There is always one dessert that I have to get every time I go to Miami. That is the Capuchino. You find it in almost every cuban bakery. I purchased this one at Versailles Restaurant in Miami. It is a cone-shaped cake with a golden brown top, soaked in a sugary syrup that is flavored with cinnamon and citrus. It is sweet. It is fattening. But it is so worth it. I savored each and every bite of this super sweet dessert. It is the one dessert that transports me back in time when I would spend summers with my cousins in Miami. My uncle knew how much I loved them and he would always pick them up for me on his way home from work. How amazing is it when a food can take you back to a memory. Those are always the best bites!
This is my favorite way to taste different beers. It opens your horizons to new flavors and brands. The best part, if you don’t like one, you haven’t spent $6 for a full glass. This flight was from the Yard House in Miami. It has a huge bar with endless taps that run to a keg room that keeps the beer fresh and perfectly refrigerated. This flight was especially tasty and included, Orange Blossom Pilsner, Old Speckled Hen, Lost Coast Apricot Wheat, Hoegaarden White, Leffe Blonde and one of my favorites, Magic Hat #9.
This is one of my favorite places for cuban food in Miami. I usual am not a big fan of tostones because if they are not prepared correctly, they can be dry. These however, were crispy on the outside and moist and delicious on the inside. The black beans and rice were well season and tasty. Like they had been cooking for hours. The bistec empanizado was crispy and delicious. It truly satisfy that flavor of Cuban food that makes me think of my mom’s home cooking.
When in Miami, my favorite breakfast is an empanada and a Cafe con Leche. Recently, we stayed in Coral Gables. Our routine was to wake up, walk to Graziano’s Market on Galliano and eat breakfast sitting outside. I would leisurely sip on my cafe with steaming milk. Empanadas are baked turnovers filled with a variety of things. My favorite was the ham and cheese in a crescent shaped and the ham, cheese and tomato. The one picture is ground beef. Since these empanadas are Argentinean, they were baked, not fried with flaky, golden crust. It was the perfect way to start each morning.