Haute Cuisine: Cipriani, Zuma, MC Kitchen, Fuor D’Acqua – Worth Every Penny

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Cipriani

CIPRIANI
465 BRICKELL AVE.
MIAMI, FL 33131
(786) 329-4090

AMBIANCE

Executive Chef Paula DaSilva made it out of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen alive for a good reason. Her handcrafted artisan dishes are farm fresh, showcasing local food products from farmers she knows by name.
WHAT TO EAT
Calamari.
WHAT TO DRINK
You won’t get out of here without ordering one of the Bellini’s made famous at Harry’s Bar in Venice 75 years ago.
SWEET TOOTH
Their famous Lemon Meringue Pie won’t disappoint and is a perfect finale to a perfectly Italian meal

MC-Kitchen

MC KITCHEN
4141 NE 2ND AVE.
MIAMI, FL 33137
(305) 456-9948

AMBIANCE
Cool at lunch and warm for dinner, MC Kitchen is all creamy white marble and gleaming surfaces. Tables are spaced so that even when the restaurant is full, it still feels tranquil and open. Extras include a sleek private dining room and market place with sandwiches, olive oil, and gourmet chocolate.
WHAT TO EAT
Every dish is a stand out but pastas can’t be beat. Try Bucatini Alla Carbonara, Pumpkin Tortelloni or Garganelli Bolognese, which is made with veal, venison, pork and porcini mushrooms
WHAT TO DRINK
“Freyja” made with Comb artisanal vodka, Redland strawberries, opal basil, anise and buckwheat honey
SWEET TOOTH
Six layer “modern” tiramisu for mc kitchen.

Fuor

FUoR D’ACQUA
560 WASHINGTON AVE.
MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139
(305) 534-1921

AMBIANCE
Fuor D’Acqua’s sister restaurant in Florence, Italy is known for the finest seafood and fashionable clientele like Roberto Cavalli and Salvatore Ferragamo. Interior designer Massimo Camoli’s palate of navy and cream evokes the Italian seaside and 90’s Miami Beach.
WHAT TO EAT
Fish-centric items like Tartar di Branzino, Paccheri alla Trabaccolara, which is house made pasta in a Mediterranean reef fish sauce.
WHAT TO DRINK
Super Tuscan from their extensive list.
SWEET TOOTH
Semifredo made fresh in house.

Zuma

ZUMA
270 BISCAYNE BLVD WAY.
MIAMI, FL 33131
(305) 577-0277

AMBIANCE

Zuma’s bar is hopping almost every night of the week and the restaurant is packed with upwardly mobile downtowners. Love their  popular brunch? Get it now on Saturdays too.
WHAT TO EAT
Beef skewers with shishito pepper and smoked chili soy.
WHAT TO DRINK
Cherry Blossom Bellini.
SWEET TOOTH
The Green tea and banana cake with coconut ice cream and toffee sauce or the Zuma special chocolate.

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