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FOOD, WINE & DINE NEW TO THE SCENE: Bistro BE Bistro BE is downtown Miami’s exciting new authentic Belgian restaurant that aims to enchant Miami palates with an expansive menu of Belgian delights and an extensive beer list featuring 70 varieties available by the bottle and eight options on tap. The menu at Bistro BE offers a diverse selection of traditional Belgian dishes including mussels, frites and waffles, both savory and sweet, as well as modern takes on some of the country’s classics. Executive Chef: Frederik Appelt Menu Suggestions: Mac’N Belgian Cheese made with Chimay Trappist cheese. LeuvensStoofvleesmet frit en mayonnaise: Hometown beef stew with Stella Artois, gingerbread served with an endive salad and frites. Bistro BE is located at the base of the Axis building (north entrance) at 1111 SW 1st Ave., Miami. Call 305.375.0975 or visit bistrobe.com. Il Sole at the Villa By Barton G The critically acclaimed II Sole is located at The Villa By Barton G., a boutique luxury hotel, restaurant and event space in the former Versace Mansion. With its pebble mosaic walls and storied history, Il Sole is an exquisite 30-seat Mediterranean restaurant where Executive Chef Scott Linquist and Executive Pastry Chef Luis Vasquez offer guests a refined Italianfocused menu with a Mediterranean influence and impeccable presentation. Executive Chef: Scott Linquistn Menu Suggestions: Lobster, Beets and Burrata Salad with Sicilian pistachio crema, mache, tomato jam and mandarin vinaigrette; Caviar Service with deviled eggs, sweet corn blinis, crème fraiche and pickled vegetables. Il Sole is located at 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. Call 305.576.8003 or visit thevillabybartong.com/ii-sole. Shikany This fully renovated, 4,000-square-foot warehouse departs from Miami’s comfort zone of rustic and simplistic dining and offers a modernist approach. An open-style kitchen gives guests a sneak peek into the action as Chef Shikany and his team sit center stage, creating whimsical dishes with intricate finishes. Shikany’s goal is incite epicureans through remarkable culinary experiences and to cultivate the traditions and environments in which dishes are created while also celebrating an individual’s passion for food. Executive Chef / Owner: Michael Shikany Menu Suggestions: Butter Poached Maine Lobster Mac with mascarpone, taleggio, orzo, coral oil and Parmesan crisp. Soft- Shell Crab Arepa with smoked Gouda, goat cheese, pickled radish rémoulade, red onion relish and sumac. Shikany is located at 251 NW 25th St., Miami. Call 305.573.0690 or visit shikany.com. 44 november/december 2014 southfloridaluxuryguide.com


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