Forte European Tapas Bar & Bistro

Bulgarian tapas? Yes, at Nina Manchev’s funky, eccentric west-side restaurant, where mysterious elixirs such as the red-tinged Gypsy Juice sit behind the bar in huge glass jars.

Everyone will be eating ajarski khachapuri, cheese bread from the Republic of Georgia with an egg in the middle, and the mixed Bulgarian sausage plate.

But you can also have proper Spanish tapas such as shrimp sautéed in garlic. Whew!

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