Dinner Made at Home

Pesto Fettuccine w/ buttered Chardonnay capers, sun-dried tomatoes and Portobello sauce. Chicken meatballs served with mango preserve. Parmesan kale salad and fresh cropped asparagus. Home cooking at its best! #athome #goodfood #nightin Advertisements

Ceviche That’s Fresh!

Cholo’s Ceviche & Grill in North Miami is one of those hidden restaurants that surprises me. The food here was very good and fresh. The Ceviche Clasico is their nation’s pride and joy and I believe it. The fish was marinated in “leche de tigre“, which is lime juice and aji (a Peruvian hot pepper). Served with red onions, yams…

Steamed Shrimp Dumplings

These warm and delicious shrimp dumplings are pretty much one of my favorite so far. The savory sauce with enough spicy kick made them so extraordinary. This dish is from Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ in Brickell. Give them a try during happy hour for the best prices on the menu.

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…

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…

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…