Walrus Rodeo · Miami
Californian Cuisine is a State of Mind
In this edition of The Weekend Edit, we take a trip to an unexpected culinary hub in Miami where the rowdy Walrus Rodeo presides, admire the Victorians of San Francisco’s Lower Pac Heights neighborhood on our way to the hyper-local Octavia in the latest installment of our Designing Delicious series, and survey some of the special New Year’s Eve offerings at Dorsia restaurants.
As 2023 draws to a close, we’re sending a chef’s kiss to our members, whose discerning taste and enthusiasm for Dorsia continues to inspire our team’s mission to revolutionize the dining industry. Looking forward to new destinations, enhanced features, and curated experiences coming next year.
Three Dishes: Walrus Rodeo
Raise your hand if you had a dilapidated strip mall in Little Haiti pegged as Miami’s next great culinary hub. First came Boia De, Alex Meyer and Luciana Giangrandi’s intimate 27-seat canteen whose creative Italian-American mashups earned it a Michelin Star. Following Boia De’s runaway success comes Walrus Rodeo, a playful sister restaurant a few doors down opened in partnership with Chef Jeff Maxfield (Toscana Divino, Ironside Pizza).
The imported Napoli pizza oven is the beating heart of the lively dining room, which is decked out with a pressed tin ceiling, custom country western wallpaper by local artist Beth Rhodes, and an ethereal mural behind the oven by San Diego-based Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio.
Highlights on the wood-fired menu include charred bone marrow with crispy capers, sourdough, and garlicky bagna càuda dipping sauce; fired romaine topped with pecorino, hazelnuts, and crispy leeks; and fall-off-the-bone short rib glazed in bbq bordelaise. For cocktails, you want the Silk Press: a combo of Great Circle Coffee espresso, raspberry, and cognac, served in a Nick and Nora glass (invented circa 1987 at the Rainbow Room).
Here, three more standout dishes to try.
Jalapeño, franciacorta, and breadcrumbs.
Anchovies, spicy tomatoes, and maple-brown butter.
Black truffle, sunchoke, and caramelized onion.
Word of Mouth:
New Year’s Eve Edition
NYE at Marianne's
Ring in the New Year in San Francisco with an after party to remember at Marianne's featuring wines by Amulet Estate and Louis XIII Cognac.
NYE at Shinji’s
Enter 2024 with extravagance at Manhattan’s Shinji's. The intimate cocktail bar will offer bottomless Veuve Clicquot Champagne, all-you-can-eat Petrossian Caviar, Japanese bites, and more.
NYE at Principe
NYC’s Principe is curating a special New Year’s Eve seafood and pasta-driven menu exclusively for Dorsia members.
This week’s roundup of food-world headlines.
🍗 Simon Kim and Gracious Hospitality Management’s new fried chicken concept, COQODAQ, opens in New York next month.
📈 Girl dinner, Grimace shakes, and BORGs—Bon Appetit publishes a timeline of the internet’s favorite food trends of 2023.
💁♂️ Rich Torrisi dons the cover of Haute Living.
🍧 The metal coupe glass is all the rage at restaurants, ice cream shops, and on aesthetically minded Instagram tablescapes.
🏙️ Air Mail takes readers inside New York City private members club Casa Cruz.
🍴The Michelin Guide catalogs some of the most anticipated restaurant openings for 2024.
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