May 20, 2024

Southwest | Lakeland


215 E. Main Street

Golden Spoon

There’s more than a Latin accent here in Nineteen61’s sparkling new digs. Marcos Fernandez and team cook Cuban and Spanish dishes with the passion and elegance of 21st-century food lovers. There’s avocado chimichurri with angus churrasco and Manchego risotto wth ropa vieja. Fernandez spikes corvina ceviche with hot leche de tigre and adorns it with enoki mushrooms and micro cilantro. Follow with mousse of Peruvian chocolate.

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