OK, i’ll tell you what it is… first let me say that the country fried steak and fish and fried shrimp were as good as we had hoped.. sadly, dessert was not tempting until our lovely server mentioned the cook could throw a blueberry muffin on the grill and serve it up with ice cream.. enough said.. dig in!
On Giralda, tonight we brought the dog and sat outside at Mesa Mar. Bug city. I don’t recommend the outdoor seating at this time of year but I loved this place. It has everything it takes to be a new favorite.
Great food, including a magnificent Chocolate Mousse. we ate off the Miami Spice Menu. Sharing all good things. A grilled fish, what presentation. A small Filet Mignon with potatoes. Fresh delicious veggies. The appetizer sushi and fish croquettes. And two of those wonder Mousse Desserts.
Minetta Tavern is a meat lovers dream, A burger renowned across the city. Located blocks from Washington Square Park…. By far the most expensive meal I ever paid for but worth it to see my kids happy.. And the steak tartare – nothing will ever come close. We had a steak for two the size of a house accompanied by the best bone marrow and shallot ever. After dinner we enjoyed a soufflé of chocolate yumminess. I have never been so full. Nor happy.
Pisco Sours, Fried corn with green sauce, a fish fry, and the most delectable piece of Corvina – cooked and spiced to perfection.
Paper napkins would be my only hesitation… but those of you who know me know I have developed the habit of carrying my own cloth napkin with me.
We went to the one near Red Road on 8th Street. Now, as you may know we do not repeat a place on Wednesday nights, however, we think we might try all four locations.. that’s not cheating, is it? And, we actually were here on a Saturday…
in south miami and i won’t be going back. With a terribly limited menu and an aftertaste to most of the dishes that I found distasteful this overpriced chinese restaurant is not making it to the top 25. A limited menu, a pretty, well designed place which has so much potential fell flat.
When we pulled up I thought, looking at the neighborhood, that even I might not want to get out of the car. But this was wonderful. Perfect in every way. Cloth napkins, salt on the table, a huge wheel of Parmesian cheese with honey and bread – help yourself-.
Then desserts on display. Eclectic.. and I think thats the first time I ever used that word.
This is THE PLACE to try. Open just a month they have it all pulled together. Magnificent menu. We had a Ceasar salad – more than enough for two. Coq au vain, a burger, chocolate cake, a beer and an unusual cosmopolitan. I brought a brownie home!!!!
I love Wednesday nights. I never know what might happen or where we might end up. Tonight we were stuck up in Hialeah and Todd had selected this nearby place which he passes regularly, a little Spanish place that we really enjoyed. The food was superb. We both had fish and I had a garlic soup… oh I do love that garlic. And the dessert, Catalona, was mmmm mmmm good. The staff was friendly and helpful and there was salt on the table, sadly no cloth napkins but on their own the servers did continue bringing us paper napkins.
I am loving the Madruga Bakery. The picture above is not the monkey bread. It is a small bun of cinnamony knots of sweetness that was devoured before I even thought to take a photo. But the bakery is lovely, conveniently located in South Miami behind the publix. They have a limited lunch menu.. its clean, its open, it smells good.