TALDE SPICES UP THOMPSON MIAMI BEACH
Thompson Miami Beach already had a rather impressive food and beverage line-up with Seagrape from Michelle Bernstein and the casually cool 1930s House, a historic bungalow that also serves tasty bites from Bernstein. But now they’ve just upped the ante with Talde.
The Miami outpost of Top Chef Dale Talde’s eponymous restaurant (he has one in Brooklyn and another in Jersey City) opened at the start of the month and it’s turned the usual flashy Miami Beach restaurant scene on its head. The entrance is meant to emulate a shipping container space, but when you pop out into the Talde restaurant properly, the underground vibe continues with simply-styled seating, a handful of shiny leather booths, and vivid artwork. Drinks are ridiculously good and tremendously creative like the Plum Basil Margarita and the Green Lightning, which is made with house infused green tea vodka, green tea, cucumber and lime. (For a little flair, the bartenders will put the drink under a spotlight in the bar before they serve it to you.)
Highlights on the menu are the pretzel and pork chive dumplings, samosas, and the crispy oyster bacon pad thai, but there’s so much more, like Korean fried chicken, lemongrass pork chops, and grilled beef ribs short ribs so come hungry.
Currently, Talde is only open for dinner. Both the restaurant and bar open at 6pm nightly.
[Photo: Talde Miami Beach]