Another experiment successfully completed! Number 78 was with chef José Ramirez-Ruiz, formerly of Semilla restaurant in Brooklyn, where he earned a Michelin star, a two-star New York Times review, a four-star Eater review, and inclusion in everyone's best new restaurants lists when it opened in 2015. Fortunately for us, Ramirez-Ruiz is in Miami now, and working on opening a restaurant - to be called Isabela - that will focus on "local flora and fauna."
He gave us a preview with our dinner at Little River Miami, a multi-purpose space in Little Haiti / Little River. You can read a longer recap at Food For Thought, and see more pictures in this Cobaya Isabela flickr set. Here was the lineup (with links to pictures):
A big thank you to Chef Ramirez-Ruiz, to all of his crew who made it a great night for everyone, to Little River Miami for providing the space, to Madre Selva for providing all the lush greenery, and as always most all, to the guinea pigs whose interest and support make these events possible.