|Let the crawling begin...|
|Dinner and a serenade? Ay ay ay...I'm off to|
Spain with these cuties called Tuna en Miami
This year, guests can enjoy a classic BACARDI and Coke, the official cocktail of Coral Gables Restaurant Week and/or a MARTINI Prosecco, their featured wine along with their menu options. Because we were all 21 years of age or older, (me just barely), we got to pair our meals with some refreshing alcoholic libations. That just added to the fun. So grab a mumu, head to the Gables, and pig out. If you want to map out your debauchery first, visit their website to find out what restaurants are participating and check out their menus. In the meantime, drool a little over everything I ate.....
|Salpicon de Mariscos|
|Blue Cheese Wedge|
|Baby Back Ribs|
|Parmesan Crusted Chicken|
At the Cafe at Books & Books, we sampled their Shrimp & Avocado Tartine. It was one tasty bite, made with fresh shrimp, avocado, tomato, a basil pesto that rocked, and garlic aioli on a grilled ciabatta. My favorite part was the pesto, and I now have a pending breakfast with the owner where we will have it with toast and a capuccino. I'm not letting you forget... The bite was paired with a cold Ulinta Baba Black Lager.
Our next crawl stop was OBBA Sushi & More, the newest addition to the Gables area. First and foremost I have to say the place is beautiful. They really took great care in designing the spot and giving it a look that stands out. We were all very impressed when we walked in.
We were greeted with a creamy lemon cocktail that had us puckering our lips in pleasure and then got down to business to sample some of the items they are offering for Coral Gables Restaurant Week. We tried the Crispy Canape, a bite filled with textural euphoria made with crispy rice and steamed shrimp, cilantro, scallions, sundried tomatoes,
spicy mayo, and a Yuzu oil dressing. We also tried the Yellowtail Guacamole Tartar, prepared with yellowtail, masago, avocado, shizo, sesame, sriracha, microgreens, cucumber and ginger yuzu. It had an awakening kick to it. Next on the spoons was their OBBA Sandwich (this one blew my mind). I loved the taste of the shrimp tempura, spicy krab salad, and avocado and chives with a spicy katzu mayo. The last spoon on the plate was the sweet finale; a Banana Tempura made with their special batter fried banana. Can't wait to return to this place soon for the full experience.