Although I won’t reveal my true age, I’ll admit that I’m on the older side of the “Millennial” group, and one of our characteristics is that we all, and I mean ALL, have A.D.D. Being a food blogger, sometimes I feel like I have seen and eaten it all. So when you get the chance to sample something new and different, like Peruvian-Japanese fusion, you take it. And that is exactly what SuViche has to offer. They have locations all throughout Miami, but for those a little bit more north who don’t want to sit in that traffic that forces you to prepare the way you would for the Apocalypse, don’t fret – Las Olas is waiting for you with the same inspired dishes and drinks. That’s where I got to sample cocktails and food items from their new menu, and read on, because you’ll be putting the address in your GPS before you even finish reading.
We were immediately treated to one of their new cocktails, the Jasmine Vine, a mix of vodka, jasmine, yuzu and agave. It’s a perfect start to the night because it’s extremely refreshing, with a kick. Which, coincidentally, is typically how I get rated on dating sites. ‘Nuff said.
There’s something about soup that just makes you feel at home. And while it may not be the first thing you choose to order on a night out, when you have the opportunity to eat a soup that is extra special, you can’t pass up that warm feeling that makes you feel extra happy inside. SuViche’s Chupe de Cameron soup will make you feel happier than puppies, rainbows, and finding a pair of trendy heels that don’t make you hobble like a baby deer walking for the first time. It’s a combination of shrimp, fish, rice and potatoes mixed in with an aji amarillo sauce, and I guarantee you’ll be slurping it up before you even remember your table manners.
And why not stop the liquid diet there? Order another cocktail from their impressive menu – The El Santo is a great choice as long as you’re not 2013 Jilly and can handle your tequila (story to come later). It’s mixed with made with Mezcal, pineapple, raspberry and habanero, and is the perfect balance between sweet and smoky.
Now here’s where the sushi lovers need to shut your doors, turn the lights off, and light some candles – because it’s about to get X-rated. The Camote Roll is made up of torched sweet potato, fresh tuna, cucumber, and SuViche sauce, and it is so good, you’ll be singing Madonna “Like A Virgin” – it’s like you’ve been touched by sushi for the very first time. Think that’s good?? Keep reading on….
Get ready for the next drink because it’s got FLAIR! The Prenup is just as it’s name describes – you may want to resist but in the end, you know it’s good for you, otherwise you could go up in flames. The drink is torched table side with a flame that ends up immersed within the drink. After the impressive presentation, you will be treated to the flavors of coconut macerado pisco, mango, cilantro and OP Rum, all topped with a lime peel. This was my personal favorite of the night, because the balance of flavors was spot on. I can only hope my future divorce proceedings will go as well. If not, I’m heading straight to SuViche to drown my sorrows in 1…2… hell, make it 6 of these.
Know that feeling of watching a series on Netflix, and you JUST. CAN’T. STOP.?? Yeah. That’s how sushi is at SuViche. So I was completely elated to try another roll. The Butcher’s Roll features juicy steak with a touch of garlic cream cheese and topped off with SuViche’s famous lomo sauce. It’s not typical to have a sushi roll with steak, but then again, do you want to be BASIC? If you were someone who is typical, you probably wouldn’t be reading this blog. This sushi is delicious, and is a must for red meat eaters.
Speaking of red meat, I said it at the restaurant and I will say it again: The steak on this dish is one of the BEST pieces of steak I have EVER eaten! I know I’m the french fry connoisseur, but I’m also a very harsh judge of steak, and this was PERFECTION. Proving that size doesn’t matter (except when it comes to bank accounts), although you aren’t getting a full on slab of steak, the meat on top of the Causa Saltado is enough to give you a taste of heaven. Causa, you say? What’s that?? It’s a lime- and aji amarillo-infused mashed potato. Basically, fries who wanted to experiment with new cultures. It’s also topped with red and green onions, tomatoes and the lomo sauce. And if you are one of those people who I’ll never understand who doesn’t eat red meat, you can also top it with chicken or shrimp instead.
To close out the meal, we ended with the Carajillo, made with reposado tequila, Licor 43, coffee and agave. As I mentioned, I have mega-A.D.D. and I don’t react well with coffee, but I couldn’t pass up a sip – and it was worth it! It was so good that I was tempted to finish it off, but Caffeine Jill is not an attractive Jill – unless you can translate words that come at you 10,000 miles a minute. But for the coffee lovers, this is a sweet end to an extraordinary meal.
The unique dishes don’t stop there. Expand your horizons and try them all – because food adventures are the best adventures!
*** I received complimentary noms in exchange for this post, however, you cannot bribe me with food, so all opinions are my own.