Octopus “Naranja Agria”

This wonderful dish was prepared with aji amarillo, papas bravas with Spanish paprika and jicama. A delicious plate that’s original and deliciously prepared. Health Porter is one of the owners of Uvaggio in Coral Gables and he really knows how to make you feel right at home. He has an extraordinary knowledge of wines and the dishes that go well with them. Great…

A Course to Remember.

Got invited to Dinner Lab in Miami and I was very pleased. The menu was from Chef Ryan Haigler who really gave a great show. He prepared a five course meal that was exciting and well presented. His third course was spectacular. The Crab+Mascarpone Crepe was unique and full of flavor. Check out the next Dinner Lab in your area. It’s…

Lobster Shrimp Roll. FRESH!

One of my favorite restaurants is Edge Steak & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel in Miami. The Maine Lobster Lemon Poached Shrimp with Tomato Jam and soft Brioche Hoagie is very good and perfect for a light and tasty lunch. Check out the brunch menu too. You will not be disappointed!

Simple Sushi at Its Best.

When I get that craving for good and simple sushi Akashi Japanese Restaurant in South Miami gets it right. All the ingredients are fresh and delicious. The lunch menu is easy and serves it up well with great combinations to choose from.

Ahi Tuna Poke

Hidden near the Design District in Miami is a wonderful sushi restaurant that’s been one of my favorites. Shokudõ by World Resource Cafe is a nicely designed space where service and food is always fresh and inventive. I had the Ahi Tuna Poke that has fresh Ahi tuna, macadamia, avocado and scallions served with Taro…

Sweet, Light and Sexy!

This amazing sweet and crispy dessert called Sfogliatina Di Caramello was a great end to a lovely James Beard menu by Carla Pellegrino at Touché Miami. It consisted of orange curd Chantilly with fresh raspberries and frizzy lime. It’s always a pleasure to dine and enjoy great drinks at this lovely and sexy rooftop restaurant in the…

Mini Pizzettes Full of Flavor

I went to La Gazzetta in Brickell this past week and really had a surprisingly good dinner paired with attentive service. We had a special six-course tasting menu with wonderful wines for each course. The Asian BBQ Pulled Pork Mini Pizzette was excellent. Great texture and well presented on a board. They also have an Ahi Tuna…

Fried Chicken Season Starts NOW!

Nothing like good fried chicken during the Summertime. I got the chance to try this small bite of deliciousness during a preview to Lee Brian Schrager, Adeena Sussman and Evan Sung new cookbook Fried & True. The Biscuit Love Truck’s East Nasty Sandwich was pretty amazing and not to say that the book has more than fifty recipes from…

Better than Potato Chips.

Whenever you go to a Cuban restaurant and don’t know what kind of appetizer to order, try these banana chips called Mariquitas. They come with a mojo sauce that works really well with these golden sweet and crispy treats. You can find them at Little Havana Restaurant in North Miami.

Exploding Egg Roll!

Dim Sum lunch has never started so spectacular! Black Brick in Midtown Miami showcases this delicious shrimp with local vegetables and a tangy pumpkin, sweet & sour dipping sauce egg roll. The rest of the meal comes with pork & shrimp dumplings, hot tea and for dessert an Azucar Ice Cream with Wife Hales’ fortune…