I've written a couple of blogs about local, South Florida, content and each time it leads to a different post. From shopping in Miami, to MOCA, to the New Performing Arts Center in Miami. This time, prompted by Eric Bouler's comment "You will have to do another on places to eat", I decided to write about an exquisite experience Rick and I had last weekend.
It was Sunday night, the babysitter was in place (Rick's mom: Thank you Joyce). Our last business meeting was at 9:30 PM (talk about having priorities messed up), and we decided to take a trip to The Shore Club, which was recommended by a dear friend.
The Shore Club is a hotel located in Miami Beach and is part of the Morgan's Hotel Group (The Delano is part of the same chain). You come into an exquisite lobby with sleek Terrazzo floors and with incredible MiMo (Miami Modern) mushrooms covered in ceiling to floor white sheers. There's a fabulous Art Nouveau wall plaque that wraps around a circular wall. The furniture is simple white puffs and lounge chairs with metal lamps. The feeling is of tranquility and style. When you walk out of the lobby you reach beautiful gardens with tropical landscaping and a reflection pool that directs you to the two restaurants (Nobu and Ago) within the Hotel Complex.
Rick and I decided to eat at Nobu, The Japanese restaurant owned by Nobu Matsuhisa and Robert DeNiro. It serves Japanese Inspired cuisine infused with Latin flavors. Talk about a new twist on sushi. We decided to sit at the bar while we waited for our table and got such incredible service from the bar tender that we ended up eating dinner there. Sitting on modern stools on an acrylic bar, surrounded by surreal looking metal mesh lamps, Lup "the Mexican" (as the bartender likes to be called), new the menu inside out, prepared an amazing Lychee Martini for me and a Mojito for Rick. We ate everything Lup recommended and each dish was better than the last.
Our menu selections included:
-Japanese Red Snapper Thai with dry miso
-Salmon New Style Roll
-Black Cod with miso
-Bento Box for dessert (hot chocolate soufflé with green tea ice cream)
Needless to say, we had a beautiful evening and recommend this restaurant to anyone passing through Miami. We are also writing a letter to the restaurant's manager to let them know what an incredible experience we had at the bar because of Lup "The Mexican", don't forget to ask for him when you visit.
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