Wednesday, March 19, 2014

La Feria~ 4130 CASS DETROIT MICHIGAN 48201

La Feria in Detroit on Cass, near Wayne State.. This little hideaway we found in January is AMAZING!. We found this place on 1/18 when we were actually attempting to go to the Whitney. We missed our reservations and decided to try it out. This food is amazingly fresh, hot, delicious, aromatic and filling. La Feria is a Spanish Tapas Bar in the heart of Detroit near Wayne State. It's smile but very welcoming and inviting. On our first experience this was our menu

Grilled Pork, Cumin, Rice Sausage.

My palate is SO sensitive, that most times I don't eat out. I can not only smell every herb, but fully taste every ingredient. And listen, a lot of people cook with cumin, but incorrectly. This sausage is a little charred, but soft, almost a buttery texture with the perfect amount of cumin. The marriage of the subtle flavors ignite the sense and awaken the taste buds. 

ChampiƱones en Salsa Verdevv
Grilled Portabella. Sauce of Parsley, Lemon & Garlic

These mudrooms were impeccably divine. I could have had a little more of the sauce drizzled. But I think that can be determined by each patron. Too much might overwhelm the freshness of the mushroom. 

Berenjenas Fritasv
Fried Eggplant. Honey.

This eggplant was a palate's favorite. It was lightly battered and salted then drizzled with delicious honey. Whoever thought of eggplant and honey? Well they did! And eggplant for me will NEVER be the same!

Tocino Relleno de Datil
Bacon Wrapped Dates. Stuffed with Almond.

The happy treat is I must say, my favorite. First you taste the smoky salty bacon, then you reach the chewy sweet dates then alas! The crunchy almond inside. It is a delicious treat that I wish I could have everyday to savor. The owner (whom I've spoken too) really knows how to combine favors, taste and textures in a completely compatible way.

We also had the house Sangria which was somewhat sweet, spicy with fresh fruit. It was the perfect pairing with our meal. To this day when we go to nosh at La Feria, we enjoy a fresh glass of La Feria. 

At our last few outings we've tried

Pincho Moruno
Moorish-style Grilled Pork or Chicken on Skewer.

We had the Pork which was soft white meat with a delicate curry

 Gambas al Ajillogf
Seared Shrimp. Garlic. Dried Chilis.

Perfect addition to the menu, not too spicy and perfectly prepared

Fried Cod. Adobo Seasoning

We're committed to trying a new dish every time we go. This was also a very delightful surprise to our taste buds. The cod was crunchy on the outside and soft and meaty on the inside. Not thin or watery, but very full pieces of fresh fish. 

Even as I'm writing this food blog my stomach is calling me to La Feria.. "Fight the rain and go Shawn" It's saying.. and I might just answer.. It's only been two weeks but I'm jones-ing for it!

La Feria is small and you may have to wait for a table. But trust me when I tell you, it's more than worth the wait!

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