February 20-24, 2019 Miami Beach
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Sachi Statz & Andres Vega

Sansara is a Miami based pop-up by Sachi Statz and Andres Vega. Sansara is Spanish for Samsara – the cycle of life and rebirth. The goal is to create cuisine that has the soul of Cuban food, rethought from fresh eyes. The cuisine is true to Miami and Statz and Vega’s Cuban heritage. The flavors are intended to be a familiar experience, approached from a new perspective. Visit the pop-up and you will find a variety of vintage plates from the 1920’s – 70’s. Bringing new life to older dishes is Sansara in action.

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Sansara is a Miami based pop-up by Sachi Statz and Andres Vega. Sansara is Spanish for Samsara – the cycle of life and rebirth. The goal is to create cuisine that has the soul of Cuban food, rethought from fresh eyes. The cuisine is true to Miami and Statz and Vega’s Cuban heritage. The flavors are intended to be a familiar experience, approached from a new perspective. Visit the pop-up and you will find a variety of vintage plates from the 1920’s – 70’s. Bringing new life to older dishes is Sansara in action.

The duo met at the Miami Culinary Institute in 2015. During school the two teamed up and have been cooking together since. In 2016 they each went to Spain where Sachi worked at El Celler de Can Roca and Andres worked for Tickets. In June 2017, Statz and Vega launched Sansara and began creating their Cuban-inspired cuisine.

The pop-up has been featured in Bon Appétit Magazine’s “The Best Cuban Food in Miami,” Indulge Magazine, Ocean Drive, Swanky Retreats, Miami Food Porn’s “Three Hidden Latin Gems,” and Eater Miami’s “Hidden Gems 2018.” Sansara has even done a pop-up in São Paulo, Brazil. Staple dishes include a Thai-inspired papaya salad with palm sugar glazed pork belly, and a café con leche pan perdu with evaporated milk foam and coffee caramel. For those checking, we call it pan perdu not pain perdu – the Cuban word for bread is pan. If you are interested in visiting the pop-up, sending a text is the best way, as the two spend most of their days in and out of kitchens.

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