There's no way around it: The ugliest dish I tried at Winter Park's new Bulla Gastrobar is also the most delicious. I must share.
Blah, right? Nope. I want to eat this again tonight, and tomorrow night. It's called Huevos 'Bulla'. Huevos means "eggs" in Spanish, and Bulla is a happening place for Spanish tapas, thus the foreign language. The egg -- hmm -- fried? poached? It was fresh and bold and drippy and spectacular, meshing with a plateful of housemade potato chips, then topped with truffle oil, Serrano ham and potato foam. I guess it's a Spanish take on a classic American breakfast. Whatever the case, it works.
I tasted it with other food writers at a media dinner, and the gal on my right said, "I never would have ordered this, ever, based on the name and description. I am so glad I tried it." Me too. I had to politely share. Now I want to return and order my own.
The restaurant, the third tapas outlet of a Miami-based concept, served us several other creations in its private dining room. Here were my other favorites.
Give Bulla Gastrobar a try. It has indoor and outdoor seating plus a bar. During happy hour, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. nightly, all drinks 50 percent off from seven days a week.