In case your turkey doesn’t turn out, we are putting together a first Restaurant Week and we hope it helps.
A few years ago, my son attended the University of Miami and it gave me the chance to take lots of vacations (he was really scared) and check out a lot of the local restaurant fair.
By far the most impressive restaurant in Miami is Versailles Restaurant. The waiters wear white suit jackets and one of the most famous desserts is the Cronut, a croissant-doughnut pastry invented by New York City pastry chef Dominique Ansel.
First of all, I love donuts and I absolutely love croissants. The outer shell of the Cronut is a hybrid of the two and the middle is filled with creme. What is not to love? The second best meal here? Anything Cuban including the iconic Cuban Sandwich made of ham, cheese, pork, and anything else you want to put in it. The sandwich is all tucked inside the most delicious bread that I’ve ever tasted: Cuban bread. It has a crisp crust and a soft middle. In Tampa, where I lived for 20 years, it is wrapped in Palmetto leaves. You can find it in larger cities across the country. It is heaven.
It’s easy to see why this busy eatery is a hub for Cuban Americans. The restaurant, 3555 SW 8th St., in the heart of the city in Little Havana, is a throwback to a time when people were more social and they wanted to stay and talk after dinner.
It’s known for its mirrors on the walls and a delicious time-honored menu that always has wall to wall people waiting in line. According to the Travel Channel, it’s the place to be.
Versailles is open from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily. For more information call 305-444-0240 or access http://www.versaillesrestaurant.com.