ADD：No. 61, Ln. 233, Sec. 1, Dunhua S. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Opening Hours：Mon～Sun PM12:00～AM1:30
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ADD：No. 61, Ln. 233, Sec. 1, Dunhua S. Rd., Da’an Dist., Taipei City 106, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Opening Hours：Mon～Sun PM12:00～AM1:30
MRT：Zhongxiao Dunhua Exit 3
Gallo Pinto With Skewers
Are you craving some roasted meat? We have the answers to this question and it comes in the form of Gallo Pinto With Skewers. It comes accompanied with scrambled eggs, corn chips salad and bread. Americano or black tea can be selected with this set.
Quesadilla in Spanish has a close meaning related to cheese and also is a classic Mexican dish. It uses a wheat tortilla with different fillings and folded in half and ABV offers three different options.
All of these options are accompanied with some corn, scrambled eggs, corn chips, salad, and bread. Americano and black tea can be selected with this set.
“Pastel de Choclo” Chilean Corn Casserole
This corn-based dish originally from Chile is quite popular in South America. To prepare this dish, housewives use the local corn variety and grind it. The shape of this dish comes from the round cocotte this dish is prepared and the ingredients that are usually used to cook it are different types of meat, egg, black olives, raisins, and onions. It comes accompanied with corn chips, salad, and bread. Americano or black tea can be selected with this set.
Caribbean Stew Brunch
What do you want to eat today? Cuban Beef Stew, Guyanese Pepperpot, “Pepian” Guatemalan chicken stew, or “Hilachas” Guatemalan shredded pork? With this option, you can pick one of them and have this stew being accompanied with some corn, scrambled eggs, corn chips, salad, and bread. Americano or black tea can be selected with this set.
“Ropa Vieja” Cuban Pulled Beef with Tajada
Ropa Vieja is one of Cuba’s famous dishes. The meaning of Ropa vieja is literally “old clothes” and the reason for naming this dish like this is the similarity between this dish and strips of old clothes. This dish is stewed with shredded beef, bell peppers, olives, and onions. For the presentation, we use traditional methods and this is by accompanying the dish using either fried banana chips or cassava chips. It comes accompanied with corn chips and salad. Americano or black tea can be selected with this set.
Cuban Sandwich Brunch
ABV replicates the Cuban sandwich flavors showcased in the movie “Chef”. Pork is cured for a whole night, and afterward is roasted at a relatively low temperature, then the roasted pork is sliced and put inside Ciabatta bread, and together with the pork, Parma ham, salami, cheese, and pickled cucumbers are pressed together giving us an amazing Cuban Sandwich. You can also select, shredded chicken or salmon flavor.
Fajita is classical in Mexican cuisine. In this dish, bell peppers and meat will have an explosion of amazing aromas. This dish comes with four different sauces, avocado, salsa, sour cream, and refried beans. It comes accompanied with corn chips and salad. Americano or black tea can be selected with this set.
Mexican Style Chicharron and Avocado Salad
A healthy choice for summer! Mexican-style salad will always include avocado, and then it is accompanied with tomatoes, chili peppers, corn, black beans, cilantro and other fresh ingredients. The salad also has pieces of fried pork belly. To finalize the preparation of the dish,a vinaigrette is drizzled on top. The Mexican fried pork salad is not greasy but healthy, refreshing and the colors of this dish will definitely open your appetite.
Mexican Caesar Salad
Very few people know that Caesar Salad is a Mexican invention. ABV offers you a very authentic Caesar salad while being the least dish in the Mexican cuisine.
Caribbean Steak Salad
7oz. Of sirloin steak uses a Cuban-style marinade and then put on top of a salad made of a decent amount of lettuce and a vinaigrette. This salad can satisfy the need for big bites of meat without forgetting healthiness.
Fruit Yogurt Salad
Many dishes in the Caribbean use fruits and this dish is no exception. This salad contains a sauce made with yogurt and orange juice; pineapple; orange and tomato. A dish that is quite refreshing for hot summers.
