A Sinful Supper at La Gloutonnerie
From filet to foie gras, you can pick your poison at La Gloutonnerie.
September 04, 2012
Gluttony is one of the seven deadly sins, and if La Gloutonnerie has anything to do with it, you’ll be in the confession booth for a while. After six years in Mexico City, owner Marco Cooley has opened a second iteration of his Parisian and Mediterranean eatery in a historic Art Deco building situated within Miami Beach’s restaurant-heavy South of Fifth scene. The outdoor terrace seats up to 50 people, while inside, they’ve created a comfortable mid-century dining room, complemented by a French market that serves fresh Alaskan king crab, Maine lobster, and charcuterie. Executive chef Christian Testa blends nouveau cuisine with what he calls the “rustic comforts” of French home cooking. For example, he combines San Daniele prosciutto with crystallized fig; shrimp carpaccio comes with yellow peaches and thyme; and the filet mignon is accompanied by foie gras and Périgourdine truffle sauce. The fanciful choices can be paired with nearly 300 types of wine, both new world and old, or a wide selection of whiskey, vodka, tequila, rum, and cognac. During Miami Spice restaurant month (August 1 to September 30), La Gloutonnerie offers a curated, three-course prix-fixe dinner for $39, with options such as black cod brandade with yellow polenta and white truffle oil, followed by a roasted organic chicken, and a rich crème brûlée finale—worth every Hail Mary. 81 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-503-3811