Miami’s dining scene is booming and there’s something for every palate. Here’s a list of the buzziest dishes from the biggest spots right now.
Cacio e pepe risotto at Toscana Divino
There’s no need to give up those hearty Italian rice dishes come summer. Especially, if they are as light as the Cacio e pepe risotto at Brickell’s Toscana Divino. The acquerello rice is cooked in Parmesan water but has virtually no cheese, giving it a light texture without compromising its rich flavor. It is prepared tableside and topped with pepper to your liking. The delicate course pairs perfectly with a glass of Pinot Bianco from Trentino, Italy.
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Courtesy of Estefan Kitchen
Lechon flatbread at Estefan Kitchen
This homage to classic Cuban fare comes courtesy of Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s new Design District restaurant, Estefan Kitchen. The crispy flatbread is topped with roasted pork, melted mozzarella, sweet plantains and laced with truffle oil and honey.
Courtesy of Vicky’s House
The Golden Girls milk shake at Vicky’s House
The team behind LoKal branched out with this 1980s-inspired milkshake bar in the Grove in April and its over-the-top creations have dominated our Instagram feed ever since. The milkshakes come with strictly retro themes, including one of the house signatures: The Golden Girls. The banana shake is made with Golden Grahams cereal, a Twinkie and a homemade blondie.
Courtesy of Matador Room
The Pineapple at Matador Room
Stop by The Edition Hotel’s signature restaurant for this showstopper of a drink. The complex concoction starts with a mix of Elyx vodka, oloroso sherry, housemade bitters and salted caramel syrup. It is all poured over shaved ice in a copper pineapple cup and garnished with a torched sprig of rosemary for a smoky finish.
Zeitaku burger at Katsuya
Burgers get the royal treatment at this upscale hotel eatery, especially with the Zeitaku burger (pictured above). Chef Yoshi Migita blends Hudson Valley foie gras with American Wagyu for a juicy patty offering richness in every bite. The fancy burger is dressed up with sharp cheddar, escabèche onions, heirloom tomatoes and herb aïoli served up on a black bamboo charcoal bun. The rich ingredients will set you back though: it’s priced at $100, and is available by request only on a nightly basis.