“Sancocho” Caribbean Chicken Soup
The origin of “Sancocho” comes from the different Caribbean islands in the world. After the age of exploration, this dish was cooked on the cauldrons found on pirate ships or slave ships and the cooks on the ship used whatever meat was available plus corn that was easily found on Central America, root vegetables and cumin. This stew broth has become very common in the Caribbean countries.
Caribbean Coconut Seafood Bisque
The Caribbean coconut seafood bisque made at ABV uses a decent amount of shrimp heads in its cooking giving a rich, fresh and delicious flavor full of umami. This dish preparation comes with mussels, squid, Asian tiger prawn, and scallion.
“Ceviche” Peruvian Marinated Raw Fish
Peru’s famous dish, Ceviche, is widely popular in Latin America and almost all countries have their own way to interpret this dish. One of the most common methods to prepare this dish uses fresh white fish, beefsteak tomato, coriander, salt, olive oil, pepper and lemon juice. This dish gives you a refreshing mouthfeel and the sourness of this dish opens your appetite.
Cold Assorted Platter
We present you this platter with Smoked cheese, Briar cheese, pickled olives, assorted nuts,ham, chorizo, and smoked salmon.
“Pollo con Tajada” Honduras Fried Chicken with Fried Banana’s Slides
In Honduras, you can see almost every dish served with golden fried banana chips. Steaks, sausages and even salads will come with the banana chips. “Pollo con Tajada” is a dish that can be easily found in the local fast-food chain called “Pollolandia” which is everywhere.
“Salchipapa” Deep Fried Sausage & Fries
Salchipapa is a dish that is quite common in Central America. A simple entree dish, french fries are paired with European-styled sausages and topped with a large amount of sauce. This dish can be found from the Northern regions of Guatemala to the Southern regions of Peru and Ecuador; it is so ubiquitous that you can find it in bars and also fast-food restaurants.
The salchipapa prepared by ABV chose Spanish Chorizo and Oregano is added for an increase in aromatics.
Fried Chicken with Green Salsa
This chicken is coated in a special mixture, then fried until the skin becomes quite crispy, the end result is perfectly fried chicken drumettes that are quite juicy too. This dish is paired with classic green salsa in which its spiciness starts mild but then its spicy level increases until it becomes quite hot.
A popular dish from ABV using fresh calamari cut into rings and then coated in a mixture; it is fried afterward giving us all the freshness that this calamari can give us. Paired it with craft beer and you will not be able to stop eating them.
Jamaica Corn Fritters
Corn fritters are one of the many street foods in Jamaica. The first thing that is done is grind corn kernels and then this is made into the shape of a biscuit which at the end is deep-fried until it is gold and crispy. Meat sauce and cheese are topped on the corn fritter so the natural sweetness of it becomes clearer.
ABV’s Signature wings
Ordering ABV’s signature wings is a strong start for the meal, a plate of signature wings will make the customers want to order this dish over and over. Not only this dish shows the essence of the Caribbean food, but also the sauce made for this dish will make you addicted to it.
“Chicharron”Crispy Pork Belly
Chicharron is a popular dish in Peru. For this dish the pork is marinated for one day with a special recipe,the pork is fried in a pan. It has similarities with Taiwanese fried ribs, but the texture, in general, is chewer and the skin crispier. Visually it will trick us by looking tough, but fear not, when we try this pork it will be quite tender and tasty. This dish is paired with red onions and lemon to be squeezed adding a new layer of refreshing aromas.
Belizean Beef Stew with Chocolate
This chocolate beef stew originated with the Mayan culture, and for the ancient Mayan people, cocoa beans were their treasure. There is even a claim that chocolate beans were the popular currency of the time. At the time, it was discovered that there was a way to make beverages out of ground cocoa beans or used as a spice adding chili and vanilla to the preparation of different dishes. At ABV, we not only use 80% pure dark chocolate, but also a chocolate-flavored Stout to create this slightly sweet and bitter Belizean Beef chocolate stew.
