Forte European Tapas Bar & Bistro

Spain shares not even one inch of border with Bulgaria. But here there is a delicious culinary marriage between the two countries—as well as with Greece, Russia and much of Eastern Europe. You’ll get the idea when you tuck into a Bulgarian mixed grill of kebapche, kufte and karnache sausages, and wash them down with an Astika lager (also Bulgarian).

On the menu, soups, salads and seafood mingle with assorted Spanish-style tapas, while on the flip side, meat, cheese and bread dominate.

The recently redesigned dining rooms transport you to Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, and beyond with catchy foreign music and a diverse cast of Continental characters sipping exotic infused elixirs and playing backgammon.