Chef Luis Herrera - of Cosme and Alto acclaim - is serving up upscale, farm to table 'comfort' plates - interpretating the traditional fare from his home of Caracas. Think dishes like corn dumplings filled with beef in a tangy tomato sauce; corn fritters with sweet plantain, queso blanco and creamy homemade nata; and tamales stuffed with pork.
The space is nostalgically furnished with a 80s themed around a Latina grandma's home - decked out with handmade oak dining tables, plush leather sofas, and soft lighting with photographs of Venezuela on the walls by Emmy award nominated photographer, Carlos Beltran.
A taste of Venezuela
Venezuelan corn doughnuts with sweet plantain, white cheese & spiced papelon syrup; tomato salad with charred avocado, heart of palm & red onion; baby shark stew with plantain, guayanés cheese, caramelized coconut milk, ají dulce paste & jasmine rice and braised short rib with burnt papelón sauce, yucca, pickled papaya, peanuts & mint.
In times of political injustice upon Venezuelans, Casa Ora is dedicated to donating a portion of revenue to families forced to seek asylum due to lack of human rights resources such as food, clean water, and government protection.