Still researching. Here's my original post.
I've gotten a little afriad of Chef Allen's because everything I've seen lately says that it's gone downhill.
So, here's my latest plan:
The majority of the group will fly in FLL arriving right before lunch on a Thursday. So, I'm thinking Shirttail Charlie's for lunch that first day then dinner at the hotel.
On Friday we'll drive up to Chima (which will be about a 30 minute drive from Sunny Isles Beach) We'll have rental cars. It'll be a hassle, but not the end of the world. Or alternatively, I could rent a van and driver to do away with the driving hassles. I would go to Texas de Brazil which is closer, but most of us live near one.
Saturday will be Italian night. I'll divide the group up so we can spend more one-on-one time with fewer people and send them to three different restaurants nearby. I'm thinking about
Prezzo (in Aventura, just reviewed in the paper)
Sunday will be our last night there. I've decided to dump Chef Allen's and am thinking about North One 10. Wherever we go this last night, I'm planning to hire a limo, so transportation isn't a big deal.
We will be leaving on Monday late afternoon out of FLL. So I need something interesting for lunch.
What do you think about the current plan? Has anybody actually BEEN to Prezzo? What should I change? I'd love any hellp you can offer.