Soup is the last thing that comes to mind when you think of Miami, but since I wasn’t in the mood for an entrée and their appetizers seemed kind of hefty as the trays carried by the waiters passed by, I decided to give the soup menu a go. After goggling “Pasta Fagioli” I decided to give it a try. I must add that I am not a fan of white bean soup or should I say bad white bean soup since the first and last time I tried it was at Bistro Nikko in Atlanta.
But I digress; was rather good. It was well seasoned and even better when you use drop the bread in.
On the other hand, the Ferrari Curano Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc by the glass was incredibly mediocre; to give the wine the benefit of the doubt, it may have gotten stale form being in their fridge for several days.
Now about the ambiance, centered in front of the esteemed Bal Harbor shops. The patio gives you lovely scenery of palm trees and the valet opening doors for kids being driven in Ferraris and beach blondes wielding Hermes Birkin Handbags while sipping champagne, even the restaurant maître d’ wears a Hermes belt.
Carpaccio (Shops of Bal Harbour)
9700 Collins Ave
Bal Harbour, FL 33154