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The deconstructed tres leches cake at Zero Restaurant and Bar in Charleston, S.C.

Pastry chefs reimagine classic Latin desserts

Churros and tres leches cake among sweets getting new spins

As Latin cuisine continues to grow in the U.S., desserts such as churros and tres leches cake have become familiar to American diners. Now, chefs at Latin and non-Latin restaurants are offering localized, Americanized and deconstructed versions of these treats.

“Latin cuisine may seem ‘same flavors’ to many chefs, but in reality, every family, every restaurant has a special way of using ingredients to let their specific flavors show,” said chef Vinson Petrillo

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