Top 30 Bites: Miami 2018

Warning, scroll at your own risk: serious Miami foodporn ahead.

How did I choose just 30 bites to fit into one general category? I didn’t think I could do it, to be honest. I considered revising the list to 31, 32, or 33 items and changed my mind a zillion times. Finally, I figured it out and committed to a solid 30. Thank you, Miami, for upping the game this year and making it so hard on me.

Researching my food photography archives caused major cravings and anxiety (when the list kept growing). The answer to your question is yes, I ate all that. Even though I dine at many different places annually, some restaurants still scored multiple dishes on my list. These bites are the ones I can’t stop talking about. The ones that haunt me and, yes, also make me tear up. Perhaps you saw them posted on the blog, or all over my social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) at some point this year. Some dishes made a return appearance and others are debuting. Ready?

Here we go!

The Whet Palette Top 30 Bites Collage 530. PO BOY & NOT SO PO BOY by Bazaar Mar by José Andrés
fried baby squid + pelayo + steamed brioche bun + aioli
fried oyster + steamed brioche bun + Platinum Malassol caviar + tartar sauce

29. SHRIMP TACO by Tacology
shrimp-quinoa + agave chipotle + avocado + cilantro

28. SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES by Stubborn Seed
brown butter + Valrhona gianduja + cinnamon

27. GNOCCHI MAC & CHEESE by Silverlake Bistro
duck fat seared gnocchi + smoked gouda cheese sauce + pork belly + bread crumbs

26. THE BIG RAGOUT by Blue Collar
pappardelle + pork & veal shoulder + brisket + Reggiano + San Marzano tomatoes

25. CROQUE MADAME by La Fresa Francesa

The Whet Palette Top 30 Bites Collage 424. HUDSON VALLEY FOIE GRAS by Bourbon Steak
peach & vanilla compote + huckleberry jus + vanilla streusel

23. DULCE DE LECHE FLAN by Amara at Paraiso

22. GUAVA PASTELITO FOIE GRAS by La Fresa Francesa

21. BUTTERSCOTCH POT DE CRÈME by Silverlake Bistro

20. LAVASH by Stubborn Seed
chicken liver butter + smoked chili jam

19. GUAVA & CHEESE PANCAKES by Ariete
coffee crumble

The Whet Palette Top 30 Bites Collage 318. CROISSANT TART by Alter
chicken liver & foie parfait + pickled celery + Zak the Baker croissant

17. CAVIAR & CAULIFLOWER SOUP by Hiden

16. SECRETO IBÉRICO DE BELLOTA by Bazaar Mar by José Andrés
potato purée

15. SALTED BUTTER CRÊPE by La Fresa Francesa

14. CHARCUTERIE CROQUETAS by La Fresa Francesa
veal, speck, sopressata, and nduja

13. PARRILLADA by Los Fuegos
wagyu NY Strop + skirt steak + lamb chops + chorizo + morcilla + charred kale + domino potato

The Whet Palette Top 30 Bites Collage 212. SOFT EGG, BREAD & BEURRE by Alter
sea scallop espuma + truffle pearls + Siberian caviar
sumac and dill seed crust + umami butter

11. CANDY CAP MUSHROOM FLAN by Ariete
sambuca crema + coffee crumble

10. NIKKEI RICE BOWL by Itamae

9. TUNA, STRIPED JACK, HOKKAIDO SCALLOP by Hiden

8. SPAGHETTONE by Le Sirenuse
olive oil + chili flakes

7. FOIE GRAS by Ariete
sour orange + temptation caramel + smoked plantains + cocoa nibs

The Whet Palette Top 30 Bites Collage 16. SMOKED LAMB NECK by Ghee Indian Kitchen

5. SMOKED SHORT RIB by Phuc Yea

4. SMOKED FOIE GRAS by Stubborn Seed
pastrami spice + pickled cabbage + grainy mustard + crunchy rye

3. SMOKED SHORT RIB by Ariete
pastrami style + shaved Caesar + beef jus

2. A5 WAGYU KATSU SANDO by Hiden

1. WAGYU SNACK by Stubborn Seed
potato + truffle aioli + wagyu + micro basil + caviar

PAST RESULTS

Top 30 Bites 2017
Top 30 Bites 2016

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