Miami gets its joie de vivre from its many international influences—at least we think so. If you look around you'll see hints of the decadence for which places like St. Tropez, Ibiza, and St. Barths are known embedded in the Miami lifestyle. The latest testament to the good local influences of our friends from abroad is the arrival of Café des Arts Miami to Miami Beach's South of Fifth neighborhood. Nestled across from Joe's Stone Crab, this SoFi newcomer and its chic little terrace play host to the French genius of Pierre-Antoine Navarro and his partner Philippe Carteau. The menu showcases the delicacies of the Mediterranean, including a wide selection of rare Bourgogne truffle-infused selections such as truffle pizza, truffle beef carpaccio, truffle scrambled eggs, truffle risotto, and truffle regatoni. And, since exuberance is the Miami way, our introduction to Café des Arts required us to try them all. Below we provide a close-up of each truffle-laden morsel (plus some desserts because duh!) for your viewing enjoyment. Bon appetit!
Have you been to Café des Arts? What was your favorite dish? Did you prefer to eat indoors or outside on their beautiful terrace? Which dish below do you want to try most? What other Miami restaurants are your favorite for a decadent dinner? Leave a comment below or send us a tweet @ThankYouMiami!
|Herbs Salad (a refreshing mix of watercress, chive, tarragon, mint, parsley, purple shiso cress, sakura cress, seasoned with a chef's special dressing) because (wo)man cannot live on truffles alone.|
|Truffle Beef Carpaccio|
|Truffle Scrambled Eggs|
|Our favorite selection from the Trolley of Desserts.|