Monte Carlo: A Recipe for Stress Relief.
I valeted my car and checked in at the concierge desk around 3PM. Since I hate to try to park in Miami, I decided for the rest of the weekend, I was not going to use my car. Instead, I would explore everything within walking distance. It was less than five minutes to walk to the grocery store , so before I picked up the supplies needed for the ceviche, I decided to see what else was around to add to my charcuterie board. I found a perfect place just seven blocks from the property – Mimmo’s Italian Market, Cafe and Cheese Factory. Look at this wall of Italian products!
After sampling the many cheeses made in-house (the truffle oil Burrata is the bomb!), I made a few purchases, such as a delicious roasted eggplant marinated in olive oil. We decided after walking for a bit, we needed a juice. Luckily, in Miami Beach there are at least six different places within walking distance to get one. We settled on La Sandwicherie, a french based sandwich shop that also serves juices. I got the Carrot Ginger Splash and continued over to the North Beach Bandshell, where they were getting ready for a gospel concert. That wasn’t exactly my style, but there are so many other events going on there that I made a mental note to come back to enjoy this outdoor venue.
First, you start with these ingredients:
Cilantro (1 Bunch)
Red or Orange Bell Pepper (1)
Red Onion (1 small or ½ large)
Shrimp (peeled and deveined) and a whitefish. ( I usually get Corvina, but if that’s not available, Cod works as well)
Mimmo’s Mozzarella Italian Cafe: http://www.mimmosmozzarellaitaliancafe.com/