The nearby ocean inspired the new dinner menu at the Fontainebleau's picturesque, two-story Mediterranean meets French Riviera restaurant, La Côte. Situated between the hotel pool and beachfront, the restaurant’s new menu pulls from the very best of land and sea—king crab, foie gras, fresh favas, lobster.
The menu, put together by chef de cuisine Christina Coupet, is also perfect for spring, with starters like a seafood plateau (king crab, prawns, oysters, and more) and a steamed mussel and clam mix with pancetta and spiced citrus broth. Even dreamier is a foie gras appetizer topped with poached pears and carrot foam, or a fresh octopus confit salad with watermelon and citrus dressing. Meanwhile, pasta fans can indulge a fava bean agnolotti with fontina cheese or a tangle of pappardelle and short rib ragu. New mains hail strictly from the sea: butter poached lobster with leeks, pan-fried potatoes (pommes maxim), and beet essence; pan roasted striped bass with artichoke purée and parsley oil; and a grilled whole turbot filet with grilled fennel and oregano vinaigrette.
There are also a few new lunch dishes at La Côte, such as a pepper and jalapeño tuna escabeche and an ample heirloom tomato salad with burrata, arugula, pesto, and balsamic reduction. Coupet didn't sleep on the sweet treats either. Recently debuted desserts include a spiced rum chocolate cannelle and homemade Nutella beignet served with a milk chocolate dipping shake and chocolate marshmallows. 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-4710