Vello Adds Colombian Eats – Boston Restaurant News and Events

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Coolidge Corner’s Vello Restaurant & Bar marries chef-owner Simon Restrepo’s talent for Mediterranean comfort food with elements from his Colombian roots. And with the new year, Restrepo and Executive Pastry Chef Thomas Langille have added a menu of Colombian fare to their robust array of offerings. Pop into the bar at the Brookline restaurant for some delicious eats including empanadas, bandeja paisa, quesadillas de chilorio, seafood paella and carne asada. And make sure you save room for dessert – they’ve got churros with chocolate sauce and dulce de leche.

The bar menu is a sampling from the full Colombian takeout menu that’ll allow you to stay cozy at home with comfort foods like sancocho (slow cooked beef with bone broth, carrots, yucca, potato, onion, cilantro served with rice and salad), frijoles con chicharron, tacos, arroz con pollo, sweet plantains, and a tasty desserts like tres leche cake, orange and cardamom flan and roasted white chocolate bread pudding with rum sauce.

The team will continue to serve up their main Mediterranean menu in the dining room, but make sure to try these beloved Latin American dishes. Take a peek at both menus bellow and pop into the Brookline bar for a taste or order takeout tonight and warm up your bones this winter.

COLOMBIAN BAR MENU

THE BILLIONAIRE HOT DOG $14

pork frank topped with chili-spiced shredded chicken, sliced ham, bacon, mozzarella cheese, diced onions, pineapple sauce, pink sauce, fried potato chips, served with fries add quail egg $3

CHICKEN WINGS $14

Sweet chili, BBQ, or Buffalo

MONDONGO $14

Colombia’s hearty and delicious soup made with tripe, potatoes, yucca, and vegetables. Served with rice and salad.

VELLO BURGER 15

8oz of beef with bacon, cheddar, onions, avocado, lettuce, tomato and sweet pepper relish. Served with fries and salad

Fried egg $1.50

BEEF OR CHICKEN EMPANADAS $10

2 Crispy corn dough filled with Beef w/ Sweet chili sauce & pink sauce

VELLO BANDEJA PAISA $22

Colombian red beans, white rice, fried chorizo, chicharrons, beef, fried egg, avocado

VELLO PICADA $20

steak, chicken, arepa, potato, yuca, chorizo, fries, mozzarella , and plantains.

QUESADILLAS DE CHILORIO $16

marinated chicken, chorizo, peppers, mozzarella cheese, pickled red onions, crema

SEAFOOD PAELLA $30

Roasted pepper risotto, mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops, & fresh cilantro

CARNE ASADA $28

sirloin steak, w/, chimichurri sauce & fries

TRUUFLE FRIES $8

Truffle aioli, Parmesan

DESSERT

CHURROS $10

Chocolate sauce & dulce de leche

 

COLOMBIAN MENU (TAKE OUT)

THE BILLIONAIRE HOT DOG $14

pork frank topped with chili-spiced shredded chicken, sliced ham, bacon, mozzarella cheese, diced onions, pineapple sauce, pink sauce, fried potato chips, served with fries and salad add 2 quail eggs $3

SALCHI PAPAS $10

Beef sausage, fries, pink sauce, coleslaw

Add 2 quail eggs $3

VELLO BURGER 15

8oz of beef with bacon, cheddar, onions, avocado, lettuce, tomato and sweet pepper relish. Served with fries and salad

Fried egg $1.50

BEEF OR CHICKEN EMPANADAS $3 (each)

Crispy corn dough filled with Beef w/ Sweet chili sauce

VELLO BANDEJA PAISA $22

Colombian red beans, white rice, fried chorizo, chicharrons, beef, fried egg, avocado

ARROZ CON POLLO $15

Chicken thighs, Colombian rice, sweet plantains

SEAFOOD PAELLA $30

Roasted pepper risotto, mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops, & fresh cilantro

VELLO PICADA

small $40 Large $80

steak, chicken, arepa, potato, yuca, chorizo, fries, mozzarella , and plantains.

CARNE ASADA $22

sirloin steak, white rice, Colombian red beans, chimichurri sauce

QUESADILLAS DE CHILORIO $16

marinated chicken, queso chihuahua, poblano, onions, tomatillo crema, pickled onions w/ rice & beans

SANCOCHO $14

Slow Cooked beef, bone broth, carrots, potatoes, yucca, onion, and cilantro. Served with rice and salad.

MONDONGO $14

Colombia’s hearty and delicious soup made with tripe, potatoes, yucca, and vegetables. Served with rice and salad.

FRIJOLES CON CHICHARRON $13

slow cooked Antioqueña beans served with rice, sweet plantains, chicharron & avocado

TACOS (TWO PER ORDER)

Fish $10

Chicken $10

Verduras (roasted veggies) $8

Al Pastor $14

Short ribs $14

Served w/ pickled red onion, avocado, cilantro, Vello spicy aioli

CHICKEN WINGS $13

Sweet chili, BBQ, buffalo served with ranch dressing

SIDES
Sweet Plantains $6

Tostones $6

Rice $ 4

Antioquena red beans $8

Fries $8

DESSERT

ROASTED WHITE CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING $15

Brown sugar crumble, rum sauce, rum raisin gelato

TRES LECHE (3 milk cake )$12

Mango cremeux, pineapple salad

ORANGE & CARDAMOM FLAN $10

Candied kumquat

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