Dine in Peru, but stay in Kendall: Pisco y Nazca opens
From the Bulla Gastrobar folks in Coral Gables comes a new place to dine: Pisco y Nazca at The Palms at Town & Country in Kendall (8405 Mills Dr., Miami, 305/630-3844). With a separate menu of multiple ceviches (pictured), small plates and large plates, you should find the Peruvian passion for food to be extensive and creative. Executive Chef Miguel Fernandez, formerly of Gaston Acurio’s La Mar in San Francisco, heads the culinary team at the ceviche gastrobar.
Want lunch in Barcelona? Luckily, KLIMA helps with that
The Catalonian-style, Western Mediterranean menu known at KLIMA (210 23rdSt., Miami Beach, 786/453-2779) is the star of a daily $30 prix-fixe menu now. Just opened for this service from noon until 3:30 p.m., Executive Chef David Rustarazo and his Josper Oven turn out beautiful plates like the roast beef dish (pictured). The prix-fixe menu includes alternative selections that feature gluten-free and vegetarian options.
For oyster lovers, a true happy hour: db Bistro Moderne
When we find a good restaurant with a great happy hour special, and it includes $1 oysters, well, count us in! Daniel Boulud’s de Bistro Moderne Miami(255 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305/421-8800) is on that list. Every day (yes, all seven!) from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the restaurant features a rotating selection of farmed oysters for $1 each. Pair that with your favorite wine or discounted cocktail, and you’re good to go until… dinner. Did we mention there are other happy hour bites, too, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.?
Noshing during Art Basel? Try eats in Wynwood or MIMO
With Art Basel arriving this week (Dec. 3-6) on Miami Beach, here are two suggestions after art-gazing for eats in Midtown Miami: Beaker & Gray just opened in Wynwood (2637 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 305/699-2637) from chef/owner Brian Nasajon and bar manager/owner Ben Potts. It promises an inventive, playful menu and a hopping after-hours bar. Or, you might want to try Blue Collar in the MIMO district (6730 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305/756-0366), with exec chef/owner Daniel Serfer offering comfort food (Cuban sandwiches, hanger steaks) as well as eclectic dishes. There’s a “Veg Chalkboard” with vegetarian specials, which is always a draw.