Creative palette for your craving palate

By Melissa Lane
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Orlando’s International Drive offers a wide selection of restaurants, and on Tuesday evening I was craving something small that would satisfy my hunger, and have an environment that was lively, but intimate.

I knew exactly where to go: Cafe Tu Tu Tango. A restaurant influenced by the art, cuisine, and culture of Barcelona, Spain. I could enjoy a late night snack and soak in the diverse atmosphere.

I started off with a dish that had a little spice, cajun chicken egg rolls. Each egg roll is filled with roasted corn, cheddar and goat cheese, and diced cajun chicken. Served on a colorful dish to accent the bright colors of the food and garnished with diced tomatoes, every bite of the egg roll was better than the first.

The taste was exotic, not overpowered with spice, and the creole dipping sauce added to the flavor of the corn and cheeses. Definitely a must try on the menu. The egg rolls were quite filling so I decided to go straight for the dessert menu. I wanted something sweet but not too rich.

I am a huge banana lover so I decided to order a banana pizza. A cinnamon flat bread topped with sliced bananas, streudel, banana-walnut ice-cream, caramel, and whip cream. From the first bite I knew I was going to enjoy this dessert. The different combinations of banana, with streudel, and ice-cream worked extremely well. It wasn’t too rich, just the right amount of sweetness to end my meal.

Cafe Tu Tu Tango is located on 8625 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 and is open Sunday to Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Friday to Saturday 11:30 a.m. 12 a.m