Ferndale is slated to receive a new Peruvian eatery this spring called Culantro. The new eatery is headed to the former Southern Belle Bistro space at 22939 Woodward Ave., according to the Metro Times.
Alvaro Herrera, whose mother Betty Shuell runs the restaurant, says diners can expect traditional Peruvian dishes as well as “contemporary takes” on classic recipes such as pollo a la brasa — chicken marinated in Peruvian spices for 24 hours and roasted in a charcoal oven.
The menu will also feature options like aji de gallina (creamed Peruvian chicken made with spicy aji amarillo peppers), sandwiches, salads, and more. The restaurant, which gets its name from an herb native to Central and South America, will source many of its ingredients from Peru. Barring any delays, the restaurant is on track to debut sometime in April.