Caribbean Fish Stew
The Caribbean Islands are rich in seafood, where a variety of fresh fish is indispensable at the local table. People usually stew fish together with vegetables such as celery, onions, and beefsteak tomatoes, and so on. At ABV, we use plenty of spices such as jalapeños, paprika, a mix of curry powder, and vegetables such as onions and beefsteak tomato, along with coconut milk and heavy cream, then the ingredients are stewed with fresh sea bass to complete this Caribbean-style dish.
“Pepian”Guatemala-Styled Chicken Stew
“Pepian” is a dish that has been prepared since the Mayan civilization, and the origins come from the Kaqchikel tribe located on the highlands of central and western Guatemala. The chicken in this dish is stewed with pumpkin and sesame seeds with a variety of peppers that has fruit-like flavors. The popularity of this dish in Guatemala can be compared with the popularity of Three Cups Chicken and Kung Pao Chicken here in Taiwan.
“Hilachas” Guatemalan Shredded Pork In Tomato-Tomatillo Sauce
“Hilacha” in Spanish means “Rag” and the reason this dish has this name is the meat in this dish is shredded giving a rag-like appearance. As one of Guatemala’s national dishes, Hilacha is a dish that is better accompanied with either white rice or local-made tortillas. This is one of the national dishes that can be found in any restaurant.
Cuban Beef Stew
Cuban Beef Stew is the Cuban version of potato stew. It is a traditional home-cooked dish that can easily be found. For this dish, there are more than a dozen spices including, cumin and bay leaf, and also, Cuban Beef Stew is rarely cooked using red olives and the result of using it, is simply amazing.
Guyanese stewed lamb is also known as Guyanese pepperpot. This dish is a traditional Christmas dish in Guyana and also a very famous national dish. At ABV we use lamb and a lot of spices like pepper, cinnamon, thyme, and others. These ingredients are stewed for some hours and the end result is our rendition for the Guyanese pepperpot.
Sausage & Bell Pepper Quesadilla
Quesadilla is a snack that originated in Mexico and it has a pancake-like shell made with cornmeal that is filled with ingredients and cheese. This new flavor of Sausage & Bell Pepper Quesadilla comes with refried bean dip that helps neutralize the greasy texture of the cheese, while three colored bell peppers and onions inside the tortilla gives a hint of sweetness and crispness to the dish, also inside the tortilla a special green sauce is added so it enhances the richness and texture of the dish, and the smoked sausage makes the flavor even better.
The word “Picadillo” means “to cut into small pieces” in Spanish, and in this dish it refers to the concept of mincing pork meat to very small pieces. ABV combines traditional Mexican cooking techniques while creating a new Quesadilla flavor in which the crust of the tortilla is baked until crisp and then filled with cheese, minced pork and jalapeños. When you take a bite at this Quesadilla you will notice how springy and soft is the tortilla while feeling the flavors of the filling full of flavors with a nice salty taste. Very satisfying for the gourmand.
Chicken & Frijoles Quesadilla
When we talk about Mexican classical snacks we cannot leave Quesadilla out of this talk and a popular combination for the filling of this dish is refried beans and chicken. For this quesadilla aside from the chicken and the refried beans, cheese, and Jalapeños are added as a finishing touch.
Let’s try a new interpretation of Quesadillas in terms of flavors, for this quesadilla, we made a match in heaven with sour cream and smoked salmon. We grill the quesadilla making the cheese to melt and wrap both the sour cream and the smoked salmon having a new way to eat quesadillas.
Quesadilla is a name that in Spanish can be used as a nickname for cheese since they are related and at the same time is also a classic dish in the Mexican cuisine. The wrap for this dish is folded with cheese and different fillings in it. ABV offers you three different flavors, and Spinach is one of them.
