We're still a little ways out from the opening of Jose Garces' Cuban diner, Rosa Blanca, but we've managed to get our grubby little hands on the opening menu. Traditionally, diner menus are massive, and while this one can't compare to the girth of true old school diners, it's quite beasty for a Jose Garces restaurant.
The menu is broken up into starters and salads (sopas y ensaladas), entrees (entradas), lunch (comidas), breakfast (desayunos), and even some blue plate daily specials, like arroz con pollo and pato a la brasa.
Most of the dishes on the menu are very hearty and fall into the comfort food classics category, like vaca frita and ropa viejo. There are a few American diner classics given the Cuban treatment, like chicken croquettes (croquettas de pollo) and chicken noodle soup (sopa de fideos). Garces even gets a little cheeky with some playful variations on brunch items like a Cuban Eggs Benedict and pumpkin pancakes.
Rosa Blanca Opening Menu by C Evan Flatt
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