Saturday, September 8, 2012

Edge Steak and Bar

With Miami Spice in full effect, I decide to head over to the Four Seasons Hotel in Brickell for dinner. First things first, the hotel is absolutely gorgeous. My favorite part of the hotel is the pool area, where it's easy to find a quiet spot to read a book or enjoy a cocktail and the great view. Being that it was my first visit; the staff was very helpful and professional in pointing me in the right direction. After I got my bearings, I Made my way to the 7th floor and the reason for my visit, Edge, Steak & Bar.

As I made my way in, a few words came to mind- Sophisticated, sexy, modern and upbeat. We were greeted by the hostess who had our RSVP ready and sat us right away. Since we already went over the Miami Spice menu, both my partner and I were ready to order. From the moment our waiter approached the table, I was impressed. Very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, he was also very helpful in pairing our dishes with the right wine.

We each choose a starter. First the, peach & tomato Gazpacho, blue crab, California olive oil & ghost pepper. On a hot summer day, a cool meal is ideal. But this wasn’t for me. It was cool and refreshing but the flavoring was all off. When I think Gazpacho, I think of ingredients used at their peak of perfection. Too me, the tomato was off. Moving on to the Tartare, my friends this was a homerun! Corvina tartare, green apple, celery leaf, cilantro and a delectable yellow pepper sauce. I consider myself very picky when it comes to ordering any type of seafood dish. However, this was fresh with flavors that jump out at you and the green apple goes so perfect with this dish. When it came time for the main course, I decided to stick with the fish while my partner had the chicken. The Snapper was pan seared, charred zucchini salad, mussel vinaigrette & saffron. I wasn’t a big fan of the vinaigrette but the fish was perfect. The smell test is especially important when eating fillets. It should have no pungent aromas, because cooking won’t improve it. Unless you caught the fish yourself, you really have no way of knowing exactly how fresh it is. This fish was fresh and a joy to eat. The chicken was grilled with brioche, olive salsa, watercress & a fennel puree. Very tasty, beautifully presented and well portioned. Dessert is always fun, but cotton candy? Yes, yogurt pannacotta with a passion fruit sorbet, tropical fruits & vanilla meringue with banana flavored cotton candy complements of the chef.

I really enjoyed my dining experience at Edge, Its offers a little bit of everything. It's also a great place to come by for happy hour since they have awesome specials like $1 oysters. A stylish and sexy dining room, an outdoor terrace with a pretty view, nice bar and even a private dining area. From prime steaks, slow smoked ribs, fresh fish, local fresh veggies and the Edge burger, Chef Aaron Brooks brings you only the best.




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2 comments:

  1. Love the Edge. Classy & sexy! Good choice of words.

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