SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill

All photography appearing in this post taken by Holli Lapes
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The date is Thursday, December 19th 2013 and it is seriously a beautiful sight, in Miami’s Midtown District. Not only because of the unique decor at SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill, but because it was a gorgeous day in SoFla.

The view looking up while seated on the front patio:
Sugarcane Decor

I had been to http://sugarcanerawbargrill.com/ before but never for a meal, only to drink. This time, I am here to eat! (ok, and drink, again, because after all- it was a celebratory outing… and because they have awesome cocktails)

sugarcane December menu

#shadowporn

My favorite dish was the Octopus Salad featuring ginger dressing!

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Something about this combination just did it for me.
The sesame seeds, greens, citrus – such a fresh combination.
For the past year or so, I’ve kind of been on an octopus kick.
I think in part because it is something I dont prepare at home, so I tend to order it when I dine out.

Ok so Ive never really been into brussels sprouts, but they are starting to earn a place on my palate. Especially these soy sauce ridden babies at Sugar Cane:

Brussels at Sugarcane

I had never tried oysters before! So what better time to start then at a raw bar? Besides, my friend Marta insisted.

oysters sugarcane

Sage Says: eh.
Its kind of ironic that the photo I took of the oysters mainly features the sauces, because that is all that I tasted. The oysters had a weird texture and didn’t seem to taste like much of anything. Ill stick with mussels, at least those take on the flavors of yummy garlic sauce and arent as slimy.

I saw basil on the menu and had to try out this roll:

roll

Yup, thats pineapple&basil on top of a salmon roll, some fine Latin fusion right there. My friend Karina is across the table enjoying the octopus.

My top 3 herbs: Basil, Mint, and SAGE of course!

Ok, quick divergence to the cocktails before I proceed to discuss the food.

Marta and I had a delicious apricot&whisky drink (not pictured).

What I liked about this drink:
-No fake flavorings
-The drink was strong, but didnt taste strong.
-Apricot, enough said.

I do have a iPhone shot of it but I am trying to only post SLR images, or at least just for this post. Check out the iPhone photo of the Apricot-Whiskey Reverie (apricot jam, apricot infused George Dickel Rye Whiskey, fresh lemon juice, ginger ale) on Instagram! @TheSoFlaSage

Here is a photo of Karina’s strawberry cocktail:

back to the foooood

duck&waffle with duck egg
duck and waffle

goat cheese croquettes
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Last but certainly not least was dessert:
smore

This was some sort of s’mores inspired dessert, the name escapes me but the memory does not- good stuff!
I was sold when I saw almond ice cream in the description. Also, its not everyday one gets to eat some edible flowers, definitely a plus and not just for aesthetics, somehow the floral notes worked well with this dish.

Should you go to SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill?
Sage Says: absolutely

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