Boxes from RomanticoAlejandra Bigai

It’s a small elegant boutique on Coral Way.  Free parking around the back of the building makes it easy for addicts to find suitable parking.  Hurry into the boutique and anxiously push open the doors of Romanico and....inhale. Once inside, a whiff of the goodies will have clients surrounded by a chocolate heaven created by Dame d’Escoffier Alejandra Bigai.

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 Salad, Greens & TomatoesThe Sous Chef of Seasons 52 Esteban Scallops and Asparagus

Season’s 52 changes its menu four times a year and here’s the surprise: mostly everything on the menu is less than 475 calories. From the flatbreads and appetizers, to all entrees and even the mini desserts the dishes are low in calories and very yummy.

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 Plate from UriartePorc ChopBowls from Uriarte

On a rainy June morning I went to see a fantastically entertaining film called Chinese Puzzle (Director Cedric Klapisch) at the Coral Gables Art Cinema. A wonderfully executed film with superb graphics and knowledgeable, gifted actors. Outside, I debated.  Stay in the neighborhood and have lunch by myself or go home and have lunch by myself.  A good parking space and plenty of coins left in the meter made the decision easy. I wandered over to Talavera, a couple of blocks north of the Cinema house. 

Read more: Talavera, Cocina Mexicana and Some Formidable Pottery

Chef Pascal Oudin La Tour Eiffel Restaurant Moules Marinieres from Georges Restaurant

There aren’t very many French restaurants in Miami.  Not as many as there were fifteen plus years ago. An Internet search introduced about 25 of them to me.  Sadly I haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying nearlyhalf of them... but there’s always tomorrow.

Read more: Not So Many French Restaurants in Miami