Written by: Dana LaMorte
Jerry Flynn's Trust & Co. opened this past January, and combines an airy space, extensive craft cocktail list, and eclectic locally-sourced dinner menu to pack a serious restaurant punch.
First, let's start with the cocktails. The menu boasts over 50 craft cocktails, as well as beers from local micro-breweries. Try the Trust Mojito, which isn't your typical muddled-mint drink--a trace of coconut milk takes this beverage to the next level. Next up for me was the Dead-Man Walking--because I can't resist a cocktail with egg white. The drink didn't disappoint, and between the drink menu and the small plates, I can see this as a perfect place to unwind at 5 pm on Friday.
Speaking of the small plates...The folks at Trust & Co. describe their cuisine as "New World American". The name is a little confusing, but pretty much translates to this: all the trendy plates that you're craving right now. Like the Bacon, Date, and Manchego croquettes for a Spanish flavor. Or the Crispy Florida Keys Rock Shrimp for a kind of Asian-Latin fusion bite.
Craving oysters? The restaurant boasts an impressive raw bar, the oysters being just about the only thing on the menu that's not locally sourced.
The entrees are just as diverse and the options rotate seasonally. I was lucky to try the Charred Octopus, Roasted Half Chicken (with the creamiest mashed potatoes I've ever had), duck, and short rib ravioli (I told you there was something for everyone).
No dinner is complete without dessert. I had the pleasure of tasting all four dessert options on Trust & Co's menu--coconut cake, lemon basil panna cotta, alfajor, and Black Forest Chocolate cake. Each had enough sweetness to satisfy my sweet tooth without being overly saccharine--the perfect way to end a meal.
All in all, this was a solid restaurant with good drinks and a menu that's sure to satisfy everyone in your party. It's the perfect space to go with a large group for dinner, or to go with co-workers for happy hour.
Trust & Co. is located at 2 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134. (305) 444-7433.