The chefs at Solar de Minho have mastered the art of Portuguese-style rodizio, cooking slow-roasted beef and lamb, intricately seasoned with traditional spices. In the dining room, gauchos yield 3-foot skewers of sizzling beef and lamb to slice tableside. In addition to rodizio, Solar de Minho’s cooks prepare other Portuguese and Brazilian dishes, such as pork medallions seasoned with port-wine sauce or fresh herbs such as cilantro, or freshly caught lobster, flounder, and shrimp. After scraping their plates clean, diners can unwind amid the dining room’s sunny, yellow walls and hanging chandeliers by sipping a glass of wine from Portugal, Italy, or California.
You can see hundreds of years of international influences in the Caribbean just by looking at the menu at Caribbean Essence Sports Lounge & Restaurant. The flavors of the East are incorporated into every dish of lo mein. These flavors blend with the area's natural plethora of seafood, which results in dishes such as the hot crab fried rice and the crab sticks. While guests snack on these internationally inspired dishes, TVs broadcast sporting events to crowds sipping on beers or deciding which team's helmet to wear at their wedding.
Family owned for 39 years, Roma Ristorante befriends neglected bellies and grants them access to a menu of scrumptious Italian dishes. Embark on a palatable journey with a hot antipasto of shrimp, clams, mussels, eggplant rollatine, and a stuffed mushroom ($12.95). Once properly teased, tongues can have their way with larger meals, artfully prepared by chef Charles Biondolillo—who learned his techniques from his father Pietro, a master Italian chef—including a plate of sautéed broccoli florets with cavatelli pasta ($12.95) and whole wheat primavera, a fusilli-based concoction that heats up a bed of garlic white wine or pink cream sauce with irresistible veggie companions ($13.95). After consulting the wine list, wash down bites of veal saltimbocca ($16.95) with delicious thoughts about a glass of Straccali chianti ($6). Diners admire the bright mural of sky clouds portrayed on the ceiling while sipping a glass of Geyser Park sauvignon blanc ($7) and savoring tilapia marechiara with clams, mussels, and marinara sauce ($19.95).
Euro Lounge recreates the continental lifestyle all in one establishment—you can dine on Spanish tapas, sip French wines, and dance to international tunes in the club-like lounge area. Chefs prepare both hot and cold small plates, such as fried scallops in raspberry sauce and lobster salad with angel hair pasta. You can wash down these eats with cocktails from the bar, before heading to the dance floor, where colorful lights flash from the ceiling and beneath the bar. The space features live salsa bands on Fridays, house-style dance parties on Saturdays, and Latin-inspired rhythms on Sundays, the internationally recognized day of cha-cha.