At Yogurbella, staff members mix nonfat frozen yogurt fresh each day, preparing every original batch with nonfat fortified skim milk and yogurt with live and active cultures. More than 20 different frozen-yogurt flavors range from mainstays such as original and vanilla to seasonally rotating varieties such as green apple, pistachio, and cookie dough. Patrons may opt to adorn their 5-, 8-, or 12-ounce dishes with healthful fresh fruit, nuts, and granola, which can top scoops of chocolate chips and cheesecake bites. Customers also can sip on yogurt smoothies blended with mixed fruits and apple juice.
Cuisine Type: European-style
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Delivery/Takeout Available: Takeout only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
With more than 1,000 different types of cheese made within its borders, France is known as the cheese capital of the world. So naturally, it's the country from which The Cheese Course imports most of its inventory?75 types to be exact. These include brie de meaux, fromager d'affinois truffles, and roquefort, one of France's oldest cheeses and one that is still ripened in the same cool, damp caves of Combalou.
Of course, France isn't the only region represented at The Cheese Course. The European-style cheese shop introduces patrons to more than 150 artisanal cheeses imported from dairy farms all over the world. Most of the cheese makers use the same cheese-making methods that have been passed down through their families for generations via email. The house cheesemonger guides patrons through the cheese-selection process and teaches them how best to serve each one.
The shop also shows off its wares in various bistro sandwiches, including gourmet grilled cheese and the popular prosciutto di parma. This 14-month-aged, imported Italian meat gets its nutty flavor from the parmigiano-reggiano whey in the pig's diet.
Be careful?stepping into Atelier Monnier may become a habit-forming activity. Best of Voice Places bestowed the Best Croissant title upon the French bakery in 2012, adding that the chocolate-almond variety "will make an addict of you." Miami New Times blogger Trina Sargalski praised Atelier's parisian macaron, a gluten-free cookie comprised of a light crust, moist almond meringue, and a natural ganache filling in such flavors as pistachio, coffee, and raspberry cassis. The shop's glass cases also brim with European-style ice cream (cr?me glac?e), profiteroles and pastries, and handmade chocolates along with freshly baked bread and sandwiches.
The store owes its success to the gourmet passions of owner and Belgium native Patrick Feyten and the artisanal creativity of French pastry chef Franck Monnier. The minimalistic decor allows guests to focus on the vibrant colors of their sweet treats, which range from a sunny lemon yellow to a rouge as deeply crimson as ?dith Piaf's lips.
As its name implies, NY Bagels and Deli equips customers with all the stacked sandwiches and freshly baked bagels one would expect from a New York City deli. In the morning, cream cheese, lox, and eggs rest between bagel halves. In the afternoon, it's corned beef, baked ham, and salami. Even leafy salads, filled with grilled chicken and dried fruit, come with a choice of a bagel or bagel chips. Hot and cold coffee drinks, as well as more than a dozen smoothies, accompany dishes such as pizza and wings—two recent additions to the menu.
With the deft hands of a veteran baker, Vincent Benoliel keenly measures almonds, eggs, and sugar, because accuracy is essential when making macarons. The ephemeral sweets come in a rainbow of colors and might taste of chocolate, rose petal, or lemon, but every single one has that je ne sais quoi of a macaron made by a native Frenchman. Vincent grew up in France's ubiquitous restaurant industry, ascending to the rank of sous chef in a Parisian brasserie when he was only 18. In 2005, he brought the richness of French cuisine to South Florida by importing the Eiffel Tower in 3-pound chunks and by opening Le Boudoir in Miami. His handiwork includes delicacies such as escargot, steak tartare, and fresh pastries.
From daily empanada specials to tapas and oven-roasted entrees, Clos Bistro & Café incorporates international flavors to make breakfasts and dinners a global experience. Argentinean influences take the form of strong coffee that complements hearty breakfasts of smoked-salmon omelets and pastries, and evenings are fueled by daily pasta specials, verdant salads, and flank steaks fresh from the oven. Located downtown, the bistro's sleek storefront hides a cozy interior with a wall of mirrors that send light shining across tiled floors and provide ample opportunities to whisper compliments at your reflection.