Natalie Richard: In Good Taste


Top Places To Eat In Bal Harbour, Florida

step into gourmet paradise

It may sound cliché, but you might think you’ve died and gone to heaven, when you take a bite out of the black truffle pizza from the lunch menuinspired by renowned chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichtenat the state-of-the-art restaurant J&G Grill, in the new St. Regis Hotel. OMG! This being said, you also have to try the avocado (with jalapenos, coriander, and lime) pizza.

Unusual and sooooo amazing! In fact, on this new menu, Jean-Georges included the favourites from all his restaurants, and some new dishes, like this incredible hearts of palm salad.

I also loved the lobster salad, and, if I could, I would have eaten the entire dessert menu, created by Antonio Bachournamed as 'Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America,' in 2011. You absolutely have to try the Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sundae, with peanuts, popcorn, and chocolate sauce. Just divine!

This being saidand I am sure that you are salivating as much as I am right nowit doesn't take anything away form the great landmark restaurants in Bal Harbour Shops. You also HAVE to go to Carpaccio and the new Makoto, featuring Asian cuisine with a twist. One of my favourite chefs, Toronto’s great Susur Lee, was actually having dinner there with his family on the night that I visited, and he praised the talents of Chef Makoto Okuwa. I totally agree with his taste, once more!