Thursday, March 8, 2012
Style File: Caviar/Dessert
There's nothing more decadent than caviar and dessert in tonight's Style File. 7's Belkys Nerey takes us to two of the hottest new places to indulge.
WSVN -- It's time to dine like royalty at Miami's newest and only caviar bar The Dome in Coral Gables.
Rachel Dominguez: "I have hand-picked seven of my favorite caviars. There are all different varieties and all different flavors, all different undernotes."
Owner Rachel Dominguez calls herself the sommelier of caviar, and if you think you don't like Caviar or can't afford it she wants to change your mind.
Rachel Dominguez: "A definite way to ease into it is to order one of our small plates."
Anything from yucca croquettas with chive créme sauce and caviar to fresh oysters topped with caviar or a salmon crepe roll.
Rachel Dominguez: "It's a crepe roll filled with salmon and creme fresh, and we like to top it with a little bit of caviar and dill."
Once you're ready for the big fish in the sea you can order a platter of different caviars like this.
Rachel Dominguez: "I always suggest that they start with the Hackelback, it's a very medium to low price range of $40."
Added bonus, the whole restaurant is really green. This huge dome you see is actually made of recycled paper same with all the tables.
If luxury means decadent desserts to you, indulge at the new Serendipity 3 on Lincoln Road.
Chad Ellis: "It originated in 1953 in New York. Here in Miami is our biggest location."
One of their most famous treats which people line up for in New York is the Frozen Hot Chocolate.
Chad Ellis: "It has 16 cocoa powders. involves ice, milk, somewhere between a milkshake and a slushy."
Jennifer Glick-Customer: "It's like the best hot chocolate you've had in your life, but because it's 80 degrees out, it's like a milkshake."
There are gi-normous banana splits sundaes and having a piece of cake here is an event.
Chad Ellis: "We have some from 6 inches to 12 inches they will literally feed four to six people. We have chocolate cake, red velvet cake, carrot cake, cheesecake."
For those who like dessert as a drink, they also offer a cake martini.
Jennifer Glick-Customer: "It has sprinkles and cream one top of vodka, and it was amazing. I was dipping it into the martini and it tasted just like birthday cake."
And if you're still thinking about caviar, Serendipity can make you a caviar sundae but it will cost you-big time.
Chad Ellis: "You eat it with a 24 karat gold spoon. We use vanilla ice cream from Madagascar, plated in gold, also served with paddlefish caviar, chocolate. It's a $1,000 sundae. Most expensive sundae you can buy."
Unless you're buying I'll just stick to the frozen hot chocolate.
Belkys Nerey: "Serendipity has a huge menu of regular food too. And the best part is, we don't have the crazy lines and wait times, as they do in New York."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
1102 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach FL 33139
The Dome Restaurant, Bar & Lounge
271 Miracle Mile Coral Gables, FL 33134