Tuesday, February 11, 2014

15 Steps at Eden Roc Miami Beach

How many steps does it take to grill the perfect steak? How about to catch a fish or to grow a tomato? Well, according to the new farm-to-table restaurant at the Eden Roc Miami Beach, located at 4525 Collins Avenue, it takes 15 Steps.

15 Steps took the place of the former 1500 Degrees located at the Eden Roc, and just like its predecessor, is bringing fresh, local ingredients to the table. Spearheaded by Executive Chef Jeremy Ford, who began his culinary career at the age of 16, the concept is simple: chefs can impact the community by supporting local farms and bringing the very best ingredients to a dish. I had the opportunity to sample several dishes at 15 Steps, alongside several of my friends and colleagues, and I walked away very impressed and with a desire to return. 

Selection of  Artisan Cheeses

We started off the evening sampling a selection of cheese and fruit, and drinking specialty cocktails prepared by their very talented mixologist. The decor continues to be as stunning and fresh as ever, and captures the essence of the both the restaurant and the hotel in a very naturalistic way. After this lovely start, a parade of flavorful, beautifully presented dishes greeted us at our table, while a carefully selected wine pairing for every course alluded to our senses. From the mind-blowing charcuterie board that made everyone gasp at the sight of its selection of delicacies (absolutely loved the crispy pork ears and the duck rillettes) to my personal favorite, the buttery open-faced Florida stone crab ravioli, the chef's tasting was exceptional. Behold some of the mouthwatering dishes below.

Charcuterie Board

Saltwater poached Atlantic Wahoo with Meyer Lemon
Shishito vinaigrette and a citrus bubble

Swank farm kale and roasted heirloom carrot salad

Open-faced Florida Stone Crab ravioli

Black Truffle Gnocchi with slow-braised pork shank,
topped with a quail egg

You'll be happy to know that 15 Steps is now offering a hybrid-style brunch, featuring its fresh local produce as well as an a-la-carte signature menu. It is available on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 4 p.m. Guess you know where I'll be very soon, and it'll probably just take me 15 Steps to get there. For more information, you can contact them at 305-674-5594 or visit their website at http://www.edenrocmiami.com.

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