By The Bay

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If we need a good reason to take a expostulate to Miami, Amara during Paraiso is it. Located in a smart Edgewater area only north of downtown Miami, a newest griddle by James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz takes full advantage of a pleasing environment on Biscayne Bay.

Drinks during a bar are magical, served with a break of crunchy grilled fava beans. Have a Calm Before a Coconut, done with Diplomatico Planas rum, Velvet Falernum, coconut crème, coconut water, pineapple lime, salt and nutmeg, or La Fresa, with strawberry-infused Plantation 3 Stars rum, ginger and lime. Then try a Nikkei Sour, with Macchu Pisco, Suntory Toki Japanese whisky, citrus blend, ginger-turmeric honey, aqua fava and orange chuncho bitters.

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That should set we adult for brunch or cooking Miami-style, with cuisine that brings together confidant Latin American flavors, coastal mixture and South Florida’s different food culture.

Start with Empanadas, done with brief rib, olive, raisin and chimichurri, baked in a lard crust. Or try a corn and leek version, with roasted poblano, mozzarella and smoked paprika aioli in a boiled yuca crust. The Yuca Cheese Puffs are a treat, too, and a Ceviche is served with a twist: grilled honeyed potato, avocado, crispy corn and smoked oil. There’s also a far-reaching accumulation of tender bar favorites and juicy House Made Chorizos.

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For those who adore a hazed aroma and season of wood-grilled seafood, beef and vegetables, select from Amara’s griddle menu – and make certain to representation a full list of salsas to accompany your choices. The Whole Yellowtail Snapper is a seafood purist’s dream. If you’re sharing, try a Seafood Parrillada, with cobia, octopus, hulk prawns and citrus tamarind scallops, or a Meat Parrillada, with grilled dress steak, brief rib, chorizo, chorizo verde and sweetbreads. The Grilled Escarole, with idiazabal cheese, chilies and lemon, is an well-developed side, along with Charred Snap Peas, done with ancho chili, hazelnuts and almonds.

Do not skip dessert during Amara. The Dulce Flan, with dulce de leche and crema, rocks, generally when you’re also pity a Cashew Chocolate Torte, with passion fruit and smoked maldon salt.

Our compliments to Chef Schwartz for nonetheless another enchanting Miami meal. O

Amara is located during 3101 N.E. Seventh Ave., Miami. For some-more information, call 305-702-5528 or revisit


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