After two years in Royal Oak and several weeks of renovations, the team behind multi-cultural tapas restaurant La Dulce has opened doors at its new home at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront in Detroit, located across Washington Boulevard from Cobo Center.
The newly minted restaurant, bar, and patio has allowed the team to begin breakfast and lunch service. Additionally, a larger kitchen operation allows the culinary team to feature new large-scale dining experiences and classic Spanish dishes, including suckling pig, shareable paella, and Spanish Latas, a selection of curated items served tableside.
An updated menu also features piquillo peppers and crab, tomahawk steak, fried rock fish, tuna tataki, and four signature paellas, including squid ink, pork rib, seafood, and farmer’s market.
La Dulce’s craft drink selection has been curated by beverage director Dan McCarthy and is split into three categories: cocktails, spritzes, and house gin and tonics. Signature drinks include the Prickly Pear (St. George Terroir gin, prickly pear tonic, lemon grass, Thai basil), To Your Health! (Milagro tequila, mango Patron, watermelon, lime), and sangria made with fortified rum, house spice blend, and fresh citrus.
The 7,000-square-foot space features a 70-seat dining room, a 20-seat bar, and a 20-seat outdoor patio inspired by meadows and surrounded with fresh herbs, long grass, and imported budding olive trees.
The new space has incorporated signature features from La Dulce’s original Royal Oak location, including tall white shelving units, bright white furniture, ornate vases and décor, and teacup-decorated chandeliers. Design elements new to the space include urban street art and neon signage, including one reading “Soup of the Day = Sangria” above the bar.
La Dulce is located at 2 Washington Blvd. and is open from Monday – Sunday 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Café & Bar: Sunday – Wednesday 6:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.; Thursday – Saturday 6:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. Valet parking is available at the hotel.