Guava Basted Cuban BBQ Pork Skewers
In Cuba, tropical fruits such as pineapple, papaya, banana, guava, and the world-famous sugar cane are all available at low prices and also often used in dishes. So at ABV, guava juice is made especially for the BBQ sauce in this dish giving the barbecued pork skewers a hint of tartness and sweetness that comes from the fruit. The barbecued meat is full of aromas and the sweet and tart taste of the sauce makes flavors of this dish layered and rich.
Paraguayan Styled BBQ
Paraguay is famous for producing beef and aside from exporting beef, we could say that eating beef is their national sport. Aside from beef and sausage related dishes, a very common dish is a corn cake called “Sopa Paraguaya”, a salty pastry made with fresh corn.
“Gambas al Ajillo” Nicaraguense Style Grilled Garlic Shrimp
Nicaragua’s fisheries and aquaculture industries are quite developed and their seafood is both high-quality and cost-effective which are very impressive. Among them, various kinds of shrimps are one of the must-try foods in Nicaragua. Aside from salt-coated shrimp, Garlic-butter is also a popular option.
Cuban Marinated Steak
For this dish, a traditional Cuban marinade is used. This marinade has oranges, cumin, and oregano, which is used on a 7 ounces sirloin steak. This steak compared to most steak’s flavor shows light fruity notes, also is accompanied with some roasted garlic specially prepared by the chef, which is made into crumbles and then sprinkled on top of this dish giving a nice decoration to the dish while enhancing the aroma of the food.
Chicken Skewers with Chimichurri
Chimichurri is a famous Argentinian sauce made with coriander, lemon juice, and garlic. This sauce is quite suitable for meat-based dishes and through Latin America it has become more popular, and chicken skewers are one of the most popular ways to accompany this sauce.
Caribbean Style Roasted Seabass Fillet
Roasting food directly on fire is the most common cooking technique in the Caribbean islands and at the same time, fresh fish is ubiquitous, is something that won’t be hard to find. Traditionally, local residents eat their food directly after being grilled. ABV’s roasted sea bass fillet is not only crispy but the meat is also tender. The special sauce for this dish has 6 different kinds of ingredients giving the fish a richer taste experience.
Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wings
The term Jerk (Smoke) refers to a Jamaican cooking way of either dry-rubbing or wet marinating a piece of meat using Jamaican spices. For this marinate we use a considerable amount of different spices (A mix of smoked Jamaican spices), which are 15, this amount of spices will add a layer of flavors into this dish. To prepare this dish the chicken wings are first grilled and then coated in the marinade specially made for this dish; the overall flavor of the jerk chicken wings will let everyone experience a high level of spiciness.
Jamaican Jerk Pork Rib
Jerk, a word that is derived from the word Ch’arki in the ancient Incan language, Quechua. For this dish, allspice, scotch bonnet, and many other spices are used. ABV way of cooking the pork ribs is at a low temperature for several hours making the ribs delicious and tender and even when you take a bite from them the bones are separated immediately
“Lechon Cubano” Cuban Style Roast Suckling Pig
ABV follows the Cuban tradition of removing the suckling pig’s insides and roasting it over a slow heat, then it is garnished with a huge amount of sliced bell pepper, cauliflower, and baby corn. To finish this dish salt and lemon is drizzled on top of the dish reducing any greasy feeling and increasing the delicious flavors on the dish. Come and try a very traditional dish from Cuba that often appears in festivals (Booking in advance is required)
Jamaican Roasted Pork With Chimichurri
A huge meat slab of 72 ounces, the “Jamaican Roasted Pork With Chimichurri” uses 13 spices covering its entire surface and then marinated for 48 hours. After being marinated for this period of time, it is roasted slowly for 3 hours, also the temperature of the meat at its center is 76 degrees Celsius. The meat becomes tender and is then accompanied by chimichurri. The chimichurri sauce that accompanies this dish is made with two types of spices, one is coriander and the other is oregano, garlic, white wine, and olive oil. This green sauce is the perfect match for this dish.
