Chef Gonzalo Rivera – A Showcase of His Latest Flavor Arsenal. The (Genius) Behind All things Savory at La Marea Restaurant – The Tides on Ocean Drive.
New Menu Items; Tuna Tartar, Tacos and Salsa Verde at one of my favorites restaurants on bustling Ocean Drive
Okay, you know by now that I have this weird thing towards Chefs, when I meet and get a chance to sit down and talk to one, to me feels like I am meeting with the Queen of England, I know, this is weird, but that’s how I feel.
So I head to La Marea at The Tides and met with Chef Gonzalo Rivera. The word “genius” always come to mind when I see him, hear about him and/or try his so elaborate yet simple yet word-class yet home-style cooking.
When I try his food, I nod my head, I can taste the places from where he has been and savor the marvelous land from where his roots are from. I can taste the San Francisco (Asian notes), I can taste that beautiful Mexico (Southwestern/Mexican influences), all that while his European classical cooking techniques are executed to perfection (now try to find a chef in this city with ALL that).
Asian Guacamole, Hass Avocado, Ginger, Wasabi Tobiko, Ponzu Emulsion, Mango, Seaweed
Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos
Mahi Mahi covered in spices; chipotle, ancho, paprika, garlic powder. Coleslaw, Chipolte mayonesse, raisings, Cilantro, Parsley, Butter milk
Salsa verde (Acidic, creamy with a little kick)
Tomatillo, Aguacate, Jalapaneo, fresh lemon juice and fried wontons chips
La Marea at The Tides Hotel
1220 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139