Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Welcome to Ola in Miami Beach

Dressed for Party, Ingelin and Papa went to Ola (Of Latin America). It’s just around the corner from Ingelin’s appartement. In James Avenue and located in the Sanctuary hotel.

Chef Rodriguez is famous and said to be the one that has put Latin American food “on the Table”. Click on his name to see some recipies.

I was very anxious to go there and taste the Food, as Ingelin had told me a dinner there is a must when in SOBE’s Art Deco District.

As we arrived early in Miami Beach to be, there were no need to reserve a Table (for normal dinner time, you should).

We were met at the entrance by a Swedish, charming lady, Annika. Table for 2 was waiting for us. Lovely atmosphere. Latin American music (I love it). And a tropical back yard. What more could a Norse wish.

They wished us welcome even from a busy Kitchen
Then Time for the Menu
Let's see, what they can offer. Click to read.
Water and bread brought to the Table - before we could count to the time of Day.
Then some more to drink...

Nor Ingelin or Papa are big eaters, so we went for mojitos. Many different tastes. Artistic presented and heavenly tasty. Served quickly. Recommended by us. World travellers as we are. LOL.

Here is some of our mojitos:

Oysters Rodriguez
lightly fried, served over fufu and creamy horseradish spinach, served w/ huacatay sauce

Foie Gras & Fig Empanada
anise empanada dough, foie gras, almond fig cake over watercress salad, duck serrano & black trumpet vinaigrette.

Food for papa

this was very good, but what was it? Chevre.

Mystery Meat Balls

with callampa mushroom sauce.It’s a secret…just trust us

heavenly - the name of this mojito? Go and ask. haha
Tuna Taco
resh diced tuna, crispy shallots, diced jalapeno, paprika, lemon oil, roasted garlic & ginger aioli

Caviar Arepa

colombian style yellow corncake served w/ crema nata, quail eggs & ossetra caviar 18 (w/1oz caviar 25)

We went out and felt very well. And extremely comfortable feed.

Then it was Party Time in Miami.

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Blogger Mar said...

Very lovely, TorAa. I thought you could only drink mojitos...see: I learn something every day!
Very interesting cuisine, great shots, happy Papa and daughter!

November 27, 2007 9:35 pm  
Blogger Maribeth said...

Wonderful! I love trying new foods and I tried many on our trip too.

November 27, 2007 9:56 pm  
Anonymous RennyBA said...

So you had an gastronomic sensation too then - like we had in Brussels last weekend. Your report and all the pictures makes me feel hungry again LoL

November 27, 2007 11:55 pm  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Oh - what a wonderful evening. And all of the photos to boot! Gee I never take photos inside.. You beat me..

November 28, 2007 12:03 am  
Blogger Raquel said...

Oh boy, seems like you always have fun!

My mouth is watering, sluurrrp!

November 28, 2007 12:23 am  
Anonymous Lifecruiser said...

Oh, my! It's almost a CRIME to show me the photos... and the menu!!!!!!

Hand me a BIG towel, for all the drooling....

Half the pleasure is for the eyes!

November 28, 2007 12:58 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

Fortunately it is very early 5.30.( I am like all old people, they use to get up with the chickens especially when they are retired and don't HAVE to get up ) and I am never hungry in the morning. Otherwise .... looks so good ! So you are almost ready for your silver honeymooon, very nice destination !!
I have a question how many children do you have exactly ? I know Ingelin but didn't know that you have a son too. Or must have missed it. I only ask the number of the official once !
We spent Christmas in Amsterdam this year at my son's. I am not so keen to go would have prefered to celebrate here. If it would have been London where we used to go for Christmas many times !! These Christmases were the bests I ever had since my son is an adult. And all the friends over there. But Amsterdam at Christmas ?? They are not big Christmas celebrators and I doubt very much that there is a lot of decoration in the city, that costs too much. They are v e r y "economic" (stingy) ! and then this dutch girl friend who doesn't even say thank you when you offer her something ... Her friends are completely different why didn't he choose one of them ?? And the former girlfriend was a darling ! Sigh !

November 28, 2007 5:42 am  
Blogger Sword Girl said...

Hey Tor! Looks like y'all are still having a blast! Everything looks excellent ~ YUM! :-D

November 28, 2007 4:32 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yummi- foie gras empanada is my favourite of the appetizers!Best in the world!Thanks for a lovely evening!See you soon in Argentina!Det blir så kos!Klem Ingelin

November 28, 2007 6:07 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

Je ne connais absolument pas la cuisine sud américaine! Mais cela semble très appétissant! Je viens de "m'enfiler" un super POT AU FEU que Pierre a commencé cet après midi! Donc je suis pleine comme une ... truie, disons!!! J'en ai encore l'eau à la bouche! Les photos sont très belles!

November 28, 2007 9:17 pm  
Blogger Ginnie said...

You are quite the partier, Tor! I just know Ingelin is very proud of you! :)

November 29, 2007 12:18 pm  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

This looks like someplace I would enjoy. What a culinary adventure with your sweet Ingelin!

November 29, 2007 6:50 pm  

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