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3 flavour-packed Latin American recipes for your next feast or fiesta

Straight off the menu at Toronto’s El Bosco, a margarita, empanada and cake that will absolutely make your party.

Straight off the menu at Toronto’s El Bosco, a margarita, empanada and cake that will make your party

(Photography by Ashley Gollogly/El Bosco Catering)

The menu at El Bosco, a Toronto food truck and catering service, is the kind of amazing mashup that you may not get to enjoy outside of such a diverse city. Founded by Marcela Geer, who hails from Colombia, and Ismael Castro, who's from Mexico, El Bosco's repertoire of dishes merges each owner's favourites from their home countries, with a few vegan additions in the mix as well.

"We use a lot of fresh ingredients," says Castro, who also serves as Executive Chef, says about Latin American food. "There's citrus, there's spiciness, there's smokiness, you know, there's a kaleidoscope of flavours which you can apply in one dish… that's what makes [it] unique." 

We've asked Castro and Geer to share a few signature El Bosco recipes with us. Each can be enjoyed à la carte, or use them to make the perfect menu for your next feast or fiesta. Buen apetito! 

The cocktail: Spicy Margarita

(Photography by Ashley Gollogly)

The appetizer: Colombian Beef Empanadas

(Courtesy of El Bosco Catering)

The dessert: Tres Leches Cake

(Photography by Ashley Gollogly)

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