A chef with a lifetime passion for drawing, painting, and writing shares how she creates dishes that look just as good as they taste.
Author: Tatiana Pairot Rosana
A first generation American, Tatiana Rosana grew up in Miami in a traditional Cuban family where food always took center stage, whether in times of joy, sorrow or celebration. It was comfort and security, instilling her passion for food from a very young age. Today, Rosana heads Outlook Kitchen and Bar, Lookout Rooftop and Bar as well as The Envoy Hotel’s in-room dining. She describes her culinary approach as more of a philosophy than a style. Inspired by her wife’s Korean heritage, her own Cuban background, French training and New England experience, Rosana is guided by her curiosity and openness to new cuisines. She values local, regional ingredients and allows those flavors to shine in her dishes, showcased in creative pairings and interesting textures within dishes “unique enough to keep guests interested but also familiar enough to keep them satisfied.” Rosana’s passion for writing and art also play a part in developing her menus, which she believes should be as much about how it reads and looks as how it tastes. In her free time, Rosana spends time with her wife and their Yorkie, King Alfie. She enjoys reading, writing, drawing and Instagramming (@chef.tatiana) often posting about #TheArtOfPlating, and her approach to cooking as a form of art, where her job is making the masterpiece.