Mondays, Mondays

Mondays are one of those days that just suddenly appear, never welcomed, never anticipated. They just kind of happen. But if you treat your Monday well, it might just be a great day even if plans change in a blink of an eye. I am applying a new philosophy to life – life can be good, if you see it good.So Monday – you were good to me and I liked you today. Let’s skip through the day and get to the good stuff…actually great stuff. Couple of weeks ago, Jen asked me to be her +1 at the Miami Herald’s “Top 20 Under 40” event. Her firm nominated her as a rising star/leader in the community….an amazing recognition and well deserved one too.The event was held at the newly opened MIA on Biscayne Blvd. It’s something in between a restaurant-lounge-club. It serves a purpose of all three and since downtown doesn’t have much of any of the three, it’s certainly a a social magnet for culinary fun, casual lounging and evening entertainment as described on their website.Shortly upon our arrival, we decided we had more important business to tend to – celebrate my birthday, so we decided to have a dinner instead. As soon as we sat down, we were offered manchego cheese cocktail. We were more interested in talking than eating, so we decided to go with tapas portion of the menu. The portions were more than generous. The taste…Jen’s choices – amazing, mine -a bit disappointing…. Goat Cheese Crostinis – goat cheese mouse, roasted garlic, thyme, honey, and mini crostinis. These were pefect. Jen and I ordered seconds….(Jen’s choice) Organic Mixed Greens – organic mixed salad greens with blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, feta cheese, toasted almonds and sherry vinaigrette. Very refreshing and sweet! (Jen’s choice) Chicken Pinchos – chicken skewers with emulsion of spicy aji amarilo. Absolutely yummy. (Jen’s choice) Skirt Steak Pinchos – skirt steak skewers with emulsion of Peruvian pepper and aji. Divine!!!! (Jen’s choice) Patatas Bravas – fried potatoes with spicy tomato sauce and garlic aioli. Disappointing….(my choice)MIA at Biscayne20 Biscayne BlvdMiami, FL


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