Cooking food over an open flame can impart smoky flavor and seal in savory juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of flame-cooked fare with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of international fare at Bottega Grill on SW 147th Avenue.
Executive chef Alex Escobar sprinkles Bottega Grill’s globally inspired menu with robust flavors and myriad Italian, Latin, and Cajun specialties. The pasta divinci, sautéed shrimp and lump crab meat with tomatoes and green peas, expertly arranges ingredient artwork with Jackson Pollock-like daubs of herb cheese crab sauce ($15.99). Chef Alex’s menu favorites include the jambalaya, the Club Med of all-inclusive dishes, featuring a meat and seafood mélange of shrimp, chicken, and sausage sautéed with traditional Creole spices ($11.99 for lunch; $14.99 for dinner).
Calm spiced senses with a swig of fermented flavors pulled from a worldly wine list spanning New Zealand and French varietals, or tipple a house wine ($5) or specialty cocktail to ease grape-related xenophobia. An open kitchen and wood-burning brick oven enhance Bottega’s Old World allure like wearing fishnets increases a gondolier's tips.
Bottega Grill's executive chef, Alex Escobar, oversees a menu that spans the globe with dishes and drinks hailing from a multitude of countries. As a native Brazilian, Alex brings expertise to the grilled churrasco steaks and caipirinhas flavored with fresh lime juice, and his jambalaya takes taste buds on a fan-boat trip through the bayou. Pastas, brick-oven pizzas, and paninis evoke memories of Italy, and southwestern spices add a piquant bite to several of his salads. The lengthy wine list assembles varietals from the United States, South America, Europe, and Australia, and the specialty libations hold passport stamps from Mexico, Scotland, and Saturn.
Kendale Lakes-Lindgren Acres
2411 SW 147th Ave.
Miami, Florida 33185Get Directions