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Costa Med has long been a
favorite for Mediterranean fine
dining on the key, and as it
approaches its 10th year, the buzz
just keeps getting better.
The culinary minds at Costa Med find
inspiration from a wide array of places, as
their innovative takes on both traditional
favorites and new dishes shows. Think Octopus
Carpaccio, Pear & Gorgonzola Ravioli and
Tomato-Spiked Escargot. That, combined with a
sublimely elegant atmosphere and a reputation
for stellar service, has launched the restaurant
to the top of the go-to lists of many locals
and visitors to Key Biscayne. In fact, Costa
Med’s popularity has been growing so much,
they recently decided to expand their hours.
Closing time Sun.-Thurs. has bumped out to 10
p.m., while Fri.-Sat. nights, the fun continues
till 10:30 p.m. They’re also making a change
to their lunch hours, opening at 11:30 a.m.
on weekdays and noon on Saturdays. It’s a
move they hope will make it more convenient
than ever to enjoy fine dining on the island;
We were all kids once, and therefore can clearly remember drenching everything on our plates with
ketchup. While our grown-up tastebuds may demand a slightly more discerning use of condiments,
the right addition can still launch a dish from ordinary to brilliant.
It’s one of the most expensive foods on Earth: white
truffles. But you can get a potent hit of truffle flavor
from this Sabatino Tartufi White Truffle Oil. Drizzle it
on salads or soups or use it to finish pasta dishes; $16.
Don’t let the smell when you open the bottle
fool you: Viet Huong Fish Sauce gives a
mouth-watering savory, salty flavor boost to
more than just Asian dishes. Try adding it to
soups, chowders and salad dressings, $4.
We’ve tried the gamut of hot sauces, but sometimes it’s
the one you already know that does it best: for adding
a warm heat to finished dishes, Frank’s Red Hot can’t
be beat. Use it on shellfish like clams or shrimp; $2.