With over 12 locations across the United States, The Oceanaire Seafood Room is part of a team whose philosophy is based on only serving the freshest seafood in season, and who puts sustainability in the forefront of its menu offerings. While there are signature plates available in all Oceanaire restaurants, they also offer regionally inspired dishes that satisfy the unique palate preferences of the locals. I was very excited about visiting Oceanaire and getting a taste of their raw bar and the chef's famous Mexican Jerk Grouper I had heard so much about.
|With Executive Chef Kareem Anguin|
Executive Chef Kareem Anguin, originally from Jamaica, describes his cooking with great passion and excitement. A graduate of Johnson and Wales University, Chef Anguin has developed his own fusion of signature flavors founded on his Caribbean roots. He opened The Oceanaire in Brickell in 2006 and quickly ascended the ranks. Chatting with us for a while, he explained how the fish is flown in daily and how the menu can change quite frequently depending not only on what's available, but also what will be most ecologically sound for the environment. He went on to describe some of his signature dishes, and the careful detail he puts into their preparation.
|Medley of Cut Vegetables|
|Selection of Oysters|
|Hydroponic Arugula Salad|
|Grilled Jerk Mexican Black Grouper|
At the end of the evening, all I could think was that this was one seafood adventure I will repeat very soon. If you haven't been to The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Brickell, what are you waiting for? The grouper is waiting for you! For more information, you can contact them at 305-372-8862 or visit them online at http://www.theoceanaire.com/Home.aspx.
To thank you for being a loyal reader....
I know you'll also want to try one of their incredible hot appetizers so we got a sweet deal for you! To thank you for being a loyal reader, when you stop in for a meal at Oceanaire and mention Adventures of the Foodaholic, you will receive a complimentary Fried Red Chili Calamari, served with Warm Asian Vegetables.* Yummy!
(*One per table)