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NEW TO THE SCENE: L’echon Brasserie Hilton Cabana Miami Beach is now home to L’echon Brasserie, the newest restaurant from The Pubbelly Group — the restaurant team behind popular South Beach restaurants Pubbelly and Barceloneta. Focusing on traditional French cuisine with the signature gastronomic Pubbelly style, the menu will incorporate global ingredients and cooking techniques and center around small plates that are meant to be shared. Guests can enjoy the large oceanfront patio or indoor seating incorporating a retro 1950s beach theme with rustic elements. Executive Chef: Jose Mendin Menu Suggestions: Cochon de Lait: suckling pig, summer squash remoulade, and mustard-sherry pork jus; Tomato & Straciatella: mixed heirloom tomatoes, toasted pistachios, strawberries, red wine-pistachio vinaigrette and basil puree. L’echon Brasserie is located at Hilton Cabana Miami Beach at 6261 Collins Ave. Call 786.483.1611 or visit www.pubbellyboys. com/lechon. FOOD, WINE & DINE Earls Kitchen + Bar Some 30 years ago, Leroy Earl Fuller and his son Stanley Earl Fuller had a simple idea: a laidback burger and beer joint. Today, Earls Restaurants Ltd. and the Fuller Group of Restaurants is one of North America’s most successful, family-owned and independent restaurant groups, operating 66 restaurants — 61 in Canada and five in the U.S. Earls Kitchen + Bar is not a franchise and is owned by Leroy Earl Fuller and his four sons. Executive Chef: Luke Verkuylen Menu Suggestions: Los Cabos Chicken Tacos: spiced tomato poached chicken, cheddar and jalapeno jack cheese, avocado corn salsa, cilantro, valentina hot sauce and white corn tortillas; Yam Fries with garlic aioli. Earls Kitchen & Bar is located in Dadeland Mall’s two-story Terrace Dining wing in Kendall. Call 305.667.1786 or visit www.earlsrestaurants.com. Cantina La Veinte Miami’s first true Cantina, Cantina La Veinte is a gastronomic experience where the bar plays a central role. Cantina La Veinte offers 260 tequilas and mezcals, a versatile list of fine wines and creative craft cocktails, plus a hearty menu of traditional Mexican cuisine. Inside, guests will be greeted with a floor-to-ceiling black onyx bar with antiqued mirrors and a pyramid-shaped black and gold chandelier straight out of “The Great Gatsby.” Outside, guests can enjoy the waterfront patio. Executive Chef: Santiago Gomez Menu Suggestions: Dobladitas De Jaiba Suave: crunchy soft shell crab served in flour tortillas with jalapeno sauce; Ostiones Rasurados: Mexican-style raw oysters served with maggi-lime caviar and chopped red onion. Cantina La Veinte is located at 465 Brickell Ave. at Icon Brickell in Miami. Call 786.357.0038 or visit lano20.com.mx. 40 september/october 2014 southfloridaluxuryguide.com


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