Vix Miami Spice - Excellent!!!
- tarepanda Aug 27, 2007 02:25 PM
One word - excellent!
Well, when we were seated, they did not give us the Spice menu. I thought, oh uh, no good. But when we asked they did bring it to us nicely.
The food was really delicious, the naan bread was really delicious - warm and soft, better than a lot of Indian places I have been to. And they have four varieties of dips.
The three of us ended up all ordered the same appertizer - the ceviche. I wanted the salad but my friends talked me out of it. The grouper ceviche was favorful, the prawn less so. Not bad but honestly I would be upset if I were paying for it at the regular meny price. Then they brought us the amuse bouche. some fruit on a demi spoon with a eye dropper that you are to squeeze into your mouth. Well, they could certainly just drizzle the sauce on the plate but I guess it's the fun factor of squirting something into your mouth.
My friend had the mixed seafood served in a Chinese claypot from the Mediterranean menu. She loved it and the shrimp I tried was excellent indeed. I had the Indian sampler, which costs $39 on the menu. It was wonderful, the sauces all differently flavored and wipe-the-plate good. I lilke the rice too. I don't know if it's the best Indian in Miami, but it's pretty much at the top with Imlee and a few others. The waiter, on hearing that the I like my food spicy, brought extra chili and I was sweating happily. However, I would call it overpriced at $39. With that money, I could go to three buffets and be no less happy.
Both of the desserts are good. It's the first time I see jicama on a dessert plate but it somehow works great with everything else on the plate.
At that point, we noticed that the waiters were bringing some chocolate lollipops to other tables. I figured those are for customers ordering from the regular menu. However, our waiter did bring us ours when he brought the check. And we didn't ask for them. In fact, he encouraged me to take both the milk chocolate one and the dark one. They are basically truffle on a stick. Go for the dark. The milk chocolate one, with the ducle de leche filling, is way too sweet.
Kudos to Vix for offering in the Miami Spice dishes from their regular menu. I don't believe they even make the portion smaller. And to treat us like regular customers and serve us the amuse bouche and extra chocolates! How nice is that!? At $35 it's a steal!! I may even consider going back for a second time, rather than be treated second class and eat farm-raised salmon.