There is nothing like this restaurant in our area - and it probably the top restaurant in FL. Chef Martinez has incredible credentials, working with some legendary French chefs - and his technique and presentation reflect his experience. Each item is meticulously prepared, and the service is what you would expect from a high-end restaurant - and we especially enjoy the hospitality of Chef Martinez's wife Victoria.
Our most recent visit had some of our favorites on the menu - Chef Martinez does wonders with suckling pig, and his sweetbreads dish is the best we have ever tasted. But we strayed from our favorites during this last visit, and selected some of his specials: octopus, fois gras and risotto (appetizers), and the most amazing piece of beef - a roasted, bone-in chateaubriand. We typically only order steak at steak restaurants, but we were happy to have made this exception.
A note on the wine list: Chef Martinez has accumulated some wonderful and rare bottles, some at prices we have never seen at restaurants of this caliber. We selected a 2008 Staglin Family cabernet sauvignon - a very hard to get bottle. It wasn't inexpensive, but it was still a bargain in our eyes. And what a wine (see our website for a full review: www.theseriousfoodie.net)! It was a perfect match with our meal, and a bottle to remember forever.
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