Coral Gables, adjacent to Miami is known for many things, the proximity of the University of Miami, fantastic botanical gardens and fabulous shopping opportunities. However, the ‘City Beautiful’ as it is also known is also within easy reach of the Miami International Airport – which serves as a hub for those who are doing business in Miami and the surrounding areas.
As is usual, unwinding and socializing play an important part of the business process – it is often in places where we can relax and get to know potential partners and colleagues that we find productivity is at its highest – and one of those opportunities is during mealtimes. Fortunately for those visiting the area, Coral Gables Italian restaurants are perfect for business gatherings.
If you are looking for that great venue that will add value to your business dealings – as well as providing an exceptional dining experience then consider some of these Italian culinary destinations.
The Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel is a great place to get down to business. The sophisticated courtyard setting allows for both privacy and a quiet ‘business friendly’ dining environment. Authentic Italian inspired cuisine and an exceptional wine list make it perfect for either a midday or an evening meal. Under the guidance of Chef Beppe Galazzi seasonal, fresh ingredients are transformed into dishes such as the highly acclaimed ‘Calamari Ripieni’, which is stuffed with both spinach and shrimp and drenched in a piquant tomato sauce.
If you are in search of a lighter option that will allow everyone in the party to maintain their concentration post meal – then a trip to the award-winning Caffe Abbraccio is in order. The Northern Italian inspired ‘Black Lobster Ravioli’ featuring succulent Maine lobster complimented with a light Cognac lobster sauce is mind-numbingly good.
For those meetings where pasta is on the agenda then Bugatti should be a line item. Here, pasta rules supreme – but the pizza choices vie for the crown. The uniqueness of the ‘Spaghetti al Cartoccio’ makes the dish a great choice for those who want to delve more deeply into the art of Italian cooking. the dish, which is served garnished with clams and fresh tomato/garlicky white wine sauce, wrapped in parchment paper and baked is both unique and deeply satisfying.
Then there is the Cibo Wine Bar – a venue that provides the businessperson and their party to enjoy a p[erfect combination between a destination for relaxation, fine dining and professional interaction. This award-winning venue serves authentic rustic Italian cuisine and combines its culinary offerings with an opportunity to experience the vibrant nightlife of Coral Gables. The sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere of the venue makes it the perfect destination for professionals in search of that special evening out. Dishes such as the grilled octopus or the Chianti-braised short ribs are delights – and do not forget the cheese platter which would compliment many of the offerings from the extensive wine list.
If you are in the area for professional purposes take the opportunity to mix business and pleasure at one of the great Coral Gables Italian restaurants in the town.