Dining: Bolero takes diners on Latin food tour

Dining: Bolero takes diners on Latin food tour

Coconut flan is without doubt one of the dessert choices at Bolero Latin Delicacies on West Forest in Detroit.
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After serving his native Cuban delicacies in downtown Detroit since 2009, Vicente Vasquez was prepared for an additional problem. He and his companions discovered it in Midtown, in house on the bottom flooring of a Wayne State parking deck simply off Woodward on West Forest. This time they name the menu “a Latin Delicacies Tour,” and it’s refreshingly totally different, taking inspiration from a number of nations from Spain to Venezuela.
Roberto Caceres, who oversees the kitchen at each Vicente’s Cuban Delicacies on Library Road and the brand new spot as nicely, and his son Roberto, the front-of-the-house man, are co-proprietors within the enterprise, together with Vasquez.
The eating room is dominated by a dramatic portray of a woman in pink and her associate doing the tango and it units the subtle tone of Bolero. There are not any extraneous decor particulars to remove from the glossy and complex setting of double-covered tables, polished parquet flooring and understated woodsy colours.

The menu is refreshingly totally different and sticks to the Latin-American theme. And decisions abound, from the checklist of a dozen tapas, starting from shredded duck empanadas to deep-fried plantains with hen, tomatoes and peppers and albondigas (meatballs made with a mix of beef and pork in spicy tomato sauce and sprinkled with crumbled blue cheese). The tapas are generously portioned, making them sharable.
Our desk beloved the delicate but assertive spiciness of the meatballs. And though paella, the nationwide dish of Spain, is a specialty of the home, we opted as an alternative to strive three totally different entrees from amongst 9 decisions. My alternative was camarones provenzal, massive shrimp marinated in garlic butter and white wine and served on a mattress of spinach. The opposite dishes we sampled included grilled salmon with lobster sauce and basic hen and rice, each properly ready by the kitchen and served by a well-dressed employees.

Different tempting choices have been grilled Argentinian skirt steak and pork shanks marinated in herbs and pink wine and served with white bean stew.
For dessert, what else however tres leches cake, the special day cake all through Latin America, so referred to as as a result of it’s completed with a drizzle of three sorts of milk, and it’s a moist and scrumptious ending to a Latin dinner.
Most of the identical choices can be found at lunch, together with a listing of sandwiches.
The bar is nicely stocked and features a good wine checklist. Sangria is obtainable in white and pink variations, by the glass or pitcher, and that has been the selection of various diners within the early going. And no, it isn’t only a summer time drink.
Bolero is a good-looking and well-run addition to the eating choices within the metropolis.
Bolero Latin Delicacies
51 W. Forest, Detroit
Name: (313) 800-5059
Internet: bolerodetroit.com
Score: ★★ 1/2
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-9 p.m. Solar.
Costs: Lunch tapas $10-$14, ceviche $12-$16, salads $12-$14, sandwiches $9-$11, entrees $14-$16; dinner tapas $10-$14, ceviche $12-$17, paella $25-$30, entrees $20-30, desserts $7.
Bank cards: All main
Liquor: Full bar, with an emphasis on housemade sangria.
Noise stage: Low
Wheelchair entry: No obstacles.
Parking: Within the deck or floor lot throughout the road.
What the scores imply
★ — routine ★★ — good ★★ 1/2 — superb
★★★ — wonderful ★★★★ — excellent

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