Ondo's welcomes spring with a new menu, paella special tonight

Ondo's Spanish Tapas Bar, 250 Steele Street, is introducing a new spring menu this evening, and hosting a special paella night beginning at 4 p.m. today. For $28, patrons can choose up to four ingredients to create a customized paella dish, which feeds two to four people; call 303-975-6514 for reservations. And keep reading for a look at the new menu.

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The new menu at Ondo's:

Embutidos | Spanish cured meats (g)

Jamón Serrano Serrano ham 7 Jamón Ibérico Ibérico ham 15 Lomo Pork loin 6 Lomo Ibérico de Bellota Ibérico acorn-fed pork loin 14 Chorizo Chorizo with pimentón 6 Salchichón de Vic Catalan sausage 6 Salchichón de Vic Ibérico Ibérico Catalan sausage 12 Pan con Tomate Toasted bread with crushed tomato 4

Quesos | Spanish cheese (g)

San Simon (Galicia) smoked cow's milk 6 Manchego (La Mancha) sheep's milk 6 Garrotxa (Cataluña) goat's milk 7 Valdeón (Asturias) blue cheese, cow's milk 7

Pintxos | Euskera (Basque) word for "tapa" served on toasted bread

Brocheta de Dátil y Tocineta (2) Bacon wrapped dates 4 Tortilla Española Spanish egg & potato omelet with ham & cheese served with ali-oli 5 Queso Cabra Templado Sheep's milk cheese, quince, pecans & honey 6 Bonito del Norte Conserved tuna with shrimp confit & pimentón 7 Mar y Tierra Lump crab, ham, avocado & salmon eggs 7 Chorizo a la Plancha Chorizo with a diced date & mascarpone spread 6 Lomo Ibérico (Sin Curar) Uncured Ibérico pork loin, red pepper & cheese 7

Raciones | Meaning to share; a "ration" portion or helping

Marcona Almonds (g) Imported almonds in olive oil, sprinkled with sea salt 4 Empanada Gallega con Pollo Galician empanada with chicken 8 Pimientos de Padrón (g) Padron peppers with maldon sea salt 7 Pataconces Colombianos (g) Plantain chips with smoked pimentón salsa 7 Croquetas de Espinacas y Piñones Spinach & pine nut croquettes 5 Croquetas de Jamón Serrano Serrano ham & cheese croquettes 5 Patatas Bravas con Salsa Romesco (g) Fried potatoes with spicy roasted red bell pepper sauce 5 Ensalada de la Casa (g) House salad with pecans, olives, cherry tomato, avocado & sherry vinaigrette 6 Ensalada de Bogavante (g) Lobster salad with fresh herb vinaigrette 12

Bocados y Cazuelitas

Gazpacho Chilled gazpacho 4 Berenjena Rellenas (g) Stuffed eggplant with extra virgin olive oil 6 Cazuelita de Champiñones (g) Stewed garlic mushrooms 8 Vieiras con Salsa de Puerros (g) Scallops with leek sauce & bacon 10 Cazuelita de Langostinos a la Marinera (g) Shrimp in a garlic & cognac sauce 12 Cazuelita de Garbanzos y Sepia (g) Stewed chickpeas & large calamars 9 Piquillos Rellenos Piquillo peppers stuffed with pork cheeks 9 Cazuelita de Albóndigas en Salsa Meatballs in tomato sauce 11 Solomillo con Salsa Queso Valdeón (g) Beef tenderloin with spanish blue cheese sauce & potato purée 14 Costillas a la Malaga (g) Pork ribs with malagueña wine sauce 10 Paella del Dia (g) serves 2-6 please allow 30-35 minutes 33

Postres | Dessert: after dinner offerings

Churros con Chocolate Spanish doughnuts with hot chocolate 6 Tarta de Queso Cheesecake with dulce de leche 8 Torrijas Caramelizadas Carmelized bread pudding with vanilla ice cream 8 Tarta de Ron Rum cake with chantilly 7

(g) Indicates a gluten free selection

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