This past week saw the beginning of Fall in Miami, and with it cooler, less humid days and nights and a chance to savor some local Fall produce like heirloom tomatoes, pumpkin, eggplant, root vegetables, roasted carrots, crispy brussel sprouts and the newest Fall veggie staple, cauliflower. Here are some MIAbites favorite restaurants and their Fall menu additions so you can start off the season with some fresh and new seasonal dishes.
And we even included a recipe from Makoto for their popular and delicious Asian Crispy Brussel Sprouts for you to try at home.
Arroz Marinero is featured at the Doral location in the Josper (charcoal) oven. The dish brings together bomba rice, sofrito verde, clams, shrimp, Spanish hake and plankton to deliver bold flavors for any Fall occasion. Bulla Gastrobar NW 87th Ave C102, Doral, FL
Available on Pisco y Nazca’s lunch and dinner menu, the Barlotto dish is the epitome of Fall in a plate! The vegetarian-friendly dish is made with barley risotto, stir-fry vegetables, soy sauce, vinegar. Guests can opt to add chicken, shrimp or tenderloin. Pisco Y Nazca Doral 8551 NW 53rd Ave. Miami, FL and Kendall 8405 Mills Dr. Miami, FL.
The Midcentury-style beachside restaurant offers the Lobster Risotto on its dinner menu. The dish combines lobster, fennel tarragon on a bed of risotto - with fresh seasoned lobster and a plate with colors that scream fall. Driftwood Room 1825 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL.
Roasted Heirloom Carrots are the perfect accompaniment to any hearty dish. The elegantly placed roasted carrots feature creamy greek yogurt, ginger, honey and citrus tossed with crispy quinoa. The Continental 2360 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL
Roasted Cauliflower is taken up a notch thanks to KYU’s wood-fire grill, adding elements of smoke and spice to the creamy-white flower buds. Paired with fresh goat cheese and a shishito-herb vinaigrette, this cauliflower is an autumn staple and not one to be missed. KYU 251 NW 25th St. Miami FL
The American Dim-Sum restaurant, The Sarsaparilla Club Roots & Soil dish features garden of baby heirlooms, pumpernickel soil and yuzu cream. Making the perfect and classic fall dish that one not to be missed. Sarsaparilla at the Shelborne 1 18th St. Miami Beach FL
For a Japanese twist on a trendy dish, Makoto in the Bal Harbour Shops offers irresistible Crispy Brussel Sprouts tossed in housemade kimchi sauce. Makoto Bal Harbour 9700 Collins Ave. Bal Harbour, FL
RECIPE: Makoto’s Crispy Brussel Sprouts
8 oz Cooked Brussel Sprouts/ halved
1 oz Kimchee Sauce
½ oz Micro Red Shiso
½ oz Chili threads
1. Pan fry blanched brussels sprouts in fryer for 2 minutes and remove.
2. Toss cooked brussels sprouts in kimchee sauce, place in serving dish, and garnish with chili threads and micro red shiso.
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