Tale of the Tape: Verdad

VerdadVerdad (Spanish for the truth), a tapas and tequila bar opens today in Bryn Mawr at the site of the former Carmine’s Creole Cafe.

The Space

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  • Seating for 85
  • Three distinct areas
    • Front dining room by wide opening windows
    • Bar area with banquettes and plenty of leopard print
    • Rear dining is more formal, separated from bar area by wrought iron fence
  • Restored tin ceiling

The Menu

  • Euro-Latin inspired tapas influenced by Spanish, Cuban, Brazilian and Mexican cuisines
  • Chef Nick Farina comes from Bryn Mawr’s Blush
  • Price point is about $35 per person, more if you order a large plate
  • Menu broken down into:
    • Nibbles
    • Soups and Salads
    • Ceviche
    • Tacos y pan
    • Sea
    • Land
    • Large Plates
  • Highlights include:
    • Grilled Octopus
    • Cuban sandwich
    • Black truffle, confit chicken, goat cheese flatbread
    • Halibut in mango mojo
    • Short Rib in port wine reduction
    • Lobster with Serrano ham and corn
  • Menu (PDF)

The Drinks

  • Extensive tequila selection
  • Tequila flights
  • South American and Spanish wines by bottle and glass
  • Six beers on tap including Dogfish Head and Weyerbacher

Verdad
818 W Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA
610-520-9100

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