Here’s something we recently learned from Chef Richard Sandoval at Maya, his East Side Mexican bistro: Asian-influenced tuna tartare and classic down-home Mexican guacamole go side by side. Actually, one goes on top of the other. This tuna tartare guacamole is an impressive start to any meal, Asian, Mexican or otherwise. But try it as a start to Asian or Mexican food, just for kicks. May we suggest:

And check out our weekend in Mexico with Richard Sandoval. Tequila was involved.