A couple weeks back, when Mr.FFF and I went to Miami for the BlogHer Food Conference, we had the opportunity to do one the most AWESOME things that we have ever done – go on a Miami Culinary Tour.
Neither of us had ever done any sort of culinary tour, but we like to eat (most obvious thing a food blogger could say right?) so we were pretty stoked, although we had NO idea what to expect.
You guys, if you are EVER in Miami, you HAVE to go on one of these! The whole tour completely exceeded any sort of expectations we could have had.
For starters, it was 3 HOURS LONG. 3 hours of eating! I wish I would have worn stretchy pants – we got to eat SO much! They gave good portions too, not those bite sized ones that you get at “fancy restaurants.” We walked from restaurant to restaurant and our guide also taught some history of Miami, and the buildings that we walked by. It was neat to learn a little bit of non-food stuff as well!
Now, let’s talk about what/where we ate!
STOP 1: Bolivar
Bolivar is an ADORBALE little Columbian restaurant just off of South Beach. There we tried a cocktail made of beer and cream soda! Beer isn’t my thang, but Mr. FFF LOVED IT. We tried an authentic ceviche made with passion fruit. I LOVE ceviche, but have never had passion fruit in one and, you guys, it’s SO yum. We also had a spicy empanada made with corn flour that was supa tasty!
STOP 2: Manolo’s On The Beach
A really casual, cafeteria style, restaurant where we made a quick stop the get some fresh made churros that were filled with dulce de leche. Yep, I pretty much died. Ah-may-zing. We are our churros on-the-go while we walked to the next stop.
STOP 3: Habanos Restaurant
This restaurant serves classic Cuban food, so that’s what we tried! To start off we tried plantain chips with some sort of mustard sauce on top. I know it sounds a little weird, but it was so good! We also tried some Cuban beef sliders with Chimichurri….oh. my. Goodness. To finish off we tried some ham and cheese croquettes, which is basically just ham and cheese deep fried….yum. We also sampled some Cuban coffee. It was a little to dark for me. I like a little coffee with my sugar, if you know what I mean.
Stop 4: Blocks Deli
You guys, this is THE pizza place. They make the BEST pizza crust that I have EVER HAD. They use, what they call, “Mother Dough” which is made of a yeast that is leavened for 3 days. It is the crispiest, crunchiest, lightest dough ever. We had pizza pockets stuffed with feta, pesto, sun dried tomatoes and spinach. These were both the Huberoni and I’s favorite thing we ate.
Stop 5: Milani Gelateria
It is what it sounds like: Gelato. Now, usually, Gelato isn’t my thing. But, this was. They make it fresh EVERY DAY and keep it in this super cool container that is constantly spinning around, to prevent it from just sitting and getting too cold and crystaly. I tried 2 flavours: Nutella and Pistachio. Um, yum.
And, now you can see why I needed stretchy pants. Seriously, if you get a chance please go on one guys. They have a few different ones, and Mr. FFF and I are dying to try them all!
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