Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Anacapri on Ponce Restaurant - Coral Gables, FL

Always in search of new places to go, I stumbled on Anacapri on Ponce.

The energy I got entering the restaurant was an authentic little Italy experience. Miami Spice is about to come to a close and they are a participant so I decided to partake. Off the Miami Spice menu, I choose the Tuna Tartare to start off my meal. I loved the presentation. For me, the fish wasn't cold, and so it did not taste as good but I liked the combination that was created.

For my entree, I had the Duck Cannolini. It was enough duck, al dente pasta and the right amount of sauce but had a little too much cheese for my preference.

My friend didn't do Miami Spice and instead just ordered a meal off the regular menu which was the Lasagna. Unlike me he loves all the cheese and the sauce so he found it to be very good.
Although he didn't order Miami Spice and didn't deserve to get any dessert, I shared my Cannoli anyways. I shouldn't have because it was very small and I was left wanting more.
My personal preferences aside, the food at Anacapri was very good. The hostess to the server as well as the other staff were very gracious and welcoming and for that I would go back.

Anacapri on Ponce Restaurant
2530 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 443-8388
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

City Hall Restaurant - Edgewater - Miami, FL

After a long week at work, Friday was finally here and I needed happy hour in my life. City Hall happened to be the right choice because they were offering a Miami spice menu and happy hour.

Walking into city hall was a welcoming experience. The hostess there is awesome and makes sure you feel good from the start to the finish of the meal. Since my fiancé was joining me, we both ordered off the Miami spice menu and shared. The first appetizer was the Steak Carpaccio. I am not really a huge fan of steak and I'm scared to eat it rare so this was a huge leap for me. I actually loved it and it made me want to eat steak. Guess raw is the way to go.

The other appetizer was the Shrimp Tempura. In comparison it was blah, well in itself it was blah.

My entrée was the Mediterranean Seafood Pasta. It was a big plate of food and a decent amount of seafood. The sauce was nice; creamy, but not thick and milky.

My fiancé had the 12oz New York Strip. They overcooked it so he had to sent it back, but they gladly obliged and made it how he had requested without issue.

First up for desserts was the Chocolate Crunch Cake. Chocolicious!

Then was City Hall's Famous Chocolate Chip Croissant Bread Pudding which was delish.

While it was not an extraordinary experience, I had a good time and a good meal.
City Hall Restaurant
2004 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137
(305) 764-3130
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