100 Favorite Dishes: Jerk Penne Pasta at Ortanique on the Mile
Jerk penne pasta: sun-dried tomatoes, roasted garlic cloves, shiitake mushrooms, fresh torn basil in a light cream sauce, $12. With boneless strips of chicken, add $4. With Key West shrimp, add $6.
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98. Jerk penne pasta, with chicken or shrimp, at Ortanique on the Mile
Chef Cindy Hutson calls her style of cooking Cuisine of the Sun. She's right. The light fusion of flavors on this plate marry Montego Bay with South Beach and serve it up smack in the heart of Coral Gables.
Click here for our Behind the Line feature on Ortanique and find out what Chef Hutson was doing in the kitchen wearing flip-flops and a sundress with the cheapest cookwear she could buy when the New York Times stopped at Norma's on the Beach for a meal that led to a glowing review.
Click here for Lee Klein's July 2009 Ortanique review that says, "If you haven't yet dined here, you should."
Hungry for more? The dishes in our countdown thus far are linked below:
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