Kiss Kiss, Bye Bye Miami Spice: Going Out with a Flash at Sra. Martinez

Stick a fork in me: a preparation of calamari that recalls, even may upstage, a lemony baby octopus dish once savored in the Portofino harbor.
Stick a fork in me: a preparation of calamari that recalls, even may upstage, a lemony baby octopus dish once savored in the Portofino harbor.
Jackie Sayet

Welcome to October, y'all.  New fall menu items are rolling out today at Michelle Bernstein's South Florida restaurants.  Suckers that we are for nostalgia, it was time to relish some last bites of summer at Sra. Martinez last night, including the curtain call for her Miami Spice menu.  

Favorites included the Korean-style veal pinchos; calamari a la plancha with black rice and a pow from Peruvian mayonnaise; the smokey kick from lime-dazzled Homstead corn (choclo con chiles); and the one and only late summer vegetable salad with the crunchy creaminess of its barely blanched (some raw, some roasted) vegetables, including radish, snap peas, and fennel wading in a pool of perfectly pink, traditional 'red' gazpacho.

Here's the send-off in pictures...

If you're gonna go, go with a smile.
If you're gonna go, go with a smile.
Jackie Sayet
I love Brussels sprouts. They're nice and crunchy here, like black and blue, veggie-style.
I love Brussels sprouts. They're nice and crunchy here, like black and blue, veggie-style.
Jackie Sayet

Point, counterpoint: Depth of flavor from tender, churrasco-marinated veal skewer likes sweet, tang, and crunch of green apple slaw.
Point, counterpoint: Depth of flavor from tender, churrasco-marinated veal skewer likes sweet, tang, and crunch of green apple slaw.
Jackie Sayet
Punchy, cheesy Bulgur wheat "risotto" is the star in the catch of the day dish, today Scottish salmon that was just slightly over-cooked, with fresh peas and tendrils.
Punchy, cheesy Bulgur wheat "risotto" is the star in the catch of the day dish, today Scottish salmon that was just slightly over-cooked, with fresh peas and tendrils.
Jackie Sayet


Sra. Martinez


4000 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami (Design District)
(305) 573-5474




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