A True Blood themed restaurant? Why not? That is exactly what successful restaurateur, Jody Pennette thought when he opened his most recent venture, The Red Lulu, in the late fall of 2010, located in South Norwalk, CT.
Just alone the entrance resembles some hip and trendy eatery; it's black and charcoal trim with touches of glass decor reflects stylistic modern aspects of gothic architecture at its best. Do we dare say we love dark and brooding? Maybe a hint of old school London? Okay, we're trying... either way--You had me at cocina and tequila. Yes. And Yes.
But don't be fooled. Behind this fun and unique themed restaurant is a delicious menu featuring some very yummy-looking Mexican dishes. And the tequila bar... Did I mention one of my first loves is Silver Tequila? Yes, it is. Even though I have moved on to high end Vodka, a good Tequila still has a heart. Me and Tequila go way back.
(Stamford Times) Not a typical Mexican restaurant "with globs of cheese," Rob Moss (VP of Operations for CB5 Restaurant Group) describes the cuisine as Mexican street food with a gourmet twist. Chef Juan Reyes from Mexico City brings his Mexican roots and adds a playful, bold touch. The menu items include: Lobster Enchilada, Crab and Poblano Nachos, Salmon with Coconut Milk and Sweet Mexican Bean Paste. Adding to the experience, diners are treated to cotton candy at the end of their meal.
The cocktails are also creative. Says Moss, "You won't find bottled lime juice or sour mix at our bar." The signature margaritas include: The Broken Heart, with hibiscus, muddled grapes, raspberries and pink peppercorns, or The Diablo, like a Bloody Mary, but with blood orange, pineapple, strawberries and Serrano chiles.
Well, I have to say I'm intrigued... and jealous. I love True Blood. AND I love Mexican food. How dare they! Why wasn't Hawaii considered for this location?
If you are in the area--check them out. Open 7 days a week, you can make reservations at (203) 939-1600.