As we count down to New Times' Best of Miami 2011 in June, Short Order will serve up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305 in random order. If you have any nominations of your own, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. After the jump, find our other choices.
35. Crab Cake at La Bottega by Carmen Trigueros
Tucked away inside Calamari Restaurant's compound, La Bottega is a hidden gem of a bistro, serving tapas in a market setting.
The crab cake is more refined than the traditional Maryland variety so don't expect a heavy hockey puck on your plate. Instead, relish in a creamy circle of rich, sweet crab, served with a green onion salad, fresh field greens and house-made remolude. Not your average clam shack offering, this dish elevates the crab cake into a bit of crustacean heaven on a plate.
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