Well. Yea. So ummm I still don’t have any new recipes for you guys today…
Which seems to be a trend over the past week and might continue for the next one too (just a fair warning )
But like I said before, I promise, I have good reason!!
Take the past few days, in which I spent a beautiful and most excellently entertaining long weekend in South Beach, Miami…
Enjoying fun in the sun for some bachelorette festivites with friends, old & new
South Beach is a one of a kind town. I’ll just say that!
Beautiful sunny days by the water. Followed by some of the liveliest nights and unreal evening-out venues that I’ve seen yet…
Come on Richmond. You really need to step up your game here…
South Beach was by far a most perfect place for crazy fun bachelorette activites I might add. Take this drag show beachside brunch…
I mean, have you ever seen a drag show brunch in which the performers stop traffic in the street?! Right.
This is real life people
And I must say that much of the food that I tried was most impressive too, including this memorable dinner at Charles Street and this nicoise themed salad w/ the most flavorfully charred, tender melt-in-your-mouth octopus!
Not to mention the variety of eats I got to try on a food tour of South Beach hosted by Miami Culinary Tours the night before we left!
Making stops at some delicious local spots and learning much about cuisine that is common in the town, I’d highly recommend anyone visiting the area check this out
It’s a perfect mix of tasty treats coupled with facts about the local establishments and parts of the city. You definitely will leave feeling full of both some delectable eats but also a bit of the area’s culture too!
This passion fruit scallop ceviche from Anglers Boutique Resort was a favorite for me. The sweet fruity sauce & spicy aji amarillo was a great play on flavors and I could see eating this any day in the warm sunshine!
And since I had my eye on empanadas the entire trip (they even sell them at Walgreens there, huh?), I was most pleasantly surprised with this beef version from Bolivar.
The green plaintain topped with shredded chicken was also such a fun dish. And both played wonderfully with the spicy green sauce on the side!
(Forgot the name Richie, sorry )
I also found this Columbian drink called refajo so intriguingly refreshing…
A mix of beer and Columbian soda (like a cream soda) that deceivingly looked like a sparkling rose when served but tasted instead like a sweet creamy treat! Definitely never thought of that combo before so was really into this twist.
There were also plenty of other delicious eats including penne ala vodka, rugelach, pistachio gelato and even another fun beverage treat…
Sex in the City themed cosmos enjoyed inside this glittery themed decor of The Lords hotel. Complete with cheers-ing to a the bride-to-be!!
The Columbian treats and the ceviche were the biggest hits for me as they are dishes that I’m not as apt to see here in mid-East coast VA but ones that I truly adore. However the rest of the tour was delicious & worth every bite too
So see? I told you I had good reason for stepping out of the kitchen these days…
And I just might be doing a bit more of that soon too, beach-themed of course. I mean, summer IS just around the corner now isn’t it
But you know I’ll have some warm weather themed recipes again for you soon!
So. Anyone. Have you ever been to South Beach Miami before??