The Cubano Sandwich is comprised of pressed pork and ham panini layered with pickles, Swiss cheese and mustard.
But it’s much more than that.
Despite its name, the delicacy actually originated in Tampa, FL in the 1900s where it was the preferred meal among Cuban immigrant field workers. One of the reasons the sandwich has gained popularity in New York is due to Chef Alex Garcia and Chef Douglas Rodriguez. The team works together to expand the influence of Latin culture and cuisine throughout the United States. The Cubano Sandwich at A.G. Kitchen earned the title of the best in New York City after it was introduced it in the nineties.
In this MRM News clip, Chef Garcia discusses the “art of the Cubano.”