Miami: Where the Cuisine Is the Star

Miami is a city that is cosmopolitan in all senses of that word: it’s diverse, has a culture influenced by residents who hail from all over the globe, and it has that glamorous “je ne sais quoi,” an elegance that, though globally enriched, is all its own. The North Miami Beach luxury condos for sale at Onda Residences encompass this allure and take it to the next level so that every detail of your home reflects the best of the best, from native greenery to Italian design. It’s no surprise, then, that a culinary scene blessed with this combination of local bounty and high-end global visionaries would attract some of the most exciting chefs cooking today. These critically acclaimed restaurants will become extensions of your world at Onda: they are places where you can call yourself a regular at some of the most sought-after tables in the world.

O’Lima Peruvian Gastrobar is in many ways a culture-specific eatery that pushes the boundaries of that very culture’s diverse roots. As head chef German Gonzales told the Miami New Times, Peruvian cuisine has influences from Africa, Spain, Italy, and from Incan cooking. “I wake up in the middle of the night with new recipe ideas, write them all down, come into the restaurant in the morning, and put them together without a second thought, knowing that it will taste different from everything else,” Gonzales told the newspaper. What you’ll eat in his restaurant is like a visionary continuation of that melting pot sensibility where Chinese and Japanese influences appear in traditional Peruvian dishes—and in Gonzales’s hands, the natural connections are clear. His extensive list of tiraditos alone makes the links between sashimi and ceviche abundantly and flavorfully palpable. The not-to-be-missed Tiradito Nikkei pairs thin slices of tuna with a Japanese-Mexican fusion sauce.

At Makoto in the Bal Harbour Shops, chef Makoto Okuwa celebrates the traditions of the Japanese cuisine he learned to cook in his native city of Nagoya and mingles them with his global sensibility. He has also opened restaurants in Panama and Mexico, and his use of local ingredients at those restaurants has helped to inspire his modern twist on Japanese dining. Try the wagyu short rib cooked on the robata grill and served with chili sesame ponzu for a dining experience where the highest-quality ingredients complement traditional techniques.

La Gourmandise at the St. Regis Resort at Bal Harbour is a chance to have a French experience so authentic that you can travel back in time as well as miles by taking part every evening at 5:30  in the Art of Sabrage ritual that originated with Napoleon’s habit of opening champagne bottles with his saber. Of course, the dining experience-as-theater applies to the food itself, which shines the light of French cuisine through the lens of local ingredients. If the Pina Colada Eclair is worthy of an emperor, it’s also the perfect feast for a local, making the tastes of the world a part of being home at these luxury condos for sale at Bay Harbor Islands in Florida.