Thursday, June 13, 2013
Miami is quickly becoming a culinary hot spot, attracting celebrity, award-winning chefs to its tropical and trendy shores. Set in an ambiance of amber hues and urban sophistication, Catch Miami, the newest extension of Top Chef Winner Hung Huynh’s popular New York Restaurant, finds its home at the James Royal Palm Hotel in South Beach, located at 1545 Collins Avenue. Featuring globally infused seafood dishes, with a touch of regionally inspired cuisine, Catch Miami does to South Beach, what love does to marriage; it completes it.
The entrees feature big portions to share such as the Crispy Whole Snapper and Cantonese Lobsters, along with simply cooked fish and meat. The Whole Snapper, seasoned with peppers, oyster mushrooms, chili and garlic, sounded very appealing but unfortunately, they had run out. Our waiter suggested we try the Scallop and Cauliflower, Chef Huynh’s award- winning signature dish, which brings together the mild, tender taste of scallops with a sweet and salty cauliflower puree prepared with tamarind brown butter and topped with pistachios. It was definitely a favorite at the table. As sides, the perfectly textured Yucca Tater Tots and the Creamy Basmati served as excellent complements to the main dishes.