Bulla, a gastrobar out of South Florida, is set to open Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the new Lakeside Crossing center in Winter Park.
This is the third Bulla (say BOO-yah), but others are planned. The menu is Spanish and heavy on the tapas selections, though there are a few larger plates, including paella and suckling pig.
I was invited to get a sneak peek at the place. The interior is bright and open and features a large bar in the front and a side dining area just off the main dining room that can be converted into one or two private rooms seating a large group of 50 or two parties of 25.
Regional chef Diego Solano demonstrated one of the restaurant’s signature tapas, Huevos Bulla, which has house-made potato chips, Serrano ham and eggs deep fried in canola oil. It was pretty yummy.
I’ll let Solano tell you more about the restaurant in the video below.
The shopping center, which is where the old Mount Vernon Inn and Red Fox Lounge once stood, is curiously named seeing as how it’s not on the lakeside of Orlando Avenue. Maybe that’s the crossing referred to in the name. Though if you cross the street, you’ll have to walk through Hillstone to get to the lake.
Watch for a review of Bulla after it opens.
Bulla Gastrobar is at 110 S. Orlando Ave., Winter Park. Beginning Wednesday it will be open for lunch and dinner daily. The phone number is 321-214-6120.