Do you ever find yourself thinking “I’m not sure if I actually like <insert type of food/cuisine here>?” Well I find that I am asking myself that a LOT. I love all different kinds of food, but when it comes to particular ethnic varieties I really don’t have a clue. Like when I went to the grand opening of Paramount Fine Foods and found myself wondering if I even liked Lebanese food.
Well I found myself thinking the same thing when I was invited to check out a new restaurant in Winter Park, Bulla Gastrobar. Bulla (boo-ya), which is slang for chatter and what people are talking about, is devoted to serving your favorite Spanish and Catalan dishes such as “Patatas Bravas”, “Huevos Bulla”, Buñuelos de Bacalao and other tapas. Spanish and Catalan dishes? What are Spanish and Catalan dishes? But being the lover of food that I am, I decided to give them and shot and see what they had to offer.
During my visit I was able to try out some of their most popular appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Everything was so amazing that I had a hard time picking my favorites. I started off the evening with their signature Sangria made with red wine, brandy, triple sec, sprite, and chopped orange. It was flavorful, refreshing, and got me in a festive mood for the meal ahead!
For the appetizers I would have to say that my favorite was the Pintxo Moruno – cumin marinated pork with mojo verde and Greek yogurt. I have to say this was probably the most tender and flavorful pork I’ve ever had in my life. Its not often that I will pick meat (of any kind) over seafood, but this time pork was the winner!
One of our dinner entrees was their popular Paella. It had Bomba rice, calamari, king prawn, clams, shrimp, hake, red sofrito, and saffron. It comes to the table in a huge serving that is meant to be shared. There is more than enough to easily feed four hungry people.
Even with all the delicious appetizer and entree options, I was most excited to try out their desserts. Shocking right? For dessert we had Churros con Chocolate and Torrija. The Churros are made in house and served with chocolate sauce and dulce de leche. Torrija is caramelized brioche with turron ice cream topped with local honey. This dish was like a dessert version of french toast – it was amazing!
In addition to their regular menu, Bulla also has a great happy hour and brunch. So next time you are in the Winter Park area and looking for something new and exciting to try, think about stopping by Bulla for a drink, dinner, or even just dessert!
*Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary meal during a media event. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.