Tucked into a narrow space on the wedding-salon-stuffed Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, the 14-seat Uvaggio serves unforgettable meals that rotate so often you could return every week. A dish you might expect to eat here includes luscious pieces of rabbit cooked sous vide and doused in a red wine reduction that overshadows any lingering hint of gaminess. The hare's light flavor is the perfect foil for sofrito-infused black rice studded with tender, slightly spicy disks of chorizo. Crisp fried artichoke hearts aren't at all greasy. Sprinkled with a bit of lemon juice, the dish is unique and memorable. Also impressive are a dozen translucent slivers of locally caught wahoo sliced with nigiri-like precision and topped with a refreshing mix of finely diced cucumbers, apricots plumped in red wine, and pickled ginger. Spots of a tart lychee-passionfruit purée help accentuate the fish's natural sweetness, and a sprinkle of smoked sea salt delivers a hint of earthiness.
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