Our food highlight from this past weekend in Miami was dinner at Bazaar, located in the SLS hotel. We’ve been to the Bazaar in Los Angeles and while the Bazaar in Miami has many of the same dishes, there are also Miami specific dishes. As with many of Jose Andres’s restaurants, the restaurant serves small dishes, which our favorite way of eating, since you can try a bunch of dishes.
I started out in the best South Beach tradition with a drink, an Old Cuban, consisting of rum, mint, and lime juice.
More interesting was the food. We started with the Jose Taco, consisting of Iberian ham and Ossetra caviar.
Next came what was probably my favorite dish, Onion Soup with Foie Gras Cappuccino. Words cannot describe how completely scrumptious this dish was. The foie gras was more foam than solid, and the onion soup was flavorful and almost meaty.
We then had Conch Fritters served Cafe Atlantico-style with a liquid center.
A surprisingly excellent vegetarian dish was the Twenty Vegetable Quinoa “Couscous” served with fresh vegetables in tamarind broth.
The next course was Pork Belly Sliders. There is nothing that contains pork belly that would be considered not delicious.
Croquetas de Jamón (Spanish ham bechamel fritters) were next.
Pollo al Ajillo Cubano or slow-cooked chicken thigh with black garlic followed.
Sauteed Shrimp served with garlic, parsley, spicy tomato sauce, lemon, and guindilla peppers were quite spicy and extremely delicious.
The Cubano in honor of Cafe Versailles was delectable, with Iberian ham on the top and a liquid center.
The final “entree” were Baby Japanese Peaches served with fresh burrata, hazelnuts, and arugula.
Dessert was a deconstructed cheesecake served with creme fraiche and salted caramel ice cream.
We also had cookies (a coconut financier, chocolate chip, and chocolate flour de sel).
Service was impeccable and lovely as well. It’s definitely a highly recommend!