Monday, August 10, 2009

Three Wishes

August and September are two great months to live in South Florida. Not because of the steam room effect of the blaring sun, but because of Miami Spice … when some great (and pricey) restaurants in Miami have some great deals! A three course lunch is $22, and a three course dinner is $35.

My first Miami Spice stop was Wish, the restaurant at The Hotel in South Beach. My friend and I went for dinner on Friday night. We were seated right away next to the fountain. It’s a great setting, but a little too warm. The fans they have only reach certain tables, and unfortunately ours wasn’t one of them. We opened up the menus and they glowed…literally! They have new menus which are lit from the inside, very cool.

We placed our order and got our drinks. I had the Flirtini, which was a little bit like a cosmo. All their martinis come with a fun “electric” ice cube.

The bread that was served was very good. It was crusty on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle. The spread was incredible. It was like a very heavily olived hummus.

Next came the first course, chilled Corn Soup. To be honest, when I saw this on the menu, I was not that excited. But as soon as it hit my lips I was in heaven! The soup was unbelievably creamy and flavorful. The corn and crab in the center tasted so fresh. I would LOVE to get the recipe for it. It is hands down the best corn soup I’ve ever had in my life.

My main course was the Snapper. It was served on a piece of fried eggplant. It was good, but nothing to write home about. There was no contrast in texture or color between the eggplant and the snapper. The snapper was cooked well, but it just seemed like something was missing. But my friend’s short rib was excellent.

The dessert was a Chocolate Pecan Brownie with caramelized bananas and ice cream. I loved how the bananas had a crispy coating. The ice cream was good…the brownie was decent. The brownie I got was overcooked on the edges, but the middle was moist. I just wish it had been taken out of the oven about 5 minutes earlier.

Here is my rating of the Miami Spice experience at Wish:
Service: 9/10
Bread: 8/10
Corn Soup: 11/10 (it was that good!)
Snapper: 6/10 (Short Rib 9/10)
Brownie: 5/10

Next up: Miami Spice Lunch at La Marea at the Tides


K from ksgoodeats said...

I am obsessed with that ice cube!! How fun! Glad you guys had a great experience :)

heartswholefoods said...

Everything looks pretty though! I've never tried chilled corn soup, and looks like I will definitely get it the next time I see it on the menu :) I agree with K--that ice cube is awesome!

foodnfit said...

That ice cube is awesome! lol Love it! The drink looks pretty good too! :)

Katy said...

Oh the corn soup is amazing, and there is zero cream in it. I'd go back just for that.