It is usual that in Colombia to welcome the Christmas a dish called Lechona is used, this dish uses a pig in which all the meat and insides are taken out and later the pig is filled in again with cooked rice, meat, and fat from the pig. After six hours of low-temperature slow roasting, the skin becomes beautifully showing a bronze-like color and is also very crispy. The amount of food in this dish is enough to share with 20 to 30 people and due to its size, preparation and ingredients, it is required to book one week in advance.
We offer two types of meat for this dish, the first one is pork loin marinated using allspice and accompanied by olives, pineapple, and tomato. The second meat is beef, using prime grade blade steak giving you the experience of what is to be happy while eating meat.
Oysters in which meat size is bigger than a 10 NTD coin is used in this dish. The oysters here are bathed with a sour and spicy sauce that has shredded coconut, lemon juice, tomato, and cilantro. This sauce is really good at removing any fishiness that could be perceived even people that don’t dare to eat oysters could eat lots of it without noticing such flavor.
“Camarones Enchilados” Cuban Chili Shrimp Stew
This dish is said to have become popular among Haitian slaves who went to work in the sugar cane fields of Cuba. When talking about Enchilados as a cooking style, it is referred to a thick soup type of food in which the main protein is seafood. Often spiciness is added to further enhance the flavor, but the key ingredient in this type of dish is tomato sauce and wine as the base for the sauce.
At ABV we use capers, lime and white wine vinegar giving a slight tartness to the dish, and for the stew broth tomato paste and white wine is used with a variety of spices, and finally fresh shrimps are added to cook in the stew creating a rich Cuban-style shrimp stew.
Cuban Style Garbanzos and Sausage
Chickpea is one of the most important grains in India and Pakistan, and also very common in Europe. This dish, Cuban style garbanzos and sausage have the following ingredients cut to the size of a chickpea: sausage, ground pork, and bacon which are then combined with tomatoes and its sourness. Then paprika is used so the smokiness that this spice has synergizes with the sausage. Chickpeas usually shows a hint of nuttiness, especially chestnuts like flavor, which is a perfect dish for those that do not enjoy dishes based on beans because it can unveil a new world of flavors and textures.
“Choriqueso”Mexican Sausage Cheese Dip
The use of this dip is quite extensive in Mexico, you can find it as a filling in a pizza, accompanied with Doritos, inside some tortillas, or accompanying a Mexican soup as a side-dish. The way we prepare this dip is by stir-frying Mexican chorizo and Jalapeños, then add a big amount of cheese, and afterward, the whole dish is baked, so the cheese melts nicely. When you smell the dip it will give you a clear spicy and lots of cheese aromas. This dip comes accompanied with bread. We assure you that you will end cleaning the plate.
“Pastel de Choclo” Chilean Corn Casserole
This corn-based dish originally from Chile is quite popular in South America. To prepare this dish housewives use the local corn variety and grind it. The shape of this dish comes from the round cocotte this dish is prepared and the ingredients that are usually used to cook it are different types of meat, egg, black olives, raisins, and onions.
“Ropa Vieja” Cuban Pulled Beef with Tajada
Ropa Vieja is one of Cuba’s famous dishes. The meaning of Ropa vieja is literally “old clothes” and the reason for naming this dish like this is the similarity between this dish and strips of old clothes. This dish is stewed with shredded beef, bell peppers, olives, and onions. For the presentation, we use traditional methods and this is by accompanying the dish using either fried banana chips or cassava chips.
Dominican Style Sautéed Calamari
The use of coconut milk gives that tropical characteristic to the Caribbean cuisine, and the usage of different types of spices shows how diverse are the flavors of the Caribbean cuisine. If you eat this dish sautéed calamari with your eyes closed, it will transport you to the beaches of the Caribbean.
Sautéed Mushroom with Rum
Rum is the alcoholic drink that represents the Caribbean and is made with sugarcane. The typical scene in pirate movies is pirates holding a tankard of rum while drinking and singing. Well, this makes sense because wine is relatively a luxury in the Caribbean, so many European dishes are changed to a more Caribbean characteristic with the usage of rum instead of wine.
