You know the adage about every dog having its day? So does the potato. Yes, Oct. 27 is National Potato Day. With that in mind, here are some of the more outrageous (and delicious) potato dishes in South Florida.
Bird & Bone at The Confidante Miami Beach
Dish: Hot Spiced Waffle Fries
Description: One of my favorites from Chef Richard Hales. The house-made French fries are doused with a perfect combination of blended spices, making it the perfect go-with any of the signature dishes at Bird & Bone.
Bristol’s Burgers at The Diplomat Beach Resort
Dish: Loaded Fries
Description:. The dish is served in two ways: Order the Hollywood Fries with beef and bean chili, pepper jack, bacon and ranch dressing (my favorite); or the Nacho Libre Fries with carnitas, black Beans, sour cream, jalepeños, whiz and hot sauce. Guaranteed that you can’t go wrong with either choice.
Dish: Potato Miloha
Description: Chef Juanma Barrientos reimagines the way food can be presented, making every dish both a molecular science experiment and work of art. The multi-sensory tasting menus exemplify this unusual culinary vision with Colombian-rooted dishes, including Potato Miloha. The dish is a stack of layered crunchy potato sheets, minced pork rib mixed with coconut and curry sauce and goat cheese foam.
Pisco y Nazca
Dish: Causa de Pulpo
Description: Inspired by the many types of potatoes grown in Peru, the Causa de Pulpo serves as a healthy yet satisfying potato dish available at Pisco y Nazca. The traditional Peruvian boiled potato cake might be simple, but the combination of toppings including grilled octopus, choclo, chimichurri and anticuchera is far from it. The flavorful combination of ingredients perfectly pairs with a special aji amarillo sauce.
The Taco Stand
Dish: Mar y Tierra Fries
Description: Wynwood hotspot The Taco Stand features menu items such as the Mar y Tierra Fries dish – freshly made French fries topped with copious amounts of Mar and Tierra, AKA grilled shrimp, flamed grilled angus steak, guacamole, sour cream and cheese.