The menu is set up tapas style, but focuses primarily on quality ingredients and fresh fish. They offer daily specials and a very nice cocktail list. Some cocktail options include a pineapple and ginger mojito, grapefruit caipirinha, chai and rye martini amongst others. I started off my night with their strawberry and basil lemonade. It's made with fresh muddled strawberries, fresh thai basil, lemon and vodka. The presentation was nostalgic of childhood summer fun; it reminded me of the days when I'd bust my ass on the slip-n-slide under the carport #HialeahSummers. The refreshing flavor is dangerously deceptive, a couple of these will leave you drunk off your culo in no time.
We started just ordering pretty much half the menu. First dish we got was one of their daily specials: raw salmon topped with pineapple, radishes and a sprinkle of minced red pepper. The fish was delicate and melted in your mouth like buttah. The pineapple and red pepper gave the salmon a nice sweet and spicy twist that all seemed to twerk all over my tongue in delight.
We moved right along to a beautiful yellowfin tuna dish that was served with yuzu, a sprinkling of black sea salt and garnished with popcorn shoots. Another delicious raw dish. The real treat laid in making sure to get a little bit of everything in each bite to really get the full experience.
We figured we'd had way too much protein and decided to get a couple of orders of crostini. We got a few of the tomato, ricotta and prosciutto crostini. This is a classic combination that you can't go wring with it. We also got their crositini special of the day, which I interpreted as a take on a Cuban sandwich. It consisted of a crositini topped with diced cornichons, mustard, pecorino cheese, bresola and popcorn shoots. Both were amazeballs and worth checking out if you're in need of some carbs to soak up the booze in their cocktails.
We kept it moving and got ourselves some Hamachi that comes with a sprinkling of chorizo seasoning, avocado puree and garnished with popcorn shoots. The paprika and smokiness from the seasoning gave the fresh fish a nice little kick. This got a thumbs-up and luckily no one lost an eye while trying to scramble for the last bite.
I decided to try out the octopus dish that comes with cubed sweet potato, edamame and rosemary. The octopus is cooked sous-vide, giving it an almost creamy texture. Very funky, but the combination of ingredients work in a complimentary manner to one another. If I had to rate this, I would probably say this was one of my lesser faves of the night.
It was time for a refill on ma drank and I decided to try their Lavender Martini. Made with Crème De Violette, Lavender infused vodka and Cocchi Americano (aperitif wine). All sorts of flavorful, delicate and fragrant. Seriously, I was almost tempted to dab some on my wrist and neck but how andrajosa would that have looked? Plus, I wasn't about to waste a drop of delicious alcohol like that #MyMamaAintRaiseNoFool.
We moved onto a burrata ensalada. Now a days, it seems like everyone and their mama is doing burrata salads. This one has a nice addition of avocado puree that goes perfectly with the tomato, cheese, basil and balsamic reduction. I loved it, but then again I love all sorts of cheese in excessive quantities.
Our last savory dish of the night was a smoked black tea beef carpaccio with a pickled veggie salad. The presentation is definitely impressive with a plume of smoke emanating from the dish #SuperFancy. The meat itself has been infused and smoked with black tea so it smells like tea and tastes like a dead cow. Serious sensory confusion going on, but oh so yummy.
40 South Pointe Drive
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
305 736 8508