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…

Taste Like Home Goodness!

Have you ever been to a good restaurant that serves amazing food and to top it off, it reminds you of good home cooking! Casa Larios in South Miami is that place every time I visit. From the friendly service to the tasty Cuban cuisine that never disappoints.

Lorenzos on the Beach.

Tucked away on 18th and Collins Avenue adjacent to the Redbury Hotel South Beach is this casual elegant restaurant called Lorenzo. The pickled onions with shaved roasted garlic over a grilled Mahi Mahi was outstanding in flavor and presentation. The bottom of the dish had a pea purée with dabs of cream. Can’t wait to see the…

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…

Fresh Wahoo Crudo!

Apricot, pickled ginger, passion fruit, Satsuma purée and Red Hawaiian salt is all the magic you see on this fresh and delicious dish. Uvaggio in Coral Gables is the latest place where you can really enjoy great dishes and pair them with outstanding wines. Don’t forget to pick up their Jalapeño Jam on your way out.

Beer and Florida Alligator Bites!

Good craft beers that will surprise you and make an expert a novice! Kush by Lokal is a one stop beer aficionado spot that also has a menu to go with it. The Florida alligator bites are fried and seasoned with Old Bay and the creamy garlic and spicy mayo for dipping is good. The best part is that this…

Local Clams Tonight!

Taperia Raca just opened up a few weeks ago and I keep coming back with friends. It’s a wonderful setting for dinner or lunch. This dish has local clams, chorizo, shallots and saffron broth. A wonderful dish to share and enjoy with one of their craft beers from their menu. YUM!

Burger LOVE!

I love sliders because of their size and taste. Latin House Grill makes them flavorful and very creative! All their burgers have their own twist. This particular burger is called the Cuban. It has dulce de guayaba marmalade and queso blanco. No ketchup needed here! Great stuff. Oh, and don’t forget to have one of their beers on tap.

Penne With Meatballs

This traditional Italian dish is usually made with spaghetti but I decided to try it with their homemade penne. I find it easier to eat with the penne pasta. Well I was right! Not that it was a hard dish to devour but that the combination was delicious! The fresh tomato sauce with the large meatballs where…