'Tis the season of the "Listicles" and MIAbites stumbled upon this excellent and mouthwatering list on Zagat Miami from Michelle Muslera @MiamiMich Blog ( and also a MIAbites contributor ) and with permission have re- posted an excerpt here for you to enjoy and reflect on your favorite dishes in 2015.
Ah…December. Time to look back at the best moments (or in our case, food) of the year. Luckily, 2015 was a pretty good one, as a list of our top 10 favorite dishes proves. Go ahead, get them one last time before January (and New Year's resolutions) come around.
1) Soft egg, Alter ($14)
There's a reason this soft egg made with sea scallop foam, truffle pearls and a crisp layer of Gruyère is a staple at chef Bradley Kilgore’s Wynwood restaurant — it's pretty near perfect. And, yes, adding the $10 quarter-ounce of osetra caviar is well worth every penny.
223 NW 23rd St. Wynwood. Miami , FL 305 573 5996
2) Tuna tartare gunkan, Momo Sushi Shack pop-up at The Mondrian Hotel ($6)
This eye-poppping sushi is made with some of the fattiest ingredients you can find in a Japanese restaurant — chopped bluefin chutoro tuna, avocado, pine nuts and raw quail egg yolk. It's a combination so rich and flavorful, we wish this pop-up could last forever.
Momo Sushi Shack at The Mondrian
1100 West Ave. Miami Beach, FL 305 514 1940
3) House-cured slab bacon, Quality Meats ($18)
One of the most unexpectedly tasty combinations we've experienced in 2015, this thick-cut slab bacon is served with crunchy peanut butter and apple-jalapeño jelly, providing a one-of-a-kind combination of flavors, aromas and textures.
1501 Collins Ave. Miami Beach , FL 305 340 3333
4) Star luca pizza, Visa O1 ($15)
This hidden South Beach gem is home to one of the most popular and photographed pizzas of 2015. The edges of this Neapolitan-style pie are folded into the shape of a star and stuffed with ricotta and spicy salami, making it good to the last bite.
1680 Michigan Ave. Miami Beach. FL 305 397 8189
5) Bucatini Amatriciana, Fooq's ($20)
When this Downtown spot’s former chef, Nicole Votano, announced her departure earlier this year, everyone in Miami feared that her famous pasta dish would leave the restaurant with her. Fortunately, the smart folks at Fooq’s kept this signature dish on the menu. The perfectly al dente tubelike pasta is served in a smoky, spicy San Marzano sauce and topped with bits of Italian bacon and Pecorino Romano.
1035 N. Miami Ave. Miami, FL 786 536 2749
To read full article and check out the next five best dishes go to Zagat Miami link here.