Wednesday, July 4, 2012

De Rodriguez Cuba ♥ ♥


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This was De Rodriguez Cuba at its old location in the Astor Hotel.
I heard they moved to Hilton Bentley on Ocean Drive. Poolside and beachfront location. Ooohhh. 



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Chips and dip



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I sipped on a Cojito while waiting for my first ever Nuevo Latino meal.
My cocktail had coconut rum, lime, mint and fresh coconut. Light and refreshing.



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Snapper & Conch
Estiradito snapper, diced conch, sour orange, red pepper, grape tomato, crispy onions and garlic 



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Pan con Bistec
Short rib skewers, crunchy garlic, onions, toasted bread crumbs 



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(Not So) Crispy Skin Cuban Pork :(
Confit and flash roasted, Cuban mojo, pickled sweet peppers 



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 Of course, I had to order this most interesting canned dish I saw at almost every table



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The waiter opened the can slowly in front of me...



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… And ta-da! My Rabo en Lata!
Boneless oxtail, tomatoes, capers, olives, spicy red wine sauce, roasted cauliflower puree



While the presentation was fun, the food was just okay.

What I enjoyed most was my Cuban dessert.


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It came complete with packaging 



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Smoky Chocolate Cigar
Pistachio, chocolate cake enrobed with semi sweet chocolate mousse served with matchbox candy.
I love anything chocolate and inhaled the whole thing in seconds. 



Guess what I saw on the way back to the hotel...


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A man in Guayaberas and panama hat rolling the real deal



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I picked a vanilla-flavored one and took 3 puffs to complete the Miami experience ;)



De Rodriguez Cuba: 101 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida, USA 33139. Tel +1 (305) 672-6624

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