Gables Bites: 5 Dishes To Try During Coral Gables Restaurant Week


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By Patricia Guarch Wise of MIAMI NICE

Taste of the Gables is just days away, two days away, on June 5th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Westin Colonnade – to be exact. Taste of the Gables is the big event that kicks off the much-anticipated 7th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week.

As a regular Gables diner, I sometimes feel like I’ve tasted everything in The Gables. Then, I snap out of it and remember there’s no way I’ve even put a dent in the menus of the many, many offerings at Gables’ restaurants. Still, I harbor a dream of tasting absolutely every dish in Coral Gables. Coral Gables Restaurant Week is the best way to get started.

Here are five dishes I’m looking forward to trying between June 9th and 29th:

The Café at Books & Books
The Café at Books & Books is switching up their menu a few times, but we’re eyeing the  Mahi Mahi Ceviche with a Fennel Seed Crusted Shrimp Linguine. Sounds like the perfect, seafood meal for an afternoon out on the patio with a good book.

Bulla Gastrobar
Morcilla, or blood sausage, and oxtail aren’t everyone’s idea of a favorite meal, but this adventurous eater is looking forward to trying the Morcilla de Burgos and Canelones de Rabo (oxtail, kale, manchego, sherry wine béchamel, Maldon salt) dishes for dinner at Bulla.

Caffe Vialetto
At Caffe Vialetto, just off the main strip of the Downtown Gables area, is a quaint and very, very tasty Italian restaurant where I’m eyeing the Pear Ravioli appetizer with a main course of Rigatoni Lamb Sausage – oh, and a Nutella Panacotta for dessert.

The 36-year-old Christy’s knows a thing or two about how to get people to come back. The secrets? Christy’s Famous Ceasar Salad and a 14 Oz. Strip Steak with a baked potato.

Epicure Gourmet
Epicure Gourmet, a Miami Beach cult favorite, is a new and welcome addition to the Coral Gables Restaurant Week lineup. Go for the Fresh South of the Day with the Grilled Salmon and top it off with some of Chef Michael’s Brownie Bites. Then get some shopping done inside!


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