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Experience Taste The Gables 2023 At These Coral Gables Restaurants

This July, Miami locals have the opportunity to taste their way through Coral Gables with the city’s restaurant month! This exciting celebration, titled “Taste The Gables” will immerse food enthusiasts in a month-long extravaganza of culinary excellence and captivating events.


Taste the Gables welcomes both residents and visitors to indulge in an extensive range of delicious experiences at 40 different participating restaurants with specially curated prix fixe menus at set price points. Check out these top 3 South Florida hot spots offering Taste The Gables menus.


KAO Sushi & Grill, the premier Argentine, Peruvian and Japanese fusion restaurant on Miracle Mile, has great options on Taste The Gables menu. The $30 lunch menu is available 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and includes one choice of a starter such as Citrus & Walnut Salad, Pork Buns or Sweet & Spicy Edamame. For the main course, options range from the hearty Pork Ramen with tonkotsu broth to the delectable Summer Sushi Combo, consisting of 12 pieces of sushi crafted by the chef. The menu also includes the enticing KAO Chicken and the flavorful Shrimp Chaufa Rice Wok. To conclude the meal, guests can savor the luscious 4 Leches or indulge in the traditional Argentinian Flan. The $35 menu builds upon the $30 offer, granting diners the choice of a glass of wine or beer to accompany their meal.


The $45 dinner menu is available from 4 p.m. to close and includes a choice of a starter, such as the tantalizing Chorizo Buns, the zesty White Fish Ceviche or the flavorful Tango Sliders. Main course options range from the freshly prepared Poke Bowl to the Grilled Branzino. Alternatively, guests can choose two full sushi rolls from the chef’s selection or the Kao Wok, featuring chicken or beef, vegetables, rice, and KAO sauce. Dessert offerings include 4 Leches and traditional Argentinian Flan. To elevate their experience, guests can participate in the $60 menu, which comes with two glasses of prosecco, beer, or sake or a glass of house white or red wine.




Located inside THesis Hotel, Mamey is inspired by Chef Niven Patel’s travels throughout Asia, French Polynesia and the Caribbean and features locally grown produce, most of which is sourced from his own farm, Rancho Patel in Homestead. This Taste the Gabels, Chef Niven is presenting Lunch ($35) and Dinner ($60) menus to satisfy any guests’ craving that will showcase the exotic flavors and spices commonly found in the islands. The first course boasts a variety of options including the seasonal Spring Farro Salad made with mangos from Rancho Patel, shaved asparagus, arugula, goat cheese feta, snow peas and pomegranate; the indulged White Truffle & Brie Grilled Cheese made with Florida Mango Jam and Sullivan Street Bread; and the Local Daily Catch Ceviche, presented with Coconut Leche de Tigre, red onion, avocado, Cachucha Peppers, and fresh cilantro. The lineup for entrees feature the Glazed Lamb Ribs, with local honey, chives and pickled local fruit; Lemongrass Glazed Grouper with bok choy, heirloom carrots, bamboo rice and Thai curry; and Farm Vegetable Pad Thai with Tamarind, peanuts and Thai basil sprouts. For the full Taste the Gables experience, guests can indulge in the dessert menu that highlights the Jamaican Rum Cake, with a sweet toffee sauce and creamy vanilla bean ice cream.


Mamey’s Taste the Gables Dinner menu features a few different appetizers and entrees including appetizers like the Conch Fritters, with a fresh cilantro aioli and habanero for a slight kick; the entrees include the Mishima Ranch Currasco, accompanied by yucca, rainbow chard red pepper chimichurri; and the Ghee Roasted Plantains with Tamarind Chutney, Chatt Yogurt, Zima Tomato, Cilantro Chutney and Crispy Chickpeas.




Miami New Times Best New Restaurant, Orno at THesis Hotel in Coral Gables, will be showcasing its first Brunch and Lunch ($35) menu and Dinner ($60) menu for the annual Taste of the Gables. Orno is a modern restaurant with an open-kitchen concept, helmed by 5x James Beard Nominee and Food & Wine’s Best New Chef of 2020, Chef Niven Patel. The restaurant offers guests a true, farm-to-table experience using locally sourced ingredients from Chef Patel's very own farm, Rancho Patel and consists of New American cuisine featuring the finest selection of meats and seafood. For brunch and lunch, guests can indulge in a three course menu with a selection of Chilaquiles with salsa verde, queso fresco, avocado and a farm egg; Shakshuka served with a farm egg, castelvetrano olives, goat milk feta, sourdough; and Green Chickpea Hummus with pickled beets, za'atar pita for the first course. The second course includes sweet and savory options like the French Omelette made with goat cheese, roasted garlic and fine herbs; Ricotta Pancakes served with fresh strawberries and Vermont syrup; and Bacon Potato Pave with gruyere and sourdough. To finish off the meal, brunch lovers can indulge in a dessert course with options like the S’mores with dark chocolate, marshmallow and mezcal and Banana Bread with chocolate sunflower butter.


The dinner menu is equally as indulgent. The first course selection gives guests the choice of the Snapper Crudo, with cucumber aguachile, farm mango relish and cilantro; a Roasted Eggplant Crostini with harissa, basil and crème fraiche; or the Pork Confit with pickled peaches, Thai basil and cornbread. Guests also have an option to add on the Hudson Valley Foie Gras ($29+), a melt in your mouth addition served with Rancho Patel mango, cardamom and sourdough. The second course lineup consists of a selection of Braised Short Rib, with peperonata served alongside a bed of cilantro rice and jus; the Grilled Skill Island Prawns, accompanied by a Thai mango salad, cilantro and chipotle glaze; or the Summer Corn Risotto, with charred corn from the wood-fired oven topped with black truffle and parsley gremolata. Taste of the Gables diners with a sweet tooth can choose from Orno’s dessert options such as the Semifreddo with buttermilk, mango and tajin or the S’mores with dark chocolate, marshmallow and mezcal.



Other participating restaurants include The Lion & The Rambler, Vinya Table, Fiola, Portosole and Noma Beach at Red Fish. For a full list of participating restaurants and more information visit coralgables.com/tastethegables.


By ML Staff. Images courtesy of each featured restaurant on this article


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