Monday, April 20, 2009

Dinner at Michy's

I had been wanting to go to Michy's for a long time. Michelle Bernstein, one of Miami's first celebrity chefs, is at the helms there. About a month ago I tried her newest venture, Sra. Martinez, and loved it.

We were seated immediately and ordered a bottle of Qupe Syrah. It was an excellent wine from the Santa Barbara area....a really great value!

I like that the menu had full and half orders of almost everything. It makes it very easy to share a few plates. The croquetas and pork belly with littleneck clams arrived first. The croquetas were unbelievable. I still don't understand how they are so crispy on the outside and melt in your mouth on the inside. They were very well complemented by the fig marmalade. The pork belly was also very good, but maybe could have been a little crispier on top. The broth in the dish had great flavor. It was a great with the clams.

Our main course was the short ribs, which came with a very rich sauce and creamy mashed potatoes. It was good, but didn't blow me away. I liked the pork belly and croquetas better. I could LIVE off those croquetas! We devoured dessert so I didn't get to take a picture. It was a chocolate pot de crème. It was so decadent and creamy with the perfect amount of chocolate. It was a perfect ending to the meal.

Food: 4 out of 5
Service: 4.5 out of 5

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