|Cuban black beans, white rice, fried yuca, sweet plantains, and salad at David's Cafe Cafecito|
After getting my fill of casual Cuban food, I was ready to find that perfect first-class dining experience. I could not have been more pleased with the food and elegant atmosphere at Oolite, just off Lincoln Road. This beautiful restaurant by Chef Kris Wessel specializes in fresh and healthy regional cuisine, which includes influences from Florida, the Caribbean, the Gulf, and the American eastern seaboard. The restaurant is 100% gluten-free and offers a number of vegetarian options, including a separate vegan tasting menu. The items from the tasting menu also are available a la carte, so I mixed it up a bit and ordered a vegetarian appetizer from the regular dinner menu and a vegan entree from the tasting menu. Both dishes were delicious.
|Fried green tomato arepas|
|White chayote stuffed with red rice and mushrooms over a black bean and grilled corn guajillo|