Haute Cuisine: The Finest Dining

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JG-Grill

J&G Grill   
9703 Collins Ave,
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
(305) 993-3300

Ambiance
Nestled in the back of the chic St. Regis, neutral tones, rich textile, luxurious surfaces and spectacular ocean views set the stage to enjoy the real star: the Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten-inspired faire.

What to Eat
Jackman Ranch Wagyu Tomahawk with Champagne Burre Blanc Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Mushrooms (for two!)

What to Drink
Cucumber Martini with Hendrick’s Gin and English cucumbers

Sweet Tooth
J&G Cheesecake with Strawberry Sorbet

Makoto

Makoto   
9700 Collins Ave,
Miami Beach, FL 33154
(305) 864-8600

Ambiance
Bal Harbour’s take on luxury zen as envisioned by Chef Makoto Okuwa. Dark woods, sleek modern tables are the stage set in the intimate atmosphere by French designers Gilles + Boissier.

What to Eat
Kobe Beef cooked tableside on a hot river stone with a side of Frosty Kobe Fride Rice with fois gras, shichimi and jidori egg. King Crab with yuzu butter from the Robata Grill

What to Drink
Choose from Makoto’s exclusive sake list. Kubota 25 year ginjo genshu

Sweet Tooth
Fruit Toban Yaki with seasonal fruit, sorbet and homemade marshmallows

Lippi

Lippi   
600 Brickell Ave,
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 579-1888

Ambiance
Oceans of marble, contemporary art work and wrought iron trellises reflect the eclectic American and European cuisines served here.

What to Eat
An array of oysters from their raw bar, foie gras terrine and mushroom risotto

What to Drink
Champagne Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill Epernay, 2000

Sweet Tooth
The over the top Discovery Selection has something delectable for everyone.

Area31

Area 31   
270 Biscayne Blvd Way,
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 424-5234

Ambiance
The décor is all new with tables that evoke driftwood and playful chandeliers that make bubbles come to mind.

What to Eat
The Crudo tasting is a must along with either the Cobia made with salsify and escarole

What to Drink
Hemingway Daiquiri with Bacardi 8 rum, Luxardo Maraschino and fresh lime and grapefruit

Sweet Tooth
A light and delicious semifreddo

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