests to shout out questions while relaxing with pitchers of pomegranate sangria and a plates full of tasty tapas. For Mario, it was an opportunity to pass on his love of cooking to others, and get his name out there. At the end of the night, all of the guests left with full stomachs and a booklet of recipes.

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The Photos: Chef Mario Rodriguez-Salazar, of Fatty Crab, at work in the Creative Delites Kitchen; Guests enjoying Mario’s Spanish Tapas favorites.

Check out the links below to view the ingredients, preparation and photos for all the dishes. We would love to hear your ideas for a new class, including what kitchen skills you would like to master as well as any menu ideas.

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Pomegranate Sangria

Tomato Tart with Goat Cheese & Olive Tapenade

Grilled Autumn Vegetables

Pan Con Tomate (Tomato Bread)

Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Omelette) with Romesco Sauce

Pan Con Chocolate


One response to “Cooking Parties with NYC’s Up-and-Coming Chefs: Mario Rodriguez-Salazar, Fatty Crab Restaurant, UWS

  1. The cooking party was so much fun! We learned a lot of new skills – especially how to hold and cut with chef’s knives! This was quite helpful as we got home the next day and opened up a wedding gift – to our surprise, we got a new Global chef knife! We can’t wait to try it out with our new skills!

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