Caribbean Style Sautéed Calm
The Caribbean seas are rich in clams and based on the traditional way of cooking clams with white wine, it is common to add tomatoes, red bell peppers, cayenne, and cilantro to add an extra layer of aromas and complexities to the oyster.
Fajitas is a classical dish in the Mexican cuisine. This dish is cooked with a variety of bell peppers making the meat aromas explode. This dish is accompanied with the following sauces, avocado sauce, salsa, sour cream, and refried beans. It is excellent with American-style beers
Garlic Shrimp With Paprika
In the past, the Caribbean islands were conquered by European countries and a remnant in terms of food was this dish left by the Spanish. The powerful aromas that come from olive oil and shrimp are better accompanied by bread and refreshing wheat beer.
Bloody Mary Mussel
People that frequently visit bars are no stranger to the word “Bloody Mary”, also besides this particular name, is also one of the few savory cocktails out there. There is a famous dish called “Bloody Mary Mussel”, that uses this cocktail as inspiration and since one of the basic ingredients for this cocktail is tomato juice, it is perfect for mussels making it an amazing dish.A very interesting to do is after opening the mussels you can use the shell to scoop even more sauce and turn the mussels even better.
Beef Cubano Sandwich
For this sandwich, we use roasted beef slices with Jalapeños, fresh onions, mayonnaise, and melted cheese. When you try this Cuban Sandwich you will feel the meatiness of the sandwich, with a bit of spiciness and the melted cheese.
ABV replicates the Cuban sandwich flavors showcased in the movie “Chef”. Pork is cured for a whole night, and afterward is roasted at a relatively low temperature, then the roasted pork is sliced and put inside Ciabatta bread, and together with the pork, Parma ham, salami, cheese, and pickled cucumbers are pressed together giving us an amazing Cuban Sandwich. It is one of the most popular dishes at ABV Caribbean!
BBQ Pulled chicken
Aside from having a classic Cuban sandwich, ABV offers a version that uses a housemade BBQ sauce that has sweet, sour, and smoky notes. Chicken breast is shredded and is sauteéd together with the BBQ sauce and in this way, the chicken will absorb all the flavors having something new!
Smoked salmon doesn’t make part of the sandwich mythos, but in this sandwich, we use it together with fresh onions, and sour cream. A very simple sandwich that is amazing!
A chicken and corn soup that comes with rice. This dish can only be found in South America, and at ABV this classic dish is a recreation of authentic Colombian home-cooking. This dish is made with chicken stock and served with a variety of root vegetables such as different varieties of potatoes, corn, avocado, and shredded chicken breast. The soup has the flavor of both potatoes, and also the flavor of milk and special herbs, finally the rice soaked in the soup also gives a refreshing and pleasant flavor and mouthfeel to the dish.
The tacos Nicaragüenses has differences with their Mexican city counterpart. The origin of this style of Tacos comes from the ancient city of Leon the northwestern part of Nicaragua. These tacos are rolled in small size filled with pork or chicken. The usual serving method is by stacking multiple rolls topped with cabbage and sour cream. A dish that is suitable as a snack or as a dinner.
“Chimichanga”Deep Fried Burrito
Traditional Mexican burrito is usually filled with rice, meat, bell peppers, salsa, and avocado. For this dish, pork, bacon, beans that are cooked for 2 hours, rice, and spices are put inside a flour tortilla and then are made into a roll, this way the rice flavor becomes richer. After the roll has been made then it is deep fried giving making the skin crispy. The mouthfeel is both crunchy on the outside and the inside is full of ingredients.
Chimichurri Rice with Mixed Seafood
Chimichurri originated in Argentina and is made with chopped parsley or cilantro, as well as shallots and lemon juice. In Argentina, it is a common flavour-enhancing sauce used with various meats. The ABV chef adds Chimichurri to the spiced rice, and also adds a lot of seafood, seasoned with Chimichurri sauce to make this dish more South American.
