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Miami Trip Report

pilaf | Apr 16, 2009 10:02 AM

N.O. chowhounds hit Miami over Easter. In addition to the traditional stone crabs sitting outside at Monty's in Coconut Grove, and the new tradition of picking up superb stone crabs at Publix's for munching at the flat, the higlight of the trip was Indomania. Thanks to the recommednations on this board, we had a wonderful meal of divine peanut sauces, grilled shrimp, lamb stuffed filo, and spicy braised beef. Next time, we will skip lunch to have enough room for the rijsttafel.

Also high on our list was Sardinia -- probably the best mozzarella and tomato salad I have ever had, especially accompanied by the flat bread with goat cheese and honey. Other highlights include the oxtail stew and roasted lamb.

Lastly, thanks to this board for the Cuban recommendation -- Las Culebrinas (Coconut Grove). While the beautiful building felt like the artic, and the 80s pop station inspired some haunting memories, the tapas are not to be missed. We only had two -- calamari with spanish sausage (but it also had shrimp and scallops) and garbonzo beans with sausage and Spanish ham. The flavor was amazing, and went nicely with the sangria.

Thanks again for the help.

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