Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Red Light Miami, Haiti Relief soiree

Maud and Everett thank Chef Kris Wessel
for hosting a Haiti Relief Soiree
at his restaurant
Red Light little river
7700 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33138

"Don't Forget Haiti" donation table, lots more on the side wall.
It was perfect weather, no rain or humidity.

I forgot I had my camera so I missed the delightful "Pass Arounds":
Assorted grilled cheese finger sandwiches
Oyster pies & ceviche minis

Met some wonderful foodies at my table.

BBQ shrimp in worcestershire sauce with crusty bread
This was nominated as a top 100 favorite dishes
in Best of Miami, New Times. I picked the one!

Can you tell I enjoyed those? In Asia, we like to suck
the heads but I didn't feel I should do it
in public, a bit noisy.

Creamy leek soup with absinthe whip & golden crab.

Spring salad, fennel, citrus, goat cheese & almonds.

Local Mutton Snapper, lemon pan braised with
pink lentils & baby spinach.

Grilled New York strip, white cheddar souffle
potatoes & green veg steam.

Sour orange roasted chicken on the river grill,
corn hash & vinegar green beans.
(The chicken was so tender and tasty,
not oversalted)

Florida lemon pie

Bourbon pecan pie w/chocolate gelato
(it was a perfect end to a fabulous dinner)

Enjoying a bit of dancing.

Thanks to Maude and Everett for organizing
this foodie event. Maude is obviously in her element.
Visit Maude's blog on her take of the event.
Also thanks to Joan for sharing some great photos.
I'm working to upload more people shots on Facebook.

What I like most about Red Light is the way Kris has put
his heart and soul into making it cozy and relaxing.
Reminds me a little of Key West, he's kept it rustic.
If you ever want to experience local color and personality,
this is the place. I had a quiet, leisurely lunch there
and saw 7 manatees swim by, amazing!

Keep up the good work, Kris.
Take a look at his website, it will immediately make you want to go!
Red Light little river

If you visit Miami, definitely try
Red Light little river, you won't be disappointed.

Food for Thought wrote a lovely review on Red Light as well as many restaurant reveiws in Florida and beyond. I really respect his judgement and have visited restaurants based on his reviews.

Lots more on Kris at New Times.

New Times food critic, Lee Klein chats to Chef Kris Wessel about his James Beard nomination. He didn't get into the finals but he sure deserved to be nominated.

I hope to post more on restaurants I've frequented on my travels. These are not meant to be reviews or critiques, just observations and maybe tips on what to order that I've personally tried and liked.

Foodies: if you were there that night, feel free to add links to any photos, posts in your comment.

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