SOUTH-OF-THE-BORDER FLAVOR

SOUTH-OF-THE-BORDER FLAVOR

As the demand for spicy tastes heats up, American restaurants are looking to the vast territory South of the border for menu inspirations. At Chez Henri in Cambridge, Mass., chef/owner PaulO’Connell’s Latin Dinner Series this past summer featured the cuisines of Mexico, Brazil, Jamaica, and coastal Venezuela. New Latin prix fixe menus ($36) were introduced every two weeks during July and August.

At Long Beach, Calif.-based ElTorito Restaurants, execu

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