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First Taste : La Petite Maison Miami Lunch

If you haven’t been to La Petite Maison Miami, their new executive lunch is the perfect time for you to go experience it for yourself.

Dejeuner D’affaires, a new executive lunch menu, is available at La Petite Maison Miami Monday through Friday from 12 to 2:30p for just $29++ per person.

The menu includes items like Petits Farcis Niçois, veal stuffed Mediterranean vegetables; Saumon Finement Tranché, salmon carpaccio with guacamole; and Ratatouille et Feta, Mediterranean vegetables marinated in olive oil with feta.

For the main course diners can enjoy Gnocchi à la Tomate Fraîche, gnocchi with cherry tomato, garlic and parmesan; Poisson en Croûte de Sel de Guérande, salt baked redfish fillet with artichokes and tomatoes; Coquelet au Citron Confit, roasted baby chicken marinated in lemon.

While the lunch menu doesn’t include dessert, dessert is a must at La Petite Maison. My favorite is the cheesecake. It’s unlike any cheesecake you’ve ever had and is truly not to be missed.

La Petite Maison is located at 1300 Brickell Bay Drive in Brickell.

I recently checked out the new lunch at La Petite Maison and here is some the food I got to try.

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Laid Fresh’s New Menu Items

If you loved Laid Fresh already, then you will love them even more with their new menu items.

If you haven’t been to Laid Fresh, it comes to us from Steven Haigh and Chef Michael Lewis from KYU and is a egg-centric restaurant, but it’s new menu items are far from anything with eggs.

On the menu, you can find new items like a House Smoked Pastrami Sandwich, Roasted Turkey, Grilled Cheese, Deviled Eggs and more.

Laid Fresh is located at 250 NW 24th Street in Wynwood.

I recently checked out the some of the new menu items at Laid Fresh and here is some the food I got to try.

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First Taste : Novikov’s Dim Sum Cart

Novikov’s brunch just got an upgrade.

If you haven’t been to Novikov, Sunday brunch is a perfect time to try this Chinese-Japanese concept.

Novikov has added a Dim Sum cart to the brunch featuring a new line of siu mai dumplings. You can customize your siu mai, which is prepared tableside and garnished with lavish toppings.

New Siu Mai includes: King Crab and Shrimp Siu Mai garnished with caviar; Peking Duck and Foie Gras Siu Mai topped with crispy duck skin and plum sauce; Wagyu and Truffle Siu Mai finished with Chinese chives served with a yuzu truffle sauce.

In addition to the new Dim Sum Cart menu, Novikov has added $23 bottles of Whispering Angel and $40 Louis Roederer Brut Champagne.

The new Dim Sum cart is an add on to their already great $23 per person brunch menu.

Novikov is located at 300 S Biscayne Blvd in Downtown Miami.

I recently checked out the new Dim Sum Cart at Novikov and here is some the food I got to try.

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First Taste : Mama Joon

South Beach has a new Mediterranean restaurant called Mama Joon.

Mama Joon is located at the new Life House Hotel in Collins Park. On the menu, you could find vegetable-centric items and classic Mediterranean dishes with a Miami twist. The menu is inspired from the Lebanese background from Life House CEO, Rami Zeidan. Half of the menu is vegetarian or vegan.

Some of those classic menu items include labneh, chili feta, and tabbouleh served alongside traditional Turkish and Lebanese flatbreads, bazlama, and za’atar-spiced manoushe.

In the morning, Mama Joon will serve tea and coffee at Mama’s Cafe in the hotel lobby and at night, the cafe space will become Mama’s Bar featuring drinks such as low-alcohol spritzers inspired by the Mediterranean coast and containing ingredients such as falernum, kaffir lime, and herb-infused mastika.

Check out the full menu here.

Mama Joon is located at 2216 Park Avenue in Miami Beach inside the Life House Collins Park.

I recently checked out Mama Joon and here is some the food I ate.

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First Taste : Bartaco

Bartaco is officially open in Aventura.

Bartaco is new to the South Florida area, but has been in New York since 2010. Their Aventura location is the first one in South Florida, but third in Florida with locations in Orlando and Tampa.

On the menu, you could find tacos, not tacos, bowls and a full bar. Taco selections include Baja fish, mojo pork carnitas, carne asada, cauliflower, roast duck with tamarind glaze and more. Menu items also include a duck quesadilla, salads, street corn fritters, corn and more.

Bartaco is planning on expanding to Wynwood late next year, but for now you can check them out in Aventura.

Bartaco Aventura is located at 2906 NE 207th Street, Suite 104, Aventura.

I recently checked out the new Bartaco in Aventura and here is some the food I ate.

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First Taste : International Smoke

If you haven’t been to Aventura Mall lately, it’s become a food hot spot. It is officially a destination for everyone who loves food. Joining restaurants like Shake Shack, Tap 42, Poke 305, Genuine Pizza, Pubbelly Sushi and more is the latest edition to Aventura Mall’s new wing, International Smoke.

International Smoke is a collaboration between Ayesha Curry and Chef Michael Mina. The inspiration for International Smoke came from their discovery that the word “Barbecue” has different culinary interpretations internationally.

At International Smoke, they try to re-create that special feeling reminiscent of a backyard barbecue, where you get to experience a variety of different flavors and cultures with family and friends. With locations in San Francisco, San Diego and Houston, International Smoke is a welcome addition to Miami at the Aventura Mall.

On the menu at International Smoke, you could find Smoked St. Louis Cut Pork Ribs, Smoked Burrata, Bone-In Short Rib, Smoked Salmon and more. One thing you will find a lot of at International Smoke is smoke. Not just smoke to add flair to a dish, but smoke to give it that international taste and a special final touch.

I would definitely give International Smoke a try. You and your stomach will be very satisfied with the results.

Check out the full menu here.

I checked it out for myself recently and here are some the dish I ate.