If you are going to Miami, you have to do two things: stay at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami and eat at La Mar by Gaston Acurio. TRUST ME. I ate at La Mar twice during my stay. (Okay, three times.) Dinner, apps, and brunch are all outstanding. Their dishes are a fusion of Peruvian and Asian flavors, and each bite of every dish is an adventure.
Up first, dinner. Course after course, I was amazed by the combination of flavors. My favorite dishes were the Arroz Verde, rib eye with chimichurri, and the dessert, a chocolate pudding with crunchy quinoa. Phenomenal.
Sunday Brunch was a spectacle. This isn’t your typical egg and toast brunch. La Mar has dozens of stations that will satisfy any culinary desire. The brunch includes bottomless cocktails, which is a major win because they make a damn fine pisco sour.
My dining experience at La Mar by Gaston Acurio is one that I won’t soon forget. I can’t recommend La Mar enough. (And if you need a little nudge, the Mandarin Oriental, Miami is offering 15% off your next stay.)
This post is sponsored by Mandarin Oriental, Miami. All opinions and images are my own.
A million thank yous to the Mandarin Oriental, Miami, La Mar by Gaston Acurio, MO bar + lounge and Oasis Pool bar for generously hosting me! If you’re interested in staying at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami please use promo code “SOCIAL” when booking for 15% off your nightly rate.