Lorca, 125 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT www.lorcastamford.com
Lorca is a new spot in Stamford that specializes in Churros. A Churro is a type of fried dough that is from Spain, it’s like a Spanish dounut, but you get to dip them in delicious sauces. I never had them before, but my dad did when he would visit Spain, sometimes his grandma made them for him, he also told me that it’s popular in Spain to have Churros as a late-night snack after you go out to nightclubs.
The first thing that I wanted to know was who or what was Lorca? I found out that Lorca is the name of a very famous Spanish poet, Frederico García Lorca, who the owner loves. Lorca is owned by Leyla Dam who grew up in Spain and Brooklyn. She learned how to make Churros in Spain, which is why they are so good.
Outside, Lorca looks like any other coffee shop or restaurant, but when you go inside you see a neon sign that says in big letters “Coffee and Churros”… and a beautiful, colorful mural that reminded my dad and I of the Spanish artist Miro. There are a few small tables, cool lights and they play great music. The staff are also very nice.
Now about the food. I started with a Vanilla Steamer, which is steamed milk with Vanilla -it tasted just like melted ice-cream. Dad had a Cortado coffee that they made a design of a heart in the foam. For breakfast I had Churros!!! I had them with two of their dipping sauces – Dulce De Leche and Dark Chocolate. They also have a hazelnut chocolate dipping sauce that I will try next time. The Churros are crunchy but are soft on the inside and are made fresh for every customer, by Leyla herself – and they were tasty – I had five and could have had twenty more!
She told me that, “Even though they are both a type of fried dough, Churros, are not made with yeast, so, you don’t have to wait for it to rise after you make the dough to fry it.”
I also asked Leyla, “What is your favorite dipping sauce?”
She said, “I love the dark chocolate dipping sauce, because that’s the one I grew up with in Spain.”
Lorca is a great place for kids because it’s fun and because kids love to dunk everything!
The Sunday Diner Rating (Out of Cinco)
FOOD * * * * * (Cinco)
SERVICE * * * * * (Cinco)
LOOKS * * * * * (Cinco)
BATHROOM * * * * * (Cinco)
Thanks Catherine, Leyla and Dave for the great food and for being so nice!