It's been a while since (my last confession...lol) my last visit to South Beach, even though I am a native South Floridian from Miami. This time, it took having family in from Michigan and trying to come up with something fun to do with them that prompted this most recent excursion.
Since I had such a great time on my friend Grace's Wynwood tour only a couple months back, I thought this tour would be perfect to take my mother and sister in law on.
We met at the designated meeting spot just before noon and were greeted by Mierca, our tour guide. Our first of 7 stops was Bolivar, with a Peruvian-Colombian inspired menu, where we were served a glass of Colombian beer mixed with Colombian soda. The hue of this drink was a beautiful shade of rose, and given the vessel it was served in, they had us thinking we were being served a glass of wine. This combination of beer and soda was so unique and quite refreshing and paired perfectly with the ceviche and papa rellenas.
fish ceviche, marinated in lime and passion fruit juice
Papas rellenas is a traditional Peruvian dish, which literally translates to stuffed potatoes
|Dolce de leche Churro from Manolo|
|Headquartered in Miami, Burger King launched their first location with a bar right here on South Beach.|
Moving right along, our next stop was at Polo Norte (North Pole) where we were treated to a vaca frita slider with chimichurri sauce and homemade plantain chips (mariquitas) with a mustard mojo sauce. Delicioso!
At Block's Pizza Deli, we were presented with a nicely packaged pocket of spinach, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, feta and pesto.
A tasty savory treat was in store for us at Charlotte's Bakery; a Venezuelan empanada filled with shredded chicken, onion and tomato.
And our final stop was at Mani Geleteria on Espanola Way, a charming tree-lined pedestrian street. We each got to pick a couple scoops; I selected the hazelnut and pistachio. They were amazing!
All in all, we had a great day, learned a lot, ate a lot, walked a lot and met some new friends. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get a taste of this city from a true local's perspective.
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Until we eat again...
I send you delicious wishes, xo
C.F.O. (Chief Foodie Officer)
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