Top 30 Bites: Miami 2021

Serious Miami foodporn ahead

This annual list, now entering its sixth edition, is solely based on MY personal dining experience. I photographed, ate, and paid for every single dish listed. Perhaps you saw them posted on the blog, or on my FacebookTwitteror Instagram accounts at some point this year. Some bites apparently never leave my list and made a return appearance. Others are the captivating new entries I could not stop talking about all year long.

Narrowing the dishes down seemed impossible and harder than ever. In fact, I ended up with a solid 63 favorites and even considered extending my list, not wanting to part with a single one. After all, I did break tradition last year when I listed 100 of them. But I decided against it this time. The tradition continues. Here are my Top 30 Bites of 2021…

30 Zitz Sum Charred Cabbage

29 Lido Restaurant Yellowfin Tuna & Foie Gras

28 Leku Basque Cheese Tart

27 Phuc Yea PY Noodles

26 Polo Norte Guava and Cheese Cuban Pizza

25 La Mar Conchitas a la Parmesana

24 Zitz Sum Chicken Potstickers

23 Red Rooster Fried Yard Bird 

22 Como Como Lobster Fried Rice

21 Itamae Octopus Bañadito

20 Como Como Roasted Corn

19 Silverlake Bistro Grilled Cheese & Truffle Honey

18 La Fresa Francesa Guava Pastelito Foie Gras

17 UCHI Eggs & Ham

16 Ariete Foie Gras & Plantain Pavé

15 Boia De Beef Tartare

14 Ghee Smoked Lamb Neck

13 Hutong Wagyu Beef Millefeuille

12 Fiola Shell Cacio e Pepe

11 The Surf Club K+M Nicaragua Dark Chocolate Layer Cake

10 Fiola Grand Chocolate Cake

9 Stubborn Seed Westholme Ranch Koji Wagyu

8 L’Atelier de Jöel Robuchon Caviar & Alaskan King Crab

7 COTE Steak and Eggs

6 Ariete Foie Florida Orange

5 Nossa Omakase Jidori Cream Chicharrón with Caviar

4 Stubborn Seed Caribbean Spiced Foie Gras

3 Ariete Pastrami Style Wagyu Short Rib

2 Nossa Omakase Otoro + Uni + Truffle Temaki

1 The Surf Club Ode to The French Laundry’s Salmon Tartare Cornets

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