Thursday, August 30, 2012
September Spice @ The Dutch
It's no secret that I am a huge fan of chef Carmellini and his team at The Dutch. Chefs Carmellini, Hanlon and Gripper absolutely crushed a recent Cobaya dinner. I was fortunately invited to a complimentary tasting of their new Miami Spice menu offerings for September and left very impressed. It is refreshing to see a chef and restaurant of their stature taking Miami Spice so seriously. It's a win for Miami food fans and a great opportunity to experience The Dutch and their great Spice menu seven days a week.
Chef Carmellini was in the house discussing the Spice dishes.
Chilled Sweet Corn Soup with fire roasted corn, piquillo peppers, ancho chile.
Chicken Wings- confit drumstick, vadouvan, apple, cauliflower.
Foie Gras Agnolotti- fennel coulis, roasted figs, port reduction. This is a must order dish for pasta and foie fans. The $10.00 supplement is worth every cent.
Chicken Caesar- roast chicken, grilled romaine hearts, white anchovy, parmesan. This is a caesar that even non caesar fans will enjoy. The roast chicken was moist and full of flavor.
Skate Wing- ras el handout, saffron cous cous, home-made raisin, toasted almond. The skate was cooked perfectly and the accompanying ingredients were packed with great flavor. This is a standout dish and a must order.
Pastry chef Josh Gripper talking dessert.
Lemon Vanilla Cheescake- blueberry compote, graham cracker crisp.
Milk Chocolate Budino- roasted sour cherry, yuzu ice cream. Spice is nice when you end it with a sweet treat!
You will be hard pressed to find better Miami Spice dishes and value in town. You do not want to miss out on this.