Brickell’s newest dining destination, Mare Nostrum, offers the delicious flavors of the Mediterranean in an atmosphere that evokes the relaxed vibe of a coastal retreat. On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the restaurant will be open for lunch, from noon to 4 p.m., and for dinner, from 6 p.m. to midnight, serving their usual menu. Diners can delight in dishes such as fettuccini con aceite de trufa blanca with white truffle oil and shaved parmesan ($22.95), atún aleta amarilla, seared Mediterranean yellow fin tuna finished with extra virgin olive oil ($15.95), and chuleta de cerdo asado, roasted pork chop, caramelized dates and rosemary ($19.95). Indulge in one of the decadent desserts including crema Catalana de Azafran – Spanish style crème brulee, palmier cookies and fresh seasonal berries ($8.95); torta de queso manchego – manchego cheesecake, crème anglaise and quince sorbet ($8.95); and tarta de lima – traditional key lime pie, raspberry sauce and whipped cream ($8.95). Mare Nostrum is located at 1111 SW 1st Avenue in Brickell. For more information and reservations call (786) 691-2770 or visit