Hello Foodie Friends,
In honor of Madison's 1 year anniversary, I was invited to experience some of their newest creations executed under the direction of their new renowned Executive Chef Alex Polimenakos, who has been featured as the personal chef for the Kardashian family on the hit E! series, Kim & Kourtney Take Miami.
Now you may recall, I had reviewed Madison's back in September when I went there with Shaina. Here's that review.
Although there's a new Chef in town with some exciting new additions to the menu, when one sets out to dine at Madison's, the one thing that they can count on is excellent food and service- that much has not changed! Guests can indulge in a flavorful array of freshly-made appetizers, salads, meat & seafood specialties. Some of the new stand out appetizers include the seasoned and fire-grilled Mediterranean Eggplant, topped with beefsteak tomatoes, baby arugula tossed in a vinaigrette dressing with almond-crusted goat cheese and drizzled with evoo & balsamic glaze; and the Mediterranean Octopus served with grape tomatoes, capers, castelvetrano olives, fresh herbs and a touch of lemon olive oil oregano drizzle. (Pictured below)
The octopus was perfectly cooked with a nice char, although a little on the salty side for me from the capers and olives. But leave it to Manager Charlie for selecting such an awesome Chardonnay pairing to counter act the saltiness of this dish.
|Blackened & Seared Tuna|
Our second dish, although it was not a new menu item, is a favorite amongst Madison's regulars and with good reason. This blackened & seared tuna went so well with the Riesling that was selected to pair with it.
Madison's main course offerings include several new meal salad additions: Beet Carpaccio Salad topped with fennel and baby arugula salad tossed in a light vinaigrette dressing with sesame crusted goats cheese and hand-filleted orange segments; Manhattan Salad which features Madison's mix of greens tossed in homemade ginger-lime dressing and herbed quinoa topped with mango chutney with the option to add salmon or seared tuna; Madison's Chopped Salad which features Madison's mix of greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and chicken topped with blue cheese crumbles, boiled egg, garbanzo beans, avocado and cranberries tossed in a red wine and olive oil dressing. We shared the Beet Salad & the Chopped Salad and Charlie had paired a nice Rose with these dishes. The rose paired especially well I thought with the goat cheese, beet and orange.
|Beet Carpaccio Salad|
New “From the Grill” entrees include the succulent Steak & Cake combination dish featuring 8 ounce center cut filet mignon and a 4 ounce jumbo lump Maryland crab cake accompanied by Manhattan Salad; Mahi Mahi served atop a marinara and vegetable confit consisting of zucchini, eggplant, peppers, onions, carrots, celery, fresh herbs and garnished with micro greens; blackened and seared Tuna Steak served with stir-fry vegetables, fried rice noodles and finished with a sweet ginger soy glaze and micro-greens; the Lobster Roll filled with lobster meat and served on a brioche baguette with sweet potato fries; and a juicy 7 to 8 ounce Lobster Tail poached with butter and herbs and served with saffron orzo, roasted baby fennel and a fennel frond cream reduction. The Lobster Tail is also available a la carte in addition to any main course, along with new side dish options including of sweet potato fries and rice pilaf.
Additionally, daily specials include variations of Chilean Sea Bass, Grouper, Bronzino, Dover Sole, Whole Lobster, Veal Chop, Cowboy Steak, Lamb Osso-buco and more.
|Manager Charlie, who also happens to be a Sommelier bringing us our next pairings|
|Roast Prime Rib|
|Chilean Sea Bass|
|Key lime Pie|
|Our server Manushka bringing us our dessert wine pairing|
Special promotions offered at Madison's include Wine Down on Tuesdays featuring half priced bottles and glasses of select wine. Available at the bar only is Happy Hour every day from 4-7 pm and Ladies Night on Thursdays from 7 pm to close, featuring $3 drinks, amazing music and giveaways.
Well, there you have it! Madison's should definitely be on your radar if you haven't yet been and calling you back if you haven't been there recently.
Madison's is located at 2006 Executive Center Circle, just off Glades Road and next to Jared's Jewelers. For more info on Madison's, please visit their website.
C.F.O. (Chief Foodie Officer)
Denise's Foodie Events & Savor Our City™
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