An evening full of surprises is what Ted’s at YoungArts is all about. You get a unique ambiance that touches all your senses. From the brilliant video walls that surround you to the eclectic vibe that captivates you, is just the start. The menu is simple and easy to digest. I tried the Lamb Kofta with wasabi tzatzik over spaghetti squash. The portion was perfect and the presentation was appealing. Great desserts and wonderful drinks. By the way, they are located in one of my favorite architectural gems. The old Bacardi building.
My newest adventure in dining has been La Savina restaurant at the Mondrian South Beach. With it’s unique lobby with its interesting black staircase makes your experience an Alice in Wonderland trip. The La Savina restaurant is design just as amazing. From the gorgeous Eames Dowel-Leg chairs to the great Biscayne Bay views is enough to make you feel excited about dinner or breakfast. The Crudo’s on their menu are truly fresh and delicious. I recommend to try them all. The Tuna is extremely fresh and beautiful in color. It’s made with romesco and cilantro to really bring out the flavor. The dining experience and the service was excellent!
These days every restaurant has crab cakes on their menu. But once you find a good one you’ll remember it. This delicious starter will surely be a start to a great dinner. With apple slaw, Prosecco vinaigrette and remoulade is wonderful. The restaurant has great seating for big groups and the space is comfortable. The service was very personal and it felt good for a change. Don’t forget to try the Lobster Mac & Cheese! Pilar Local Restaurant and Bar is located in Aventura.
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 chips. I love this place with its amazing relaxed patio and easy parking and NO Miami crowd if you know what I mean. 😉
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 Sashimi Pizzette too.
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.
These are truly fun to eat at a party but even better when they are done right. At Touché Restaurant on the rooftop of E11even they make these adorable Pigs in a Blanket with real franks! Paired with mustard and home made ketchup that is good for dipping. Try an Old Fashioned and you have just started a fund night here.
Not a big fan of stuffed cabbage? Give it a second chance at Mina’s Mediterraneo! Stuffed with rice, meat, onions in a tangy tomato sauce. Good portion to share and a great start to an awesome menu. Check out my earlier post of their amazing sliders sampler! Great location and wonderful open interior space to feel good about.
Want to get a good meatball? You get three to an order and they come out hot and delicious. The sauce is perfect for dipping your bread and the meatballs are well seasoned sprinkled with cheese. It’s on their snacks section on the menu at Harry’s Pizzeria!
Not really! But I did enjoy this homemade crab cake appetizer made by my Babes. It was layered with pineapple, cucumber slice, mint leaf, spicy pepper cream sauce with a dab of guava on top. It was savory, spicy and sweet. The cucumber refreshed my palate and I was in heaven. Actually I went for seconds!!