Inside the Faena Hotel Miami Beach, which opened to the public in early 2016, find Argentine eatery Los Fuegos by Francis Mallmann. The restaurant, draped in red and gold decor, is just as lavish as the $1 billion district itself, which spans five blocks of Collins Avenue beginning at 32nd Street.
A smoky scent surrounds the restaurant, especially on its patio, where large platters of meat are continually shuffled to hungry diners. But one can forgo juicy cuts of strip steak, sweetbreads, and rib eye for plates like branzino or smoked prawns — except during its "Sunday Asado," which features Argentine
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The weekend soiree, which kicks off every Sunday at noon, begins with a chilled mimosa or a bloody mary. There's seating inside and outside, with large red awnings to block the sun and combat the ever-growing humidity.
The meal includes four courses, which begins with a wooden plate piled with empanadas for the table. They're stuffed with hand-cut prime filet mignon and served with a
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Salads and cheese aside, meat lovers can opt for sweetbreads, which are served on a smoking-hot stone plate. There's enough chimichurri to drown each bite.
The third course is by far the heartiest. It includes a choice of meat, ranging from skirt steak, pork, rib eye, and chorizo to something lighter like salmon or chicken. Whatever protein you choose, ask for extra aioli sauce, infused with garlic and olive oil.
The third course is served with a choice of side, including an heirloom tomato salad, crisp polenta, or grilled vegetables. There's a potato salad too, which blends thick cuts of potato with egg, scallions, and olive oil.
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The meal ends with a trio of desserts served for the table to share. The plate includes dulce de leche-filled pancakes, a rich chocolate nemesis cake, and a fresh fruit salad with grapefruit and Campari granita.
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