Tempt Your Palate at Miami Destination Restaurants

By Michelle Payer

If the surest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, we have some guaranteed love potions. Acqualina’s newest destination restaurant, Ke-uH, has local gourmands atwitter with its approach to Japanese cuisine. Reports that the sushi is some of the best in South Florida are likely because the chef spent 15 years at famed Nobu, but what’s surprising are the tender baby back ribs and flavorful wagyu beef sliders. Some say they might be habit-forming.

Il Mulino’s Greenwich Village flagship may have history, but it doesn’t have al fresco Romeo & Juliet balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Only three of these unique settings exist at the famed restaurant’s Acqualina outpost, spaced apart on its oceanfront terrace and practically Shakespearean in their romanticism. Il Mulino’s authentic Italian menu is deeply satisfying, with its rich pappardelle and creamy lobster risotto only surpassed by its thoughtful service. The iconic Italian restaurant rolls out the red carpet with a four-course menu that includes those menu favorites, along with heartier fare that provides for filet mignon in Barolo sauce and Vitello al Marsala, and on special holiday occasions there is a strolling violinist to enhance the ultra-romantic evening. La Dolce Vita indeed.