Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Coral Gable Food Tour. Not only was this a night of delicious food and wine but I was accompanied by amazing bloggers and foodies touring the amazing city of Coral Gables.
20 attendees including myself prepared our feet and our tummies for an evening of new foods and good company.
Our food adventure started off at Angelique Euro Café located at 117 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134. This quant restaurant born in the streets of Europe specializes in comfort food, delicious wines and brews inspired by the versatile taste of France, Italy, Spain and Belgium.
Here we tried the best of the best. We started with the classic Pomme Frites Angelique served with Alioli Trio. Although these look like your regular French fries, these Pomme Frites made with truffle oil and drizzled in Parmesan cheese will change your life.
Next was a refreshing Angelique Pera Mixta. A delicious artisan lettuce house with house-made green-apple balsamic, shaved fennel, candied walnuts, Manchego cheese and red wine poached pear. We washed this salad down with a fruity yet dry Pinot Grigio (Red Wine) from Venezia. I was never fond of fancy salads but I have to say that the red wine poached pear was amazing!
We moved on to the Gruyere Gougeres. This appetizer is a house-made bite size cheese Souffle’ with a raspberry chili jam. What I loved about this appetizer was you get a combination of both sweet and salty taste.
My favorite was the Truffle Potato Gnocchi. I’m mean, who does love anything truffle right!? Roasted garlic mascarpone cream sauce finished with Amaretti crumbs and a bowl of delicious goodness. We enjoyed this dish as we sipped on a Chenin Blanc (White wine) from California.
Our last dish at Angelique Euro Café was the most amazing meatballs I have ever tasted. Angelique Meatballs are made with ground Lamb and Angus Beef, garlic, shallots, herbs and spices, paired with a spicy Sofrito sauce and fresh goat cheese. We enjoyed our last glass of Juanilli (Red Wine) from Spain before we made our way to our next stop.
After this deliciousness, we were off to the next restaurant. We found our way to one of my favorite authentic Italian restaurants; Cibo Wine Bar located at 45 Miracle Mile, Miami, FL 33134. Not only does Cibo have an amazing wine but there menu offers a true taste of Italian cuisine that features both your traditional plates as well and more modern dishes with that special Cibo touch.
While I waited on my glass of Chardonnay to arrive I enjoyed one of my favorite Italian appetizers, a delicious charcuterie board filled with a variety of cheese, salami and prosciutto, olives, grape, tomatoes and more. And of course it wouldn’t be an Italian restaurant if you didn’t get some fresh bread to munch on while you wait.
Our next appetizer was a polenta friend calamari. This tasted slightly different than your normal fried calamari but it was just a delicious and a little lighter on the tummy! Sprinkles with some lemon juice, these octopus tentacles didn’t last a chance!
Then came a plate of cheesy delicious goodness! We devoured a classic Italian style pepperoni pizza! Thin crust, loaded with cheese, I mean who doesn’t love pizza?! Needless to say I’ll let the pizza speak for itself.
After our food tour of Italy, we were off to our last stop! We made our way to the very popular Japanese restaurant Obba Sushi located at 160 Andalusia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134. This Japanese restaurant incorporates a lot of Hispanic style foods into their fish dishes creating an intriguing fusion of sushi options. Our first taste was a Yellowtail Guacamole. This dish included Yellowtail, Masago Avocado, Shizo, Sesame, Sriracha, Mirco greens, Cucumber and Green Yuzu.
This fresh fish guac was so delicious!
While we waited for our next dish, we enjoyed a refreshing Lychee Martini. This is a personal favorite of mine. Lychee trees grow during the summer time here in Miami so we get to enjoy their deliciousness all summer long. The best part of course is eating the liquor infused lychee at the end! Cheers!!!
Following our lychee martinis came a steamed Sea Bass with ginger, scallions, fried garlic and Ponzu sauce. For my fresh fish lovers this dish was delicious. The friend garlic and ponzu sauce really give the fresh fish a nice kick of flavor!
Next we enjoyed and my personal favorite was the Ceviche Roll. Fresh shallots, cilantro, steamed shrimp, Daikon sprouts and white fish on top with Peruvian Ceviche Sauce and Sriracha sauce all packed into a bite size roll for a delicious Peruvian and Japanese fusion. Best way to describe this is if a shrimp tempura roll and ceviche had a baby, this is what it would be. Just amazing!
Finally, we ended the Coral Gables Food Tour on a sweet note and enjoyed a banana tempura with nutella and raspberries. All I have to say is, you had me at Nutella!
This 3-hour tour gives you the best of Coral Gables Food for the best price! From our scenic Coral Gables tour and VIP restaurant treatment, this tour was a perfect evening out.