Chimichurri Rice with Grilled Seabass
Spiced rice, or pilaf (pilaf) is a classic dish in the Balkans, Middle East, Central and South Asia, East Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Chimichurri originated in Argentina and usually consists of chopped coriander, minced garlic, oregano and white vinegar. production. The chef of ABV added fresh sea bass to Chimichurri Spiced Rice, allowing everyone to taste the delicious seafood and fish Spiced Rice.
Gallo Pinto with Peruvian Chicken
If the Spanish word “Gallo Pinto” is translated into Chinese it will mean “Spotted rooster – 斑點公雞”, and if talking about the food, the beans over the rice is like the spots in a rooster. It is a dish that is quite common in Central America and also considered the national dishes of both Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The most common food accompanied with this dish is eggs, salad, or grilled meat, but in our case, we use peruvian roasted chicken.
Caribbean shrimp with Risotto
The base concept of this dish comes from the Paella but with higher moisture content. With this dish, multiple cooking methods like Spain, France, Africa, and other countries are used. The flavors are rich and heavy. For this dish a big amount of shrimps are used so you can eat shrimps to your heart’s content.
Gallo Pinto with Jerk Pork Ribs
If the Spanish word “Gallo Pinto” is translated into Chinese it will mean “Spotted rooster – 斑點公雞”, and if talking about the food, the beans over the rice is like the spots in a rooster. It is a dish that is quite common in Central America and also considered the national dishes of both Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The most common food accompanied with this dish is eggs, salad, or grilled meat. For this version, Jerk pork ribs are used.
Pastelon alla Bolognese
In the early days of the Caribbean after the age of exploration, flour was not produced since wheat cannot be found to make lasagna. The local residents of Puerto Rico came up with the idea of using fried banana slices to replace the pasta in the lasagna making a dish that truly belongs to the Caribbean.
Pastelon with Mushrooms and Truffle
The earliest lasagna that uses banana originated in the warm and sunny country of Puerto Rico, where early shipping was not as well developed as it is today, also the country itself is in the tropics which makes producing wheat harder and therefore flour is not available due to the weather, but is abundant in bananas and plantain which were used by housewives in Puerto Rico as a replacement for the lasagna pasta and crust, and this was done by slicing ripped plantains creating a sweet, salty, and tasty home-cooked meal.
For this particular version of Pastelon, Champignon,king oyster mushroom, White beech mushroom, and truffles are used giving a rich mushroom flavor dazzling those who try the dish.
This is quite different from the typical Quesadilla because of the sweetness. This quesadilla comes with banana and peanut flavor. In recent years Mexican street food has flooded the streets of Europe and the United States having vending carts selling Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas, etc. and due to this trend and the combination of flavors this flavor was born. Cheese and various ingredients inside the Quesadilla were replaced with peanut butter, bananas, almonds, and chocolate. Aside from having this Quesadilla we also accompany the dish with vanilla ice cream!
Handmade Brownie with Ice Cream
Brownie was a beautiful mistake made by a pastry chef. This chef forgot to add baking powder to one dish making it dense and with a thick mouthfeel. Combining the strong aroma of chocolate and vanilla ice cream will create an eternal loop of flavors and aromas.
Latino Flan with Sliced Almond
“Latino Flan with Sliced Almond” is a dessert that is carefully made. It is made with what it seems as simple ingredients like eggs, milk and sugar, but to make this dish the proportion of the ingredients is key and this is done masterfully by the chef. The dessert will show a pudding aroma that will charm you and because it comes with slices of almond you will notice a complementing light almond fragrance. The finishing touch for this dessert is a carefully made caramel that is light in flavor, making the whole combination of flavors lift your spirit with its sweetness.
A syrup made with white wine, brown sugar, rum, and cinnamon powder accompany a chiffon cake that has a crispy crust and a rich inner texture, also having some plum inside the cake. All these combinations elevates the cake flavor to the next level.