J and I have been planning a getaway from everything since January.. we were planning on going to Ultra in March but the prices were sky high so we decided to wait a month. So one drunken food coma night…. as J was passing out and I was still on a drunken high…. I bought us tickets to Miami for 3 nights 4 days. Somehow we got booted up to first class. OH YES. First class bitches!
FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY. I’ve been SO excited to go back…. last year I went but wasn’t really able to enjoy much… didn’t leave the resort and had to play solo… but this timeeeeee… my partner in crime were ready to eat drink and RELAX. I think I deserve it considering my car accident, almost breaking my spine, almost slicing off my finger, 2 trips to the ER, etc all in the past 3 weeks.. yes I deserve a break… and J just works really hard and needs to REEELAX :]
On the way to LGA airport I said bye bye to my pale ass ghost legs.
BYE BYE BYE
We finally got to the airport… got REJECTED from the Admirals club cuz even though we’re first class it has to be international or we need a platinum Amex or a Black card uhhh… good thing we got there with only minutes to spare.
Yeah barely there makeup – was too excited and forgot to put much on.
Front Row, First Class Bitches…
And warm nuts <3 You’re gonna love my nuts!!!!
Altho there was a choice pre-flight online for a buffalo salad or beef wrap they only had beef wraps on this trip. Not sure about the presentation but at least it was a pretty healthy/decent “snack” – Some Carrots and Cucumbers to dip [I actually didn’t get any dip but J got some on his] and while the beef wrap was a bit small and soggy it was pretty decently tasty. I also hadn’t eaten anything all day… sooooo…. big factor. I WANT MORE NUTS
And while not the underbaked cookies I remember from previous AA flights…. these were warm and crispy.. and I got it all over myself. Yep. Completely covered in crumbs and chocolate.
Our gorgeous Eden Roc Hotel Resort..
Unfortunately we were like this:
Since as soon as we got in the taxi from the airport it was raining like crazyyyyy…
OH so we get to the front desk and it’s “I’m sorry our standard rooms are fully booked, we have to upgrade you for free to an Ocean View Room in our new with with a Balcony and a Hot Tub.
Ohh shucks. Life sucks :]
Our hot tub <3
So since it was raining out, we decided to hot tub it inside… with some champagne of course. OF COURSE.
And then it was time to get ready to get pretty for dinner and play. I had already, in advance, booked us resos at 1500°.. and than later finding out it’s quite a big big deal.
1500°.. Farm to Table eating with the famous Hell’s Kitchen competitor Paula DiSilva as exec chef.
Everything local. And our waiter was kind enough to tell us where all our food was coming from :]
Add a FRIED DUCK EGG TO MY STEAK? Sold! Obviously I have to get it……
And of course we tried the Black Garlic Truffle Butter for our steak [on the side]
We got a lovely bottle of Rioja and some chamapgne… but I found a bucket of these waters next to us hahaha for other tables
Wine art? This belongs in MOMA or the Guggenheim…
We started off with a half dozen Kumomoto Oysters [hehe J usually leaves it up to me for food while he picks out the wines]
The famous Palmetto Creek Farms Pork Belly Tacos with Homemade Kimchi
These were good but not THAT impressive. The fried wonton shells and the kimchi [totally NOT kimchi] were more chinese food than anything.. like chinese takeout-ish… but the pork belly itself was delicious and melt-in-your-mouth
Grilled Octopus on a Zucchini puree, frisse, roasted tomatoes, sheep’s milk feta and kalamata olives
This was amazing. Me and J were tearing this APART – but I gave him the olives and he gave me the tomatoes. Refreshing and the octopus was sooo tender with just amount of chew. Perfection. SOO tender and the smokiness from the char from the grill. AMAZE BALLS.
And then our “Sides”
Swank Farms Shishito Peppers with just simple Sea Salt and Lime
This was actually a sharing plate but we used it as a side dish. I LOVE Shishito peppers… these were so tasty. We both thought the red ones were gonn be really spicy but they weren’t. They were lighter and sweeter.. a few green ones had some kick to them tho. YUM.
Spicy Grilled Zellwood Florida Corn with Cotija
This was my MUST HAVE side dish. I LOVE Mexican Corn and Cotija. AHHH…reminds me of summer in Chicago. This was DELICIOUS!!!!!! Slight heat to it but only to be cooled down by the light tang of the creamy cheese. YUMMMMM
And the main dish, the star of the show
….. we split a 14oz Florida Grass Fed Wagyu Ribeye…. Medium Rare of course…. with the Black Garlic Truffle Butter on the side. And smudge of… red stuff.. hahaha. I think it’s something sweet and tomato-y.
With a fried duck egg [of course] – this they couldn’t split for us since it’s gooey so they just gave it to us in the middle in a skillet.
Best piece of meat I’ve ever had methinks.
This is one of the most amazing pieces of steak I have ever had. Meat even. Tender, melt in my mouth and the perfect size. J and I were so glad we split the steak so we could still move and play after dinner instead of just dying and food coma-ing out.
I’ve had a LOT of meat in my life and a LOT of steak, a lot of good steaks… especially ribeyes, but this was just perfection.
Afterwards we walked around the resort and headed to the Cabana Beach Club for a drink or two…..
Than to the Lobby Bar we picked up a Mojito and a Margarita, put on the hot tub again and enjoyed our amazing view.
OH Miami how I love you so.