Its true. After much anticipation, KLIMA has finally opened its doors.
This new Miami Beach restaurant is taking up the former spot of Tosca. That was nice while it lasted. But this place is an upgrade. For one, it’s been completely remodeled and dressed up with an impressive art work collection picked by the owners themselves. For two, they’ve brought chef David "Rusti” Rustarazo, formerly from the much acclaimed Coure restaurant in Barcelona, who’s developed a contemporary and international menu that is simple to the eye and authentic in taste.
Now, about that menu. At first look, you may think that some of the dishes are suspiciously simple. Take the "pan con tomate", for example. This dish is literally, bread with tomato. But the ingredients are so fresh and top quality, that the experience is completely sublime. Craving something a bit more elaborate? Go for the beef carpaccio and foie gras truffle. Never has a dish with such strong flavors been so perfectly combined and balanced! Another dish worth trying: the fennel burrata salad. Light and indulgent at the same time, this is one of Klima’s masterpieces and one of my favorites of the night.
Some advice: take advantage of Eduardo, the sommelier. His wine selection will take your dining experience to the next level. In our case, we kicked off the night with some delicate Louis Roedner Champagne, which paired beautifully with our light appetizers, and later moved on to the elegant Muga Rioja for the ribeye and cod. We ended the night with the Oremus Tokaji Aszu, an intriguing Hungarian sweet wine that made our already exquisite desserts even more flavorful. And speaking of which: you absolutely must try their chocolate delight. Don’t ask why. Just do it. You’ll thank me later.
|Beautiful art work and sculptures decorate the entrance of the restaurant|
|Kicking off the night with some exquisite Louis Roederer Champagne!|
|The tuna toast and leek appetizer, four bites of heaven! ($20)|
|Some of the best pan con tomate I've ever had, which is not an easy feat in Miami|
|Hmmmm... Jamon Iberico Pata Negra! Just about the best jamon you can get ($38)|
|Beef carpaccio, foie gras and truffle... words just can't describe this dish. You have to try it to understand ($30)|
|White fish ceviche, oh so delicate and flavorful! ($26)|
|My new obsession: Muga Rioja 2010. I just can't get over this unique and complex wine!|
|The beautiful dining room|
|One of my faves: the fennel burrata salad ($18)|
|Exquisite and so juicy: the Ribeye ($42)|
|Finishing off the meal with some sweet Oremus Tokaji Aszu, a Hungarian dessert wine|
|The KLIMA pie, their version of the Key Lime pie ($12)|
|A fresh and unique option: passionfruit coconut and mint slush ($12)|
|Our ultimate favorite: the chocolate delight. Disaronno soaked almond sponge cake with chocolate cream and vanilla ice cream. We could have had at least two more of these! ($12)|
KLIMA: 210 23rd St., Miami Beach