Briefly pausing to take a phone call, he soon dove back into his raucous tale -- and the next round of food. A palm-sized white and milk chocolate chip cookie barely skimmed the surface of the table before he snatched it up, broke off a piece for a preliminary sniff, smiled for the camera, and popped it into his mouth. The cookie passed the boss' taste test and continued down the table.
Right about the time I got my own bite of the freshly made treat, my Sakaya Kitchen entrée arrived: a double "Beast" bulgogi burger with tater tots, piled high with pork, cucumbers, and plenty of rich, melted cheese. Then Gonzalez mentioned his next big event, Croquetapalooza.
On March 1, 2014, Croquetapalooza will feature ten restaurants competing for the title of "Best Croqueta in Miami." Gonzalez described the croqueta preparation station -- sure to be a fan favorite -- with gusto.
"You'll pick two of your favorite croquetas," he said animatedly. "And they'll make them into a sandwich!"