BOURBON STEAK MIAMI
Inside Turnberry Isle
19999 W Country Club Dr.
Aventura, FL 33180
August 4th, 2017
What I tried:
HIT: Who am I kidding? Everything is a hit at Bourbon Steak. In case you’ve missed my in-depth coverage (and the reason I chose to visit them first, catch up here). That said, I will go ahead and name a favorite dish. Make that a TIE in favorites: the Alaskan Halibut and the White Chocolate Creméux. Of course, you can’t ever go wrong with the steak option (this year it’s a 5oz Angus New York Strip). But the halibut secretly packed in some heat and bold smoky flavors. It only looked innocent sitting atop the elegant yet unassuming lemongrass and coconut risotto, until I took that first bite: not too spicy, just right. Loved the Calabrian chile addition!
On paper, I knew I’d be trying the White Chocolate Creméux. After all, the magic word “guava” was also listed as an ingredient. The thick and velvety custard’s depth, masked by the passion fruit sauce, surprised me as the spoon easily dove deeper than expected. The guava pâte de fruit combination resulted in mmms all around. Success!
MISS: Not a single thing. It must be tough being this good.
Bourbon Steak packed the house last night; every seat occupied. The staff danced their usual ‘multitask and overachieve’ routine expertly. The first-timer friends I brought along raved and exclaimed this “was their new favorite restaurant.” They’ve got good taste, I see.
Game on, Miami Spice! Who’s next?
August, 3rd, 2016
What I tried:
HIT: I’m actually going to go ahead and give the crown to the Mahi. Initially, I thought this one would be a little boring, but I was wrong. Blackened and served with a tomatillo salsa, cilantro chimichurri, and coriander rice actually made for a flavorful and interesting Mahi. I will be ordering that again the next time I’m in.
MISS: As usual, NADA! Another perfect Miami Spice score.
Bourbon Steak continues to impress year after year. In a Miami Spice world full of half-ass participation, Chef Fenton and his team go out of their way to put together a menu that represents their constant pursuit of perfection. Bourbon’s stellar service will be the same regardless of your dining preference. Dining a la carte? Great. Dining off the Spice menu? Great. Class. Act.
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