Chicago was such a peak experience that I’m finding it difficult to get back into the groove of posting “regular” experiences. So I thought I’d start simply back in Miami.
After my Cuban immersion into Miami, I had another “must” to cross off.
From everything I’d read, I knew if I wanted great Haitian food, then I had to check out Chef Creole located in the heart of Little Haiti.
Driving through the streets of Little Haiti, it seemed much grittier than what I saw in Little Havana. That’s not to say I felt unsafe, but I was happy this was a daytime adventure.
The restaurant seems to mostly do a take-out business, but there was a great patio out back which reminded me of being in a tiki hut rather than off the side of a parking lot in the middle of what felt like an unsavoury neighbourhood.
I had done some research on the restaurant and what to order, but to be honest with you, so much on the menu looked unique and wonderful.
I enjoyed Cuban immersion, but loved this Haitian meal. From the boisterous service staff to the amazing and completely new to me flavours, I loved everything about this meal. And the oxtail stew? Well that’s something I will dream about.
After our big lunch, I wanted nothing more than to go wander, explore and mainly walk. I made my way to the tiny island of Key Biscayne. What drew me there was the lighthouse. What will make me return is the beautiful Crandon Beach.
Chef Creole: 200 NW 54th St, Miami