Serafina’s Italian eats come to Aventura Mall

So glad I finally made it to the lovely Italian restaurant Serafina, one of the new eateries at the Aventura Mall.

Patio seating at Serafina in Aventura Mall

I immediately fell in love with the patio area and chose to sit there on a sunny Miami day with perfect mild weather. Ordering a glass of white wine seemed like the next logical step.… Continue reading

Get an authentic taste of Tuscany at Brio Tuscan Grille

The sheer size of the Brio Tuscan Grille restaurant at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale is impressive, both indoors and out. Equally impressive is the menu which is a true taste of Tuscan flavors.

Sous Chef Sean Brothers made a veritable feast when I dined at Brio at Gulfstream recently. His staff churned out one flavorful dish after another from appetizers to entrees and… Continue reading

Coastal’s the new concept at the Atlantic Hotel & Spa

I always think it’s great when a restaurant gets a makeover, decor, menu and sometimes even the name. That’s what they’ve done with Coastal, the new restaurant concept at the Atlantic Hotel & Spa in Fort Lauderdale.

The location couldn’t be better, right on A1A across from the beach with a bar that greets you as you walk in and then a cozy,… Continue reading

Walk down The Alley for authentic Italian eats

The Betsy Hotel is already one of Miami Beach’s most recognized and unique properties. Known as a boutique arts hotel, their cultural programming and art exhibitions are revered and rivaling that reputation are the restaurants.

Their newest eatery is The Alley whose menu was closely curated by Executive Chef Danny Ganem and award-winning Chef Laurent Tourondel who conceptualized the menu that Ganem brings… Continue reading

Panarea is a taste of authentic Mediterranean

Panarea Mediterranean Sea Grill is the third restaurant I’ve tried at the NE 110 St. and Biscayne Blvd. location in North Miami. I loved the other two and was sorry to see them go but the quaint, intimate space is a bit tough to get to.

Knowing how to navigate getting there to make the journey easier, I was excited to try the… Continue reading

Buon appetito at Angelo Elia in CityPlace Doral

Chef Angelo Elia already has an impressive restaurant empire throughout Broward County and now he’s expanded it to CityPlace Doral with the more casual Angelo Elia Pizza Bar Tapas.

The atmosphere may be casual but the menu is anything but. That was evident at an intimate media dinner where a specialty cocktail was offered to kick off the meal, followed by tapas, pizzas… Continue reading