Leku – Miami Rubellmuseum

The museum (see our previous post) is all about (modern) art – and @Lekumiami is a beautiful piece of art in itself – with a gastronomic offering to match.

Atmosphere: beautifully integrated & covered indoor/outdoor seating protected from the industrial landscape around the museum by a pleasant garden. A very pretty oasis with furniture in light colors – elegant but in no way presumptuous. Perfect distance between tables allows it to be packed (as during our lunch) yet still intimate enough for a private conversation. 9/10

Crowd: stylish lunch crowd, many groups of well-off Miami housewives exchanging the latest gossip. A lot of guests speaking Spanish – it is a Basque restaurant after all & this town is very “Latin” anyways 😀😀 8/10.

Food: all dishes prepared under the auspices of Chef @mikelgoikolea are perfectly fresh, very creative and beautifully presented. The croquetas (a “Standard” that goes wrong so often) were soft & light with a balanced flavor and fried to perfection. The beef tartare comes with thin toasted bread and wasn’t over-seasoned so the quality of the meat could shine. Basque potato salad also great. The rack of lamb was mouthwateringly tender and sizeable enough to share. The Corbina came with a delicate light sauce and was also outstandingly fresh. The smoked ice cream 🍨 with a beetroot covering was an edgy piece and may not be for everyone. The pears 🍐 in wine you’ll love. 9/10.

Drinks: Wine list focuses on the Basque Country and neighboring regions plus a limited selection of “international”. Sparkling selection with a couple of cavas and three champagne options (ruinard, krug and philippegonet) – all reasonably priced. 8/10.

Service: always there, fast, discreet & attentive. Happy to recommend and explain the menu. All good news in that department. 9/10.

An 43/50 score overall makes Leku one of our clear favorites in Miami and a welcome 🌟⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ selection.

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