Sign up for chef Avila’s Cuban-inspired culinary adventure


Pictured above: Chef professor Osvaldo Avila. Photo taken by Stephen Dominick.

Osvaldo Avila, chef professor at NC’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute, will be turning up the heat at a Burlington LCBO with a seminar that goes back to his Cuban roots.

His seminar, A Cuban-Inspired Culinary Adventure, will take place Saturday Feb 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the LCBO Millcroft Centre in Burlington.

Avila will serve up dishes including: Winter Greens with Quinoa and Manchego Cheese-stuffed Piquillo Peppers in Saffron Vinaigrette; Pan-seared Salmon with Candied Pineapple Crust, White Beans Nage, Chorizo and Kale; and Chocolate Mosaic Bread Pudding with Dillon’s Bitter Orange Sabayon.

How to sign up

The seminar cost is $60 and spaces are limited. To register and purchase tickets, visit the Customer Service Desk at the LCBO Millcroft Centre, or contact the store for details at 905 336-6200. Participants must be 19 years of age or older.

LCBO Millcroft Centre is located at 2000 Appleby Line, Burlington.

See LCBO website for details here.

About Osvaldo Avila

Avila is a Cuban-born Canadian citizen who has been educated in Spain, Mexico and Canada.

He has been working as a part-time chef professor at Niagara College and sous chef at Benchmark Restaurant since 2008.   

In Niagara, he has worked as a chef at Casino Niagara and the Fallsview Casino Resort (21 Club, 17 Noir and Ponte Vecchio). He has also worked at some of the best restaurants in Cuba, including the Japanese Embassy in Havana where he cooked for such high-profile guests as former U.S. president Jimmy Carter and author Gabriel Garcia Marquez.


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