Looking around, itâ€™s hard to tell that itâ€™s Sunday night on South Beach. Itâ€™s bumpinâ€™ out there â€“ music, drinks, dancing. And weâ€™re in bed, reading and computer-ing. Hey, itâ€™s a babymoon, after all!
After a long nap and a peanut butter sandwich (eaten in bedâ€¦ one of the luxuries of staying in a hotel â€“ crumbs donâ€™t count!), we headed out for a swanky dinner.
We split a bunch of small plates and side dishes instead of ordering traditional entrees.
We started off with amazing French fries, warmed olives, and watermelon, feta, and basil bites. I loved how Tudor House combined upscale dishes with traditional American fare.
Watermelon bites were the best. Feta and watermelon is a KILLER combo.
And then, Brussel sprouts and beets. I expected simple steamed veggies, but the Brussel sprouts were caramelized and mixed in a creamy cheese, and the beets were charred.
Iâ€™ve always thought dining on South Beach was challenging â€“ most restaurants are greasy, run-of-the-mill, and expensive as all hell or upscale, pretentious, and expensive as all hell. Tudor House was positively perfect. A real gem.
We briefly debated hitting up the winter festival â€“ a huge outdoor party that weâ€™d been looking forward to all day â€“ but we decided weâ€™d really rather just go to bed early. Hah. My, my. How times have changedâ€¦