Miami Spice lovers, great news! We discovered that Dolce Italian Miami is extending their Miami Spice menu through October! Dolce Italian Miami is one of the select restaurants that participated in the FACUNDO Rum Collection’s Insider Guide to Miami Spice.
FACUNDO Rum was an official sponsor of the 2019 Miami Spice Kickoff & Heritage Showcase together with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), bringing new flavors to Miami Spice with their exquisitely crafted cocktails. They also lent their culture and culinary expertise to the promotion, participating through the two-month program with rum-infused dining in their curated Insider Guide, featuring Miami’s top restaurants. One of the restaurants featured in the guide, Dolce Italian Miami participated with a uniquely innovative approach, pairing their Miami Spice prix-fixe menu with a FACUNDO rum cocktail, the Paloma Neo: The recipe includes Neo rum, part of the FACUNDO luxury collection, crisply infused with St. Germaine, grapefruit and tonic. The Paloma Neo will continue to be offered during Dolce’s Miami Spice extension through October.
We started the evening off with a fabulous treat: a tasting of the luxury FACUNDO Rum Collection, four rare sipping rums sourced from the Bacardí family private rum reserves, guided by our knowledgeable Brand Ambassador, Ken Navarro. The FACUNDO Rum Collection is imported and distributed by BACARDÍ U.S.A., Inc. It’s now available only in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Denver, Toronto–and lucky us–in Miami!
The FACUNDO Rum Collection focuses on elevating rum to an art form and promoting its appreciation as a “sipping” drink, and last night’s rum tasting certainly did that for us. As we indulged in FACUNDO’S Caribbean flavors, Ken Navarro guided us through the tasting of the four rums in the collection: “Neo,” which means “new,” a crystal clear one to eight-year-old blend with almond and floral notes reminiscent of vanilla orchids, retailing for around $50; and Eximo, a 10-year-old rum, more audacious than Neo, with notes of toffee, caramel and walnut, retailing for around $70. Next was the elegant Exquisito, a seven to 23-year-old blend with notes of cinnamon, dates, dark berries and toasted oak (yummy like a dessert in itself), retailing for $100-150 a bottle; and the rich deep amber Paraíso, a sublime blend with caramelized vanilla, toasted oak and hints of nutmeg notes, with a silky finish that is a great accompaniment to desserts. It’s an excellent sipping rum, best when sipped neat. It was easy to imagine a gentleman savoring Paraíso while indulging in his favorite cigar. Befitting its luxury status, it has 14K gold on its label, and retails for $269-$300.
Dolce Italian’s Miami Spice Menu was definitely a winner: For only $39, Thursday through Sunday, guests can choose Antipasti such as the tasty Dolce Meatballs with polenta and parmigiano; Crab Cakes with remoulade sauce; or Heirloom Tomato Salad. As Piatti (Mains), guests can choose Branzino Fillet, Veal Saltimbocca, or from a selection of pizzas. As Dolci (Desserts), they have a choice of Tiramisu or Ice Cream Duo, with a choice of two flavors among hazelnut, vanilla, chocolate, or raspberry.
And what’s even more delightful: for an additional $10 guests can try the delicious Paloma Neo, made with FACUNDO Neo, St. Germaine, grapefruit juice, and soda.