I have to admit, Bianca at Delano is one of my favorite Miami Beach spots. The service is always exceptional and their food is exquisite. Even more so now that they have brought on Chef de Cuisine Jason Bamford. This summer Chef Jason decided to put together a handpicked lunch and dinner menu called “A Taste of Summer,” and let me tell you - the food was equally light and delicious.
I was able to try their dinner menu, which is packed with delicious offerings making it very hard to choose. We started off with the warm fruit & coppa salad. It comes with roasted stone fruit, coppa, pickled onion, fig vincotto, and brown butter. And, we also tried the octopus salad, which I have to admit I was a bit scared to try, but boy am I glad I ordered it. The sliced octopus mixed with the Meyer lemon, orange vinaigrette and roasted pepper flavors was exceptionally delicious!
Now, let’s talk about the entrees. For dinner you can choose from either the pan seared market catch, roasted chicken, the fennel spiced rack of lamb, or the chive and spinach pasta. I highly recommend the last two. The rack of lamb wasn't very gamey, and I loved the pasta. You might think that pasta is heavy, but not at all. Chef Jason made sure to create a light pasta dish when he put this one together.
And then we have dessert. The local berries and grand marnier zabaglione was very light and refreshing. Make sure to pair the flavors of the lemon pound cake with the rest of the dessert!
We also can’t forget about the wine. You can pair your entire meal with wine, and Bianca’s sommelier, Flavio Nisti, will not disappoint. Coming from a long linage of sommelier’s in Italy Flavio really knows what he is talking about when it comes to wine. Plus, Bianca only sells boutique wine, so you won’t find these bottles anywhere else in Miami!
Here are the days and hours for the “A Taste of Summer” menu!
Monday to Saturday - 11:00am-4:00pm
Monday to Thursday - 7:00pm-11:00pm
Friday to Saturday - 7:00pm-12:00am