Fusion fare allows chefs to express the spirit of multiple nations without drawing the outcry of sewing a patchwork quilt made of their flags. Sample cross-national cuisine with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of fusion fare and drinks at Meyer's Latin Flair in Coral Springs.
Drawing from the distinctive cuisines of Peru, Mexico, Cuba, and Argentina, the chefs at Meyer's Latin Flair infuse a diverse menu with surprising flavors and unlimited zest. Diners get pumped up for the main course by seasoned meal openers such as plantain chips ($4.99) and by T-shirts fired out of a cannon in the kitchen. In the decadent churrasco al carbon ($17.49), a drizzle of chimichurri sauce spices a charbroiled steak, and the pork mofongo ($13.99) stews sweet plantains in savory garlic. Like building an aquarium in a barnyard, the paella Valenciana ($22.99) grants diners a glimpse of chicken and chorizo mingling with shrimp, mussels, and clams. When preparing the berry chicken ($15.99), chefs drizzle raspberry sauce onto a crispy roasted half-chicken dressed with strawberries and sprinkled with honey-glazed walnuts. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights enlivens the dining experience for the seventh sense, hearing.
Meyer's Latin Bistro
The chef and namesake of Meyer's Latin Bistro, Meyer Pinchassow, incorporates global culinary trends and personal inspiration into dishes from Spain, Cuba, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Beyond praising the food, a review in Life Magazine's Good Eats Dining Guide said, of owners Meyer and his wife, Claudia, that he is "classically trained, with skills lovingly honed by family recipes and traditions," and she "brings a business acumen, lovable people skills and a warmth to the table." Chef Pinchassow uses both his instincts and an education from The International Culinary School while creating dishes such as paella valenciana with seafood and chorizo or slow-roasted chicken with fresh strawberries and honey-glazed walnuts.
The restaurant's upbeat, welcoming vibe stems from occasional live Latin music and its warm, rustic decor. The walls have been painted with flowers and patterns that resemble natural rock formations and the boulders that are traditionally rolled through cornfields to make tortillas.
2528 N University Dr.
Coral Springs, Florida 33065