|The captivating sunset at Soho Bay|
|With Chef Jose Gamez|
Giddy with anticipation, we recently paid a visit to this sushi chef, Jose Gamez, at the newly opened Soho Bay, located at 520 West Avenue in Miami Beach. Chef Gamez 's resume includes places like Lure Fish Bar, Makoto and Zuma. Soho Bay brings a refreshing combination of Japanese Inspired cuisine, with Latin American favorites, in true Miami style.
|Lemon Grass Mojito|
|Lion Fish Rio|
....and they kept delivering. Our next course consisted of their original Foie Buns, a playful creation made with foie gras on a bed of cilantro,delicately placed inside a miso brioche that was covered with kewpie mayo. The foie was then topped with tomato jam and black cherry soy. It was a majestic bite that kept us immersed in their culinary spell, while we awaited the next course which was....
|Smoked Hamachi Hibachi|
You must be thinking, when is the sushi coming? I saved the best for last. Let me begin by saying I didn't eat all day prior to coming to Soho Bay because I wanted to be able to indulge in all of its splendors, and like troopers, we both did. My date didn't disappoint and kept up with me bite for bite. Behold the incredible sushi platter Chef Gamez created for us. Words alone cannot describe what we felt as it was brought to our table. On this beautiful platter there was a sampling of everything from fresh salmon belly to sought after Toro tuna. The salmon roe was delicious, and we absolutely loved the Striped Bass. The salmon and hamachi disappeared in our mouths, while the Macarena almost had us standing up and doing the dance. In this heavenly treat, there was also sweet king crab, tender octopus cooked for 1 1/2 hours, succulent scallops and several rolls that exceeded all expectations. It was a sushi lovers' dream and we were living it. Wow.. you are unbelievable Chef Gamez.
|Outstanding Sushi Platter|
You would think we were excruciatingly full and I won't lie, we were. But that wasn't going to stop us from trying some desserts. So we did what any self respecting foodaholics would do. We unbuttoned that top button and sat back to allow ourselves some room to breathe. While we waited, we sipped on another cocktail. This time it was the Caipiroska with mixed berries. It was a refreshing drink to prepare for the sweet parade ahead.
|Dulce de Leche|
From start to finish, the meal at Soho Bay was the epitome of perfection. Executive Chef Ricardo Sauri and Head Sushi Chef Jose Gamez make an impressive team dedicated to providing the highest quality of cuisine for their guests. The food and cocktails were stellar, as were the service and ambiance. You can expect that this is not your ordinary dinner experience, but so much more. The moment lasted with me way after we left and I honestly cannot wait to return.
For more information on Soho Bay, visit them online or call them at 786-618-2788.