First Bites

La Savina at the Mondrian: Crudos, Chargrilled Meats, and Sangrias (Photos)

A new year brings about new promises disguised as resolutions. Beach and healthy eats are two of them. Well, how about killing two resolutions with one visit over the bridge to La Savina Mediterranean Café & Grill at the Mondrian.

You know this space. It was once Asia de Cuba. (Not so healthy.) Then it was a random and no-name hotel restaurant with Saturday party brunch and DIY bloody mary bar. (Sure you get in the water, but still not that healthy.) And now, well, now it's more rustic, both in terms of décor and menu. Helmed by Morgan's corporate chef Tien Ho (formerly of Momofuko) along with chef de cuisine Gabriel Cruz, La Savina proffers a typical Mediterranean light, clean, and healthy diet combined with breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay.

See also: La Savina Mediterranean Cafe & Grill to Open at Mondrian in January

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Carla Torres found her inner gourmand voice while writing for Miami New Times in 2012. She has also worked with Travel & Leisure and Ocean Drive. She balances passions for wine, sweets, yoga, and kayaking.