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69. Truffle Artichoke Soup at Villa Mayfair

It's that time of year again when we count down to New Times' Best of

Miami 2012 issue in June. Until then, Short Order will serve up 100 of

our favorite dishes in the 305. If you have any nominations of your own,

please send them to cafe@miaminewtimes.com.

69. Truffle Artichoke Soup at Villa Mayfair
Lesley Elliott


69. Truffle Artichoke Soup at Villa Mayfair

The scent of truffles hits immediately, long skinny black shavings adorn as well as infuse the truffle artichoke soup ($17) at Villa Mayfair. Served with a puffy wild mushroom brioche that has layers of butter and nuggets of shrooms buried within; it's the brioche that really tips the scale on the dish, taking it from delicious to divine (simply because the soup is so damn good that without a piece of something to scape up every last bit, we would have been disappointed).


The base has such a creamy richness and a smooth silky texture, it's hard to believe there's no magic dust in there. This soup catapults the artichoke from average vegetable to thorny thistle superhero. They drizzle a smattering of truffle oil on top, just in case you were not already overloaded on umami, and the portion size is almost too much to consume on your own. It's dense, extremely filling, but also extremely satisfying, both physically and emotionally. It's a fancy version of feel good food.

100 Favorites Dishes

70. Portobello Mushroom Sandwich at the Café at Books & Books
71. Grilled Wings at Shuckers Bar & Grill

72. Turkey and Prosciutto With Fresh Mozzarella at La Sandwicherie

73. Creamy Tahini With Hummus at Broken Shaker

74. Kobe Burger at CG Burgers

75. Brie Mozzarella Sticks at the Local

76. Paleta de Elote at La Michoacana Paleteria

77. Strawberry Fields Roll at I Love Sushi

79. Pork Rillettes at Buena Vista Deli

80. Chicken Fricassee at Le Bouchon Du Grove

81. Bacon & Egg Udon at Gigi

82. Wagyu Gunkan at SushiSamba Dromo

83. Grilled Tiger Prawns at Mare Nostrum

84. The Lokal Burger at Lokal


85. Porchetta Sandwich at Salumeria 104
86. Nitro Ice Cream at Haven Gastro-Lounge
87. Red Burger at Red Restaurant

88. Carnitas Torta at Mercadito's Taqueria

89. Bone Marrow Ropa Vieja at Eating House
90. Mushroom-Crusted Grouper at the River Seafood & Oyster Bar

91. Crispy Pork and Onion Salad at Hiro's Yakko-San

92. Moqueca Brazileira at Pearl Restaurant & Lounge

93. Corvina at Edge Steak and Bar

94. Spiked Frrrozen Hot Chocolate at Serendipity 3

95. Egg Custard Tart With Black Truffles at Philip Ho
96. Soft Pretzels at Mister Collins
97. Serrano Ham Croquettes at Crazy About You


98. The Elena Ruth Sandwich at Sergio's

99. Chow Fun at Chow Down Grill

100. Grilled Artichoke at Peacock Garden Cafe

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