Gotham Steak, the glamorous, two level restaurant created by Michelin and James Beard award-winning chef Alfred Portale, is a creative reinterpretation, in both cuisine and design, of a traditional steakhouse. Located in the lobby of Miami Beach’s historic Fontainebleau Hotel, Gotham Steak offers a variety of dining options including specialty cuts of tender, dry-aged prime beef, seafood and poultry. Architectural design highlights include a brilliant chandelier of hand-blown glass, an open exhibition style kitchen and a two-level, glass- enclosed wine tower offering more than 1,500 vintages from around the world. Slow roasted heirloom tomatoes are the perfect complement to any summer dish, and are a delicious, crowd pleasing side.
Take the heirloom tomatoes that are cut in ½ and lay them onto a sheet pan with the flesh side up; season with sea salt, add a touch of sugar to balance, cracked black pepper, fresh chopped thyme and virgin olive oil. Place the tomatoes in a 225 degree pre-heated oven for 1 hour if you have convection oven or until the exposed flesh is almost dry to the touch and the tomato itself is plump; serve immediately.
Gotham Steak is located in the lobby of Fontainebleau Miami Beach at 4441 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach. Telephone: (305) 674-4780; www.fontainebleau.com/gothamsteak.