The Surf Club – Miami

🇺🇸 | Miami | 12.26.2018

The Surf Club Restaurant by Chef Thomas Keller is located within the recently revamped iconic Miami club, the first time the renowned chef has opened a property in Florida. Honoring the location’s history of good times and grand parties, the menu interprets classic Continental cuisine for a modern audience. Like the swinging patrons of ’50s and ’60s hotspots, this restaurant celebrates. The Surf Club Restaurant knows how to have fun.

Refined and elegant. The menu is classic at heart but extremely well executed and brought to life by the numerous table side presentations. Properly classic techniques and preparations are rare to find (done properly well) and when you do, get ready, because you will fall in love.

Welcome to The Surf Club.

📍THE SURF CLUB @surfclubrestaurant


Dinner at Alter Chef Counter on 4/15/18. Alter is currently cooking the best food in Florida. Wine pairings were also a highlight.

Alter is currently cooking the best food in Miami.
Parmesan ice cream, tomato glass, avocado, shiso, seaweed salt
Snapper sashimi, feta, labneh, cucumber, kaffir lime, chili vinegar
One of my favorite bites of the night. Jason serrano consomme, Jonah cram shame, saffron, yuzu, celery, green apple
The crowds favorite and Alter’s signature: Soft Egg, sea scallop espuma, truffle pearls, Siberian caviar
Bread service with foie butter, bread is meant to be dipped in the ‘soft egg’
A beautiful play on textures and flavors. Swordfish, heart of palm puree, turmeric milk, pineapple, Chinese black bean
Soba ‘carbon’ara, uni dash, tamago egg, charred onion, perigord black truffle
Duck breast, grilled over pine cones, cured in sake lees, banana, shio shiro. Oe of the best ducks I’ve had this year.
Wagyu striploin au poivre, cashew ghanouj, african aigre-doux, yuzu kosho
palate cleanser
Chocolate curs, rooibos tea, cherry marmalade, black sesame gelato, shiso
Petit fours

Florida – Alter

vegetable ceviche, leche de tigre granita, coconut powder, yogurt, tomatillo

cobia, olive , rice, mushrooms, garlic
soft egg, scallop espuma, truffle, chive, gruyere
udon noodles, oxtail dan dan, fermented cabbage, chili oil
mahi cassoulet, rye, white been, serrano ham

duck breast, cardamon, broccoli stem
tom kha risotto

left: miraflores – pineapple infused pisco, cocchi, chicha morada | right: bob thai – coconut infused rum, coconut syrup, lime