Preston’s Market – Farm-to-Table Fare at Loews Miami Beach Hotel
By Jordan Elbaum
Often times we forget about all of the wonderful restaurants we have in our Miami Beach hotels. The Loews Hotel Miami Beach houses Preston’s Market features fresh American cuisine with a Latin twist. A farm-to-table restaurant offering up locally sourced ingredients and a beautiful ocean view.
Upon being seated at our table we were greeted by Pedro – our crazy attentive, sweet and helpful waiter. (He even kept wiping up the condensation from my water glass!) Our meal started with the Pulled Pork –marinated pork, avocado, red onion and cilantro served on crusty bread.
The pork had great flavor and a nice spicy kick to it. One of the details that stood out to me was that the bread was toasted enough that when they placed all of the pork and toppings on it, it softened it just so you didn’t have to cut the roof of your mouth. (This has happened to me one too many times!) I was very happy to say the least.
Next up, the Burrata Salad. Roasted beets, orange, olives, arugula and red wine vinaigrette. If you’ve never had burrata before, this is the place to try it. The creaminess of the cheese mixed with the tangy flavors of the orange and red wine vinaigrette are quite a match. The best part is that this burrata comes from a local purveyor.
The “mediums” section on the menu holds a dish that I could eat ten plates of the Alaskan King Crab Leg -with ceviche butter, sweet potato, and corn. Foodies – do yourself a favor and order this dish. The crab leg is served opened and baked. Mixed with the ceviche butter, this was easily one of my favorites.
What is ceviche butter you ask? Chef de Cuisine at Preston’s, Israel Mora stated that he loved ceviche but wanted to make something different. He was inspired by the clarified butter that we use here in the USA to eat with crab. By adding leche de tigre to the butter, Mora opened up a door to something that people didn’t even know they needed-ceviche butter. Needless to say, we were blown away. Side note: The side order of grilled corn is smothered in ceviche butter – do it.
Up next was Preston’s Signature Burger – grass fed beef, bacon, aged cheddar, caramelized onions, grilled heirloom tomato, pickled cucumber, arugula, brioche bun. The pickled cucumber really adds a nice bite and something unexpectedly delicious to the already delicious burger.
Last, but not least, you have to try their dessert. And by dessert, I mean the Banana Bread Pudding. Stuffed could not even begin to describe the way we felt but Pedro insisted on this dessert and we were so happy we listened!
The bread pudding was warm and soft on the inside, some crispy edges on the outside and topped with the most perfectly balanced homemade caramel sauce. Not only do you get an outrageously scrumptious banana bread pudding but you get a homemade orange creamsicle dipped in chocolate on the side. How could you say no?
The service at Preston’s Market was outstanding. I can’t say enough good things about the staff at not only the hotel, but more importantly this restaurant. I cannot wait to return.
Preston’s Market is located in the Loews Miami Beach Hotel 1601 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139. For reservations or more information, call: 1(877) 563-9762 or, visit: loewshotels.com/miami-beach/dining/restaurant