Guisell Osorio serving at the market. Photo courtesy La Cocina.
La Cocina alum Guisell Osorio has been making superlative empanadas, alfajores, and other South American specialities for years now (she was La Cocina’s very first business!), and now she’s opening her very own brick-and-mortar location. ~SABORES DEL SUR~ is opening in Walnut Creek on Thursday April 17th, in a former La Salsa chain location. The café, which will also serve as her operation’s bakery, will be serving Osorio’s empanadas, classic alfajores, sandwiches, and pastel de choclo, a meat and vegetable pie made with corn. Brava! 3003 Oak Rd. at Wayne, Walnut Creek, 925-954-8300.