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Downtown restaurant revamps menu

May 4, 2015
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Downtown restaurant revamps menu
Cygnus27 overlooks downtown Grand Rapids from the 27th floor of the Amway Grand Plaza. Photo via

The menu at a highly rated downtown restaurant has undergone a major Latin infusion.

Cygnus27, Grand Rapids’ AAA Four-Diamond restaurant at the Amway Grand Plaza, announced its new Latin-inspired menu today.

The restaurant’s Chef de Cuisine Tim Moreno used inspiration from his heritage to create the direction for the menu, which highlights a wide variety of Latin flavors and dishes from Mexico and South America as well as Spain.

“The new menu showcases my passions and background with traditional and contemporary twists on Latin favorites,” Moreno said.

Latin menu

The menu marks a new direction for Cygnus27, one Moreno said he’s “proud to lead” and that “elevates the culinary scene in downtown Grand Rapids.”

The menu includes tapas-style sharable dishes like halibut ceviche, a traditional Central American dish consisting of fresh halibut, mint, carrots, jalapeno, pickled jicama, watermelon radish, citrus and blood-orange vinaigrette.

Other menu highlights include chorizo croquettes, corn-crusted calamari or manchego fritters.

Entrée highlights include spice-rubbed pork chops paired with scallion arepa, prickly pear coulis, peanut slaw and a tamarind reduction to create "a flavor explosion."

Cygnus experience

Helping Chef Moreno bring the Latin flavors to the community is new general manager Manny Rivera.

“We have created a menu and ambiance unlike anything in Grand Rapids,” Rivera said.

He said the new menu caters to those who want to “experience something new,” while maintaining the quality of food and service Cygnus27 has become known for.  

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