Top 10 Takeover: La Dulce


Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers and Detroit Free Press have teamed up for the Top 10 Takeover, a series of restaurant takeovers that will highlight the ten best new restaurants in Detroit and the surrounding area. Last time we looked at Mabel Gray. Next, the Takeover heads to Royal Oak to check out La Dulce on June 28.

La Dulce, a restaurant whose kitchen is headed up by executive chef Hector Sanz, is located in Royal Oak and serves up flavorful, inventful Spanish tapas that are a departure from the ordinary. The Tuesday, June 28 Takeover will offer restaurant-goers five courses of delicious Spanish and Mexican cuisine, each one unique to this one night.

"Tostada de Jabali" --  A tostada of boar shoulder braised in adobo with red cabbage slaw.

“Tostada de Jabali” — A tostada of boar shoulder braised in adobo with red cabbage slaw.

The first course will treat Takeover ticket-holders to a Trio de Mar: Conchas borrachas (scallop ceviche with spicy lime and pisco sauce); pintxo de calamar relleno de morcilla (blood sausage stuffed cuttlefish skewer); chalupa de cangrejo (masa shell with chard and crab meat).

The second course is called Ajo Blanco, which is a chilled Andalusian-style soup with pomegranate and piqual olive oil. The third course is a skewer dish known as Pintxo de Morcilla al PX con Foie. These pan seared morel skewers are coupled with foie gras in a Pedro Ximenez sherry reduction. The fourth course is a Segovia-style suckling pig ingot known as Lingote de Cochinillo Asado.

Finally, the fifth course brings everything together with a Mexican-style dulce de leche panna cotta with mixed nuts, cajeta brittle and mexcal-cajeta sauce known as Trio de Cajeta.

Montadito de Setas is rustic bread topped with olive-oil poached shiitake mushrooms with aged goat cheese and chives.

Montadito de Setas is rustic bread topped with olive-oil poached shiitake mushrooms with aged goat cheese and chives.

Unfortunately, tickets to the La Dulce Takeover are sold out, but you can enter for a chance to win two tickets here. The deadline for entry in the ticket drawing is June 23.

For a list of upcoming restaurants on the Detroit Free Press Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Top 10 Takeover and to know when tickets go on sale, click here.