Metro Detroit’s new spot for Peruvian food, Culantro, debuts Wednesday, May 2, in Ferndale. The restaurant will open its doors at 10 a.m. for lunch in the former Southern Belle Bistro space at 22939 Woodward Ave., according to a Facebook announcement.
Culantro, which gets its name from an herb native to Central and South America, is one of only a few restaurants in the region offering Peruvian cuisine. The restaurant features a large counter area and a mixture of booth seating and four top tables surrounded by colorful paintings and textured walls covered with leafy green material.
On the menu, diners can expect options like Peruvian chicken cooked in a charcoal rotisserie, fried yuca, and pork shoulder sandwiches. The restaurant also offers items like passion fruit mousse and chicha morada, a non-alcoholic drink made with purple corn, spices, and sliced fruit.
Culantro will open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Website.