This wonderful, romantic, traditional family story began 50 years ago. Alfredo Gonzalez fled his home in Cuba to follow his dreams for a better life. He settled in New Jersey in 1968 where he began work in a textile factory. With a sweet tooth and the love of a young woman who worked in a bakery close to the factory, Maria Fanego became a part of his life. She had also fled Cuba with the same dreams. They both had a passion for the hospitality and food industry. They married in 1968 and shortly after 3 boys arrived. Alfredo Jr, Alejandro and Adrian. Alfredo opened three different bars and promoted clubs in New Jersey but as the boys grew up they decided to sell everything, pack up their station wagon and head south. With an unknown future they finally made it to Miami Beach and rented a small two bedroom apartment. While settling into their new surroundings and speaking no English they started to look for an opportunity to introduce Cuban Cuisine to Miami Beach.