Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Red the Steakhouse takes Miami Spice to a Whole New Level

Red the Steakhouse does it again this year with their rotating Miami Spice menus.  When Chef Peter Vauthy puts together a menu, he goes all out... and this year is no exception. I had the opportunity of getting a preview of several of the dishes they are offering as part of their Miami Spice promotion this year and they were outstanding.  Of course, in typical RED fashion, we didn't just eat, but we prepared some cocktails and we cooked. Chef Peter spiced things up for us by teaching us how to make his very famous Tuna Tartare. I gotta tell you, I'm going to use his recipe to work my way into some unsuspecting dude's heart.
Chef Peter Vauthy
But back to Miami Spice... every week RED will be presenting a new themed menu with some upgrade options to consider. The menus will be the Week 1: Classic Steakhouse, Week 2: Seafood, Week 3: Italian and Week 4: Greatest Hits. The great thing about this concept? You can visit multiple times during the promotion and have a fresh, foodgasmic experience every time. Oh and by the way, you bring five people or more to RED for Miami Spice and they will bring the Tomahawk to your table as your entrée. Say what?

Spinach Salad
Heirloom Tomato and
 Aged Balsamic (Upgrade)

So let me give you a little glimpse of what to expect. For starters... you must check out their Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots; absolutely delightful bites of potatoes wrapped in bacon and served with a tomato bacon aioli. Another favorite of mine is their JB's Steak Tartare, prepared with Certified Angus Beef Prime Hand Cut Tenderloin, Shallots and Capers. It is unbelievable. If you're in the mood for a salad instead, you can't go wrong with their 4 oz Burrata, served with Heirloom Tomatoes and drizzled with Aged Balsamic Vinegar or their Spinach Salad, a fresh and light opener of baby spinach, hard-boiled egg and bacon vinaigrette.

Bacon Wrapped "Tater Tots"
JB's Steak Tartare

Flash Fried Snapper
Lobster Fra Diavlo
Like seafood? Be sure to check out their Lobster Fra Diavlo, where Chef Peter rocks linguini in a spicy tomato sauce with some sweet and delicious pieces of lobster. The Flash Fried Snapper is a winner too in my book. I loved the tender taste of the fish, with the coconut curry and vegetable slaw.  My two top contenders of the evening, however, were the Flash Fried Lobster Tail and the Tomahawk.  You can find the Lobster Tail during the Greatest Hits week and I'm telling you, you will remember me when you bite into each piece. As for the steaks, feel free to choose from any cut on the menu. They're all that good.
Flash Fried Lobster Tail (Upgrade)

Tomahawk Ribeye Steak

Italian Black Truffle Risotto
Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese (Upgrade)
There are several sides you can choose for an upgrade price, but it's so reasonable, you won't want to miss out. The Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese is a staple at RED and it never disappoints. And I immediately fell in love with the Italian Black Truffle Risotto. If you like the taste of truffle as much as I do, you will definitely find yourself in culinary ecstasy with this dish.
Decisions Decisions
To finish up your Miami Spice experience at RED, there are a variety of desserts to choose from. My favorites were the Bacon Pecan Monkey Bread (upgrade) and the Peanut Butter Pie. I'd tell you more about them, but (a) I really think you should go check it out for yourself, and (b) I just got very hungry after writing this post.

For more information on Red the Steakhouse and their Miami Spice menus or to make reservations, visit their website or call them at 305-534-3688.

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