Foods of Puerto Rico - 92Y, New York

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Foods of Puerto Rico

Francine Segan and Sam López
Foods of Puerto Rico

Three time bodybuilding champion, amateur boxer and wellness expert, Sam López, discusses Puerto Rican culture, food and his unique 10-seat pop-up restaurant with 92Y’s very own resident food historian, Francine Segan.

Talk will include a tasting of a pastelon — Puerto Rican lasagna — and a raspberry toasted almond topped flan.


Sam Lopez

Samuel López is a wellness expert and popular fitness instructor at 92Y. For the past 10 years he has broadened his horizon by hosting dinners for 10 people on Saturdays from a secret location on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx where guests sit down to a unique, intimate dining experience which he calls Ocho Platos. The food is his variation on foods inspired by his travels, artists masterpiece paintings that are in exhibit, as well as adding a hint of Puerto Rico culture to every meal.

Francine Segan

Francine Segan is the author of six books including Shakespeare’s Kitchen and Dolci: Italy’s Sweets. Her most recent book is Pasta Modern.

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