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BernieMSY | | Jan 26, 2008 09:37 AM

I ate at Michy's last week as part of a group of seven. We have been fan's of Michele Bernstein's cooking since we stumbled upon her at Azul a few years ago. We travel to Miami annually to play golf and dine out. We always look forward to sampling Michelle's newest dishes and she has yet to disappoint us.
Full disclosure out of the way, I would like to report that we had another wonderful meal at Michy's. For those who are not familiar with it, Michy's setting is in Little Haiti, an unprepossessing part of town, in a small one story building. The interior is bright, mostly white slightly kitschy and informal. The staff is uniformly pleasant and professional. The crowd is hip, yet not so cool as to be annoying. In other words, it's not South Beach (in the most positive way imaginable).
We had the tasting menu and purposely chose not to see a menu. What followed was a terrific stream of dishes, moving through salads(a wonderful Beet and Pear combo) and cold appetizers (raw Kumamoto oysters topped with Tuna Tartare and Caviar, among others) to a middle course that included Seared Foie Gras atop Cornbread, Fettucine in a Cream Sauce with Peas topped with Crisped Prosciutto (one member of our group said he could eat this particular dish all night long and would be happy), and wonderful Gnocchi with Duck Sausage. The mains were excellent as well, particularly a terrific cut of steak. The range of flavors was excellent and we all finished dazzled and sated.
The wine list is interesting and varied, with a number of well priced selection. At one point,they ran out of a Gruner Veltliner that we were enjoying, and the substituted a better bottle at the lower price. That is indicative of the little ways in which we were made to feel at home.
All in, the bill came to just over $100 per person before tax and tip. We ate for three hours, sampled many dishes and drank a great deal of fine wine. We all felt that we got great value. For those looking for a less expensive approach, I'm certain that the main menu offers plenty of good options.
We'll be back next year.