I just got back from a whirlwind filled weekend getaway in South Beach Miami. We went down for a Bachlorette celebration, for my best friend Karen. We stayed at the lovely Eden Roc, right on the beach and had an amazing time!! Our hotel happened to be next to the famed Fountainbleau Hotel, and lucky for us they have fabulous restaurants in the Fountainbleau one of which was Gotham Steak, owned by Alfred Portale of the famed Gotham Bar and Grill in New York City.
Gotham Steak, Fountainbleau
Let me tell you this place did not disappoint!! You walk into the restaurant and are greeted by a great lounge and extremely friendly staff and then you look over to a gorgeous two story glass enclosed wine tower. We were seated on the lower level with a great big table right in front of the open kitchen. How lucky are we that Miami was offering a pre fix menu for most restaurants during what they were calling Miami Spice, or restaurant month from Aug 1st until Sept 1st**. So for $35 we were able to order one of each of a choice of three appetizers, entrees and desserts.
For the first course I had the Summer Corn and Jumbo Lump Crab Risotto, which was so fresh and delicious that I could have had two servings.
For the entree I ordered the Grilled Prime Hanger Steak, with caramelized onions and Bearnaise Sauce. I enjoyed this very much but Liz ordered the Miso Marinated Black Cod which was to die for I should have ordered that.
For dessert there was a choice of Tiramisu Brownie with Espresso Gelato or Milk Chocolate Candy Bar, with Salted Caramel Sorbet, both were delicious and so worth the extra calories!!!Everything was so great from the atmosphere to the waitstaff, we really enjoyed this meal, even more so that we were able eat at very expensive place for a great deal. **As I finish writing this I just found that out that is has been so popular that they extended Miami Spice until September 30th. Lucky them!!!!!