| The photo above is my brother John Colenzo and I at the Village Of Merrick Park in Coconut Grove, Florida. John suggested this would be a treat to see all the fine cars and retailers here. John, besides being my brother, is a music entertainer in Fisher Island (not too far from here) and has some great friends in the area who you'll meet further down the article posted below.|
Merrick Park has several Retailers here to see, to include and name a few are anchors Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom's. Quite some interesting finds here. If you are lucky enough to own a Lexus (my favorite car) it's free valet parking. The rest of the vehicles would have a fee. Some very impressive vehicles we saw were the Bentley, Ferrari and the least expensive, a Corvette (still very respectable)! A car buff and lovers dream place to visit here!
|There's always something at Tiffany's. This a beautiful jewelry store and showcased perfectly!|
|Here was the highlight of my stay here in Coconut Grove. A great Portuguese Restaurant suggested by my brother, see the menu above. The owner is a very good friend of his, actually one who also worked with him on the Island some time ago. What an amazing gourmet dining experience this was , you don't want to miss this one if your ever down this way. Coconut Grove's finest in Portuguese Food and Gourmet Experience. Old Lisbon Restaurant (click on the name for website) 1628 S.W 22nd Street Coral Way, (Sunset) Miami Florida 33145.|
|This was a delicious very impressive appetizer called Chourico Assado (grilled Portuguese Sausage)|
This came in a ceramic pig to the table lit up in flames! Awesome presentation!
|A wonderful suggestion also made by owner Rui Martin was the Pasteis de Bacalhau ( Codfish Croquettes ) Black eyed peas were a cold salad with garlic, just a perfect addition.|
|Then came the desserts! Delicia de Fa'tima (egg yolk custard crumpled with Maria Cookies topped with white cream) just fabulous! Light, creamy a must try!|
|Ice cream with a coconut custard... the aroma alone served hot was sheer bliss!|
Hope you enjoyed the review, if your ever in South Miami, visit Old Lisbon on Coral Way. Tell Rui Claudia and John recommended his awesome gourmet food! You won't be sorry!
Coconut Custard Tarts:
A recipe we enjoy!