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Alta Mare in SOBE

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tpigeon Feb 20, 2010 11:05 AM

will be open tonight. Not sure if it was already open last night...

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  1. HabaneroJane RE: tpigeon Feb 21, 2010 07:08 AM

    I walked by there last night and it looked closed

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      tpigeon RE: HabaneroJane Feb 21, 2010 09:08 AM

      odd because the sign at the old alta mar place said go 100 feet to the new alta mar restaurant.

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        2top RE: tpigeon Feb 21, 2010 11:36 AM

        It was open and packed they turned people away.

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          HabaneroJane RE: 2top Feb 21, 2010 08:04 PM

          weird, I must have been looking in the wrong place then!

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            tpigeon RE: HabaneroJane Feb 23, 2010 07:45 PM

            I went -- it was very good but pricey and they include tip btw.

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              The Chowfather RE: tpigeon Feb 25, 2010 11:47 AM

              TP, what did you have?

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                tpigeon RE: The Chowfather Feb 25, 2010 04:52 PM

                short ribs
                pork loin
                spaghetti bottarga
                spaghetti crab
                veal pate
                sweetbreads
                cheesecake flan
                semifreddo

                Everything was at least good.

                Sweetbreads were my favorite followed closely by the pate, then the shortribs. Desserts were very good too. I liked the pork loin but would not get that again.

    2. The Chowfather RE: tpigeon Mar 23, 2010 08:36 PM

      Altamare hosted a Cobaya dinner last night and they did not disappoint. Owner Claudio was a great host as usual and was responsible for some perfect wine pairings and generous pours. Chef Stojanovich treated us to five great dishes, a fresh and nicely seasoned sheepshead carpaccio, a perfectly cooked and flavorful triggerfish tempura(one of the best fish dishes I've had in a while), a tender and nicely charred grilled octopus, homemade pappardelle with buff mozz/tomato and very tasty braised short ribs and a Deep Creek lamb heart. Pastry chef Crystal finished the night with a very good chocolate fennel sponge dessert. It was an enjoyable evening and meal. I'm looking forward to going back and working my way through the new menu. The new space looked great.

      http://cobayamiami.blogspot.com/
      http://www.altamarrestaurant.com/

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        dmo305 RE: The Chowfather Mar 25, 2010 01:47 PM

        I'm with you on that fried triggerfish... sooo crunchy.

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          Blind Mind RE: The Chowfather Mar 26, 2010 09:52 AM

          I enjoyed a meal there recently too. Service was awesome. Scallop ceviche and mushroom ravioli were awesome. More here:

          http://blindtastes.blogspot.com/2010/...

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            HabaneroJane RE: Blind Mind Mar 26, 2010 10:34 AM

            Loved it.

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          mikek RE: tpigeon Aug 29, 2010 12:33 PM

          Went back to Altamare last night for the first time since the Cobaya dinner and it was truly delicious. There were some issues with service, but once we spoke to Claudio it was taken care of, though perhaps too late in the meal. Having said that, the food was entirely good enough to warrant repeat trips despite the service problems we had (and from Claudio's hands-on approach, I get the sense that it was an aberration).

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