Last week, one of Miami's most anticipated food festivals, Taste of the Nations, returned to the Magic City with a memorable soiree at the Loews hotel. Over 50 restaurants participated in the event, giving hundreds of party goers the opportunity to sample some of their best dishes, all for a great cause: to end childhood hunger.
Featuring local favorites like Joe's Stone Crab, Palme D'or, Edge Steakhouse, La Mar, and Mignonette, Taste of the Nation has built a reputation for being the best culinary event of the year thanks to the fact that it reunites the best of the best of Miami under one roof.
If you missed it, or want to relive some of the best moments of the night, check out the photo gallery below featuring the dishes that I enjoyed the most.
|West Coast oysters from the one and only, Mignonette|
|One of my favorites of the night: foie gras creme brûlée with a caramelized cherry on top, from Palme D'Or|
|A preview of Izzys, the new restaurant that's opening soon by the owners of Tongue and Cheek. Dish: stuffed mussels|
|Sweet & Sour Pork, one of the fantastic pho cocktail/soups from Joe's Stone Crab|
|Another favorite: the pork terrine with pistachio from Edge Steak & Bar... already making plans to go back to the restaurant for more!|
|Loving the two dishes from Quality Meats: House Cured Slab Bacon, and House made Copa Ham with Airated Mozzarella|
|I could (OK, maybe I did) have 5 of these: Bay Scallop Crudo from The Dutch|
|Tuna tacos from Kuro, the new sushi place from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino|
|An all time favorite: shrimp 'n grits from Yardbird|
|Braised Short Ribs from BLT Prime|
|Dark chocolate from Norman Love Creations|
|Assorted bonbons from Norman Love Creations|
|Weapons of choice: Sauvignon Blanc from White Haven + Blanc de Blanc's from Schramsberg|