Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Miami: Sra. Martinez is ABFAB

At the beginning of December, Mark and I slipped away to Miami for the giganitimo art fair, Art Basel. While we were only there for 3 days, we visited Michelle Bernstein's Sra. Martinez twice!
Tapas with a twist, everything was delectable!
My favorite was their spin on Patatas Bravas. Crispy proscuitto tucked inside a hollowed out new potato, with just the right amount of spicy Huancaina sauce (A kind of Peruvian cheese sauce... hard to pronounce, easy to eat.) A surprise was grilled the cauliflower, sliced with the leaves and all. The grill brought out a flavor you'd never expect from such a banal vegetable. Deep-fried artichoke hearts with long stems and lemon coriander sauce- simply divine. Chef Bernstein herself was working the downstairs bar on our second trip. Add one to the list of restaurants that need to open in Austin...

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