Some people believe that bacon makes everything better, below please find a showcase of dishes being served up with the palate-pleasing porcine ingredient at South Florida hotspots Big City Tavern, Makoto, db Bistro, Prime 112 and the newly-launched Biscayne Tavern that prove that theory. Bacon is quickly climbing its way up from being a conventional side dish on breakfast and brunch menus, to being the main ingredient in some of the trendiest local restaurant’s most sought after dishes.
Fort Lauderdale’s Big City Tavern, helmed by Chef Louie Bossi, known as “The Hogfather,” is one of South Florida’s bacon-loving trail blazing chefs. He’s bringing the bacon trend home to the South Florida food scene through this passion for DIY and the ancient craft of meat curing. Specialty dishes he’s serving up at Big City Tavern include his house made Soppressata, Pancetta, Guanciale, Orange Fennel Salami, Coppa, Bresaola, and of course Prosciutto.
The bacon trend has also proven successful amongst some of Miami’s most renowned foodie destinations including Makoto, the chic and modern restaurant that showcases traditional Japanese cuisine, has also jumped on the bacon bandwagon. Enjoy a delicious Chicken Katsu, a salad that includes Bacon, Spinach, Tomato, Avocado, Shiso, and Vinaigrette. You can also indulge in Makoto’s mouthwatering Hibachi-Style Sea Scallops, grilled over their very own Robata and covered in Bacon and Mustard.
Chef Daniel Boulud of Downtown Miami’s db Bistro also features an American favorite with a French twist into his exciting menu selection. Bacon serves as a finishing touch in the Slow Baked Atlantic Cod main dish. The combination of traditional French ingredients with a modern bacon twist, such as Petits Pois Á La Française and Smoked Bacon Pommes Dauphine create a mouthwatering experience.
Prime 112, known for being one of South Florida’s finest hotspots, has been ahead of the bacon trend for over 8 years. Not only do they showcase bacon at their bar where patrons are invited to sip and enjoy the crunchy culinary delight, but it’s also included in one of their most sought-after appetizers. The Baked Clams Foriana, which includes delicious Smoked Bacon, Lemon and Parsley, is a perfect way to begin the delicious Prime 112 experience.
The newly-launched South Florida restaurant, Biscayne Tavern, which is nestled in the b2 Miami Downtown hotel, offers a few choices for bacon-lovers on their menu. From the Smoked Turkey Panini, which includes Aged Vermont Cheddar, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Cranberry Jalapeno Jam and Artisan Sour Dough, to the Pan Seared Sea Scallops, which include, Kentucky Bacon, Whites Beans, Braised Carrots and Crispy Prosciutto, this single ingredient boosts the entire dish.