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  • Northeast Wisconsin
  • January 2010
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Osorio's Latin Fusion

Having watched many chef- and food-related TV programs over the years, I’ve been exposed to many cooking styles and techniques. Latin fusion is one that has always intrigued me, so I really wanted to experience it for myself. I was very excited to learn that our community has welcomed Osorio’s Latin Fusion and I had to get there immediately to take on this food experience!

As soon as we walked into Osorio’s, we were welcomed by the warm and friendly staff and were quite impressed by the beautiful environment, with its warm colors and modern décor. I was very excited to learn that all of the food is prepared from scratch with fresh, quality ingredients. The authentic recipes were either handed down from family or specially created by the chef and his family. It was also nice to learn that Osorio’s features a huge gluten-free menu along with many delicious vegetarian options.

On this lunch visit, my work friend and I were both intrigued by the Grilled Fish Tacos and ordered the same meal. The fresh corn tortillas (my favorite) were stuffed with flaky whitefish and smothered with a lot of “not-too-spicy” flavor. Since every meal comes with two side options, we also indulged in the house-made Refried Black Beans (for added protein) and the Veggie Blend, which featured flavorful fresh green spinach, crisp sweet corn, black beans, fresh sautéed mushrooms and sweet red peppers. These choices were the perfect complement to the rich flavors of the marinated fish tacos.

On another occasion, a friend and I visited for dinner and, once again, we were not disappointed. We stuffed ourselves with an array of delicious appetizers, creative cocktails, incredible entrées and the best house-made flan, which featured flavors of mocha and tiramisu. We started out the meal with Seared Tuna with a spicy ginger seasoning. This was served atop crisp, fresh jicama, which perfectly contrasted the tuna. The different textures were certainly a treat for the mouth! The guacamole was another treat — with perfect “secret” flavors that I can never seem to perfect at home — served with thin, seasoned, homemade tortillas and salsa. We also tried a vegetarian appetizer, Veggie Flautas, which were a bit “naughty” as they were deep fried. However, the tortillas were not heavy or oily, and, in fact, quite light. They were stuffed with sautéed spinach, mushrooms, black beans, red peppers with an absolutely delicious tequila cream sauce. I could have easily stuffed myself with these alone!

(We both agreed that stopping by one evening to enjoy cocktails and appetizers in the beautiful large bar would be very delightful!)

After getting our fill of appetizers, I ordered the Vegetarian Chile Relleno, a delicious “unfried” version of the traditional favorite. The baked Poblano pepper was stuffed with the veggie blend of spinach, black beans, corn, red peppers, mushrooms and Cotija cheese, and topped with just enough tequila cream sauce for added flavor. I will certainly order this again!

My guest ordered the healthier menu option, the Cecina Wrapped Scallops. These fresh jumbo sea scallops were wrapped with thinly sliced Cecina, then seasoned, seared and baked perfectly, topped with orange rum sauce. He chose a side of Rosemary Red Potatoes with sautéed garlic and butter with the house-made Veggie Blend. It was a great fusion of the usual surf n’ turf, but changed to fit the latin fusion flavors that are a treat for your taste buds.

The friendly server convinced us that we absolutely had to try the house-made Mocha Flan. Typically, I am not a fan of flan. This certainly changed both of our minds and we will be ordering this in the future for sure! It was an absolute delight and we polished off the plate.

Osorio’s Latin Fusion features a warm environment with private large party rooms and “mini” rooms that are romantic and cozy for couples or small parties. Be sure to visit with your honey or your friends! Or call Osorio’s for your next event. Thank you for a great dining experience! 

 


 

 

Osorio’s Latin Fusion

1910 N. Casaloma Dr., Appleton

920-955-3766

http://OsoriosLatinFusion.com

Hours: M-Th 11am-9pm; F-Sa 11am-10pm; Su 11am-8pm

 

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