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Chef Norma Martinez – formerly of upscale Mexican restaurant El Vitral – brings her international stylings to what’s said to be the next “vintage American” menu. Chaplos in Cortez Hill will spotlight Chef Norma’s tremendous range and give her a home to create for the every-budget with food-forward appetites.
While she was raised in Tijuana, Chef Norma carries with her experience from Belgium and the French kitchen at St. Paul Augier School. She plans on featuring fresh, local and sustainable ingredients with plenty of greens at Chaplos. Guests can order American classics done up differently, like the Grilled Cheese Sandwich stuffed with bleu cheese, salt crusted baked pear, crispy prosciutto and arugula or the Chaplos Burger with ground chuck, roasted tomatoes, crispy cipollini onions and swiss cheese. If you’ve missed Chef Norma’s mexi-touch from El Vitral, not to worry. Guests can also get down with the Empanadas filled with spinach and mushroom and Ceviche made with fresh seasonal fish, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, cucumber, avocado, tostadas, and chile oil.