Going to DB Bistro Moderne is always a special treat. In fact, I do a little happy dance every time I get to dine at any of Daniel Boulud’s restaurants. From DB Bistro Moderne Miami to Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach to one of my all time favorites — Daniel in New York, you know that one thing is for sure, your dining experience will be impeccable. From the food to the service to the ambiance of the restaurant, it’s all done in Daniel Boulud style.
So when I was invited in to taste the new spring menu at DB Bistro Moderne, I cleared my schedule up and anxiously awaited my meal — and the new cocktails, of course. Yes, even if I did have to travel to Miami during rush hour from Palm Beach County, I wasn’t going to miss this.
Upon arrival, we were greeted with some boozy cocktails, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and a plated dinner — yes, we were spoiled. Here are our favorites of the night.
5 Must Try Dishes at DB Bistro Moderne
As much as we love farm fresh food, we love our cocktails, too and DB Bistro Moderne’s new seasonal cocktails are a perfect start to any evening. While these craft cocktails ranged from the Strawberry Caipirinha to the Bardot with gin, cucumber and yellow Chartreuse, our favorite of the evening was the Spring Thyme Shandy. This easy drinking cocktail, perfect for the warmer months, was a mixture of Ketel One Oranje, Ginger Lemonade, Hefeweizen and a sprig of thyme, giving it an aromatic punch.
Yes, I agree, flatbread is over done I sometimes I wish it would just come off the menu, but your mind is about to change once you try Chef Clark Bowen’s savory mushroom flatbread. Take a crisp flatbread, slather it with a rich Béchamel sauce, top it with an ample amount of earthy mushrooms and leeks and you have the perfect bite that you’ll want to repeat it time and time again.
If you’re going to try one item off the new menu, be sure to make it Chef Bowen’s Corn Ravioli. This luscious bowl of heaven may very well be the perfect bite and we are still singing its praises. Enjoying fresh sweet corn as a child in the heat of the summer still lingers in my food memory and this ravioli brought me back in time. The sweetness of the corn, the meatiness of the mushrooms, the crispy asparagus melded together with the corn nage in perfect harmony.
Fresh fruit makes everything better, as can be seen in this Strawberry Regliguese made by pastry chef, Saeko Nemoto. Did you know that Regliguese actually means “nun” in French and reportedly dates back to the mid-19th century? This traditional French dessert made of two choux buns filled with crème pâtissière was given a modern and somewhat, Floridian twist. Nemoto added in grapefruit marmalade, thinly sliced strawberries and white chocolate ice cream — you can taste the sunshine.
A meal is not complete without a basket of warm madeleines – dusted with powdered sugar and straight from the oven. See them Eat them. Love them.
DB Bistro Moderne Miami is located at 255 Biscayne Boulevard Way in Miami. For more information, visit dbbistro.com/miami or call (305) 421-8800.