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Alba Mar 13, 2012 11:01 PM

Somebody talk to me about great wine lists and tasting menus!!! How about pairings? I'm looking for the best that Miami has to offer. Most nights we will be over in South Beach, however we can travel and will head over to the tennis tournament to see some action as well!!!

Any great ideas?

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    Alba Mar 13, 2012 11:31 PM

    I have made reservations at Escopazzo, Yardbird the Southern Table, & the Tudor House... That is the start of the week... We still need 4 more nights and I would appreciate some comments on these.

    1. The Chowfather Mar 14, 2012 03:36 AM

      With wine being a consideration I would recommend Bourbon Steak, db Bistro Moderne, Michael's Genuine, Azul and Sustain. Other spots that should be on your radar include Michy's, neMesis, Tuyo and The Dutch.

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        jpage Mar 16, 2012 07:31 AM

        Another spot that hasn't been mentioned is Zuma in the Epic. Very impressive and extremely memorable.

        1. Frodnesor Mar 16, 2012 10:06 AM

          Very few places in Miami do set tasting menus these days - but many will likely do so on request esp. if you make arrangements in advance. For what it sounds like you're looking for, I think the best options, including thought as to the wine list, would be Michy's, Azul, Bourbon Steak, DB Bistro Moderne. None of these are in South Beach.

          On South Beach, my first choice might be Sardinia. The Setai also is a likely candidate though I've not been there since a new chef came in. Scarpetta in the Fontainebleau. Hakkasan perhaps. You might also want to look into the Villa by Barton G in the Versace Mansion, though I've not been; same for Casa Tua.

          If you're talking tasting menus and wine pairings, Yardbird is not going to be the atmosphere you're looking for - it's a casual Southern styled place. That's not to say not to go, just go with the right expectations.

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            LargeLife Mar 16, 2012 04:00 PM

            Would definitely go with Frod's recommendations....and if tpigeon were to chime in here I would work with her choices as well.....Both of these individuals know what they're talking about.....Like to think I do too.....Sardinia...Casa Tua....Michy's and Michael's Genuine are all top choices......Joe's is a landmark establishment....and while you can eat stone crabs most anywhere.....they NEVER taste like they do at Joe's.....and the service is always nothing less than excellent.....so they do belong on the list of great, memorable places......

            Ft. Pierce, FL

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            sherriberry Mar 16, 2012 04:55 PM

            We had wonderful tasting menus w/ wine pairings at Scarpetta in the Fontainbleu and 1500 degrees at Eden Roc on vacation this January. Highly recommend both.

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              Frodnesor Mar 16, 2012 11:34 PM

              1500° is another good suggestion, particularly for a place that could put together a tasting menu.

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                porkpa Mar 18, 2012 08:19 AM

                If a great wine list is a priority, then The Forge is a must. It has not only, the best wine list in the area but one of the best in the world. The food is very good as well.

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                  smartie Apr 3, 2012 08:29 PM

                  I was at the Forge tonight, I must say it was amazing. I am too stuffed to go to bed! I had smoked salmon croquettes and the duck with cheese grits. I tasted a friend's coffee steak. The restaurant is gorgeous too, exceptional service.

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              HiHollis Mar 18, 2012 03:03 PM

              Tuyo is one of the new best restaurants in the area. I would highly recommend it. Casa Tua on Miami beach, Zuma is also good (they have a place in London),

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