DB Bistro Moderne opens in just over a week. Here’s what you need to know about this temple of French cooking.
- Stroke the Beard: The DB stands for Daniel Boulud, charming culinary superstar, recipient of three James Beard awards, proprietor of a three-Michelin-starred Manhattan restaurant and creator of perhaps the most gluttonous burger on earth (more on that later).
- Lowering the Bar: There are three different areas to this gourmet juggernaut, but the first place you’ll want to hit is the polished bronze champagne counter. Guide your date across the whitewashed oak floors, settle into the overstuffed chaise lounge and take in the majesty of Miami’s largest sunken bar.
- $25 Bottles of Wine: You’ll choose from over 150 bottles, some of which go for less than the cost of valet on South Beach. The bulk of the list will be French bottles, with a few American and international labels thrown in the mix.
- The Stuffing of Legends: There’s plenty of French classics on the menu, but we’re recommending you start with the chef’s take on an American classic: the Original DB Burger. The ground Angus patty is stuffed with short ribs braised in red wine, foie gras and black truffles. It all gets sandwiched in a parmesan bun slathered with horseradish mayonnaise and a tomato confit. Might want to eat this with a fork.
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