Finally made it to Johnny V's. I figured summer would be a good time to go but the place was packed with tourists. Luckily the bulk of the shorts and sandals crowd sat outside so we were able to enjoy a slightly more mellow atmosphere inside.
Shy, subtle flavors do not run rampant here. Chorizo with mussels, balsamic syrup with mushrooms, even the bread dipping oil was big and bold. The best part was the cheese menu. Around 50-60 cheeses from all parts of the globe are offered in a cheese course of 3, 5 or 7 servings. This is great for those of you who always have a little wine left over from the main course and end up leaving it for the sake of dessert. The cheese comes with grapes, olives and a fig/pear spread. And keeping up with the style of the appetizers and main courses, these accompaniments get a marinating treatment to boost their flavor quotient.
The service was good, even though we were charged for the wrong bottle of wine, and the sommelier was very attentive. It's worth the drive from Dade.