Temaris If you’re on the hunt for something new and eclectic, look no further than Temaris. Founder Alexander Perroni opened his new restaurant’s doors in Brickell a few months ago, introducing a unique and exciting concept to the area. The restaurant gets its name from the spot’s modern take on sushi. A temari consists of a bite-sized rice ball, layered with protein and add-ons for a significant, full flavor. Open for lunch and dinner, Temaris patrons order at the counter from a selection of upscale à la carte fare like ceviche, tataki, tartare, and of course, the delectable sushi fusion mains. Perroni, inspired by Japanese cuisine, sought out the temaris technique with a desire to deliver something more than the traditional oversized sushi rolls. His recipes call upon Peruvian influences, with 17 sauces to choose from in an array of different flavors that take a Japanese tradition and serve it up with a Latin twist. Topping off the concept with an extensive selection of Japanese beers and unfiltered Sakes, Temaris is truly a unique new gem in the Brickell neighborhood. 305.836.2747; 1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami, FL 33130 Cheers! Westbourne Punch 1.75 oz. Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin .75 oz. St. Germaine .75 oz. pink grapefruit juice .25 oz. lemon juice Top with soda Method: Shake first four ingredients with ice, strain into ice-filled hi-ball glass and top with soda. Garnish with grapefruit slice and mint sprig. Carpe Día 2 parts Milagro Añejo Tequila 3/4 part Milagro Agave Nectar 1 part fresh lime juice 5 blackberries 2 sage leaves 3 dashes barrel-aged bitters Method: Muddle fruit and herbs; add all other ingredients. Shake with ice and strain into rocks glass with ice. Garnish with taragon mint sprig. Bartarita 2 parts Bartenura Moscato Lime and orange wedge 1 part tequila Method: Muddle lime and orange wedge. Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and serve. Salted rim is optional. The Most Buzz-worthy Desserts in South Florida It can be difficult to bring a new “buzz” to a longstanding trend, but that’s exactly what Veronica Hurtado has accomplished with her premiere dessert catering service, Sweet & Tipsy. With a selection composed solely of alcoholic cupcakes, Sweet & Tipsy delivers well over a dozen little treats that all pack a big punch. Inspired one afternoon by a beachside strawberry daiquiri, Hurtado sough to perfect recipes laced with everything from stout ales (The Nutty Guinness) to top shelf bubblies (Champagne Kisses) to sweet liqueurs (Ciao Bello). Now, Hurtado delivers her “Cupcakes with a Kick!” all around the South Florida area, even offering vegan and/ or gluten free variations of her tasty recipes. To find out more about individual orders or her dessert catering services, visit www. sweetandtipsy.com.
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