RUM BAR NEW CHEF, NEW MENU, NEW DAY Meet Chef Luis Lara
Last month Rum Bar got itself a new chef. According toPhila Grubstreet,
Last night I attended a press dinner at Rum Bar, to meet the new chef and try out the new menu during a tasting. (The dishes are a quarter of the size if they were served normally.) Basically I thought everything was delicious, and I look forward to returning for full size meals.
Adam Kanter and Executive Chef Luis Lara
Ecuadorian Ceviche $9
Fish is Chef’s pick, cilantro, red onions, tomatoes, a blend of citrus juices, fresh mango, and cancha chulpe “corn nuts” – Loved the “salad”
Cubano Egg Rolls $9
Roast pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickles, with a mustard aioli dipping sauce – YUM. Loved the dipping sauce.
Sauteed Pulpo with Mojo$18
Octopus sautéed in garlic and olive oil finished with lime and cilantro – Delicious!!
Cuban Style Calamari $9 – Delicious and really priced well.
Served with fried jalapeños and spring mix, drizzled with a spicy raspberry coulis and balsamic reduction
Mussels Ramona $10
Served with a mango relish – Great, but I needed a bib
Chef Luis and Adam have been testing dishes for their flavor and presentation, and thought it would be a good idea to take pictures of all the dishes and put them up on the frig so everyone can see how they should be presented. Very clever.
Thom Cardwell, writer/Dev Director of Cinefest and owner of Rum Bar Adam Kanter celebrate the end of a good meal. Adam and I touched on the recently held Rum Fest. He tells me that it’s returning to Octo again this year, but he will have a few more surprises and upgrades. Check out the entire menu on FooBooz
Day of the Dead – October 30, 2010 – Rum Bar Monster Mash – Costumes required