Flavors in Full Bloom! Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden Unveils New Chef and Menus

Isabelle Grill Room and Garden
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The chic Coconut Grove eatery, Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden, located in The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami, is welcoming summer with new fresh and enticing offerings spearheaded by the luxury resort’s new Executive Chef Ashley Stanton. A native of Buffalo, New York, Stanton has been a member of The Ritz-Carlton culinary team since 2012, most recently in the role of Executive Sous Chef, and brings close to 15 years of expertise and creativity to the resort. On Monday, June 13, 2022, Stanton’s revamped lunch and dinner offerings will be unveiled at Isabelle’s to celebrate the change of the season and welcome hotel guests and locals to an inspired, elevated experience that invigorates the senses through vibrant flavors, an eclectic and dynamic dining room and outdoor garden oasis with elegant service.

Flavors in Full Bloom! Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden Unveils New Chef and Menus

Highlighting fresh and seasonal ingredients, lunch at Isabelle’s offers a variety of new offerings, ideal for guests to enjoy while basking in the fresh air of Summer on the picturesque outdoor garden terraceTo start, highlights include a Hearth Skillet served with rosemary, coconut palm dinner rolls, and wildflower honey butter; Feta Bruciata with blistered tomatoes and lemon agrodolce; Pomodoro Verdi Fritti with green tomatoes, charred avocado, Nueske’s bacon, and aioli; and Big Eye Tuna Crudo complemented by Key lime, arbequina, and Aleppo ($9 – $26). A selection of lighter, seasonal options are showcased amongst Market Greens, including Spinach & Rocket topped with red quinoa, strawberries, fresh chevre crumbles, Marcona almonds, pickled shallots, and blood orange with a champagne vinaigrette, and Spring Mizuna with sesame-crusted ahi tuna, avocado, jicama, watermelon radish, cucumber, and plantain, accompanied by ginger passionfruit vinaigrette ($18 – $32). Several delectable handhelds will indeed be enjoyed from the Signature Sandwiches section, including Caprese Tartine with grilled tomato, fresh burrata, cucumber, Kalamata, tapenade, and arbequina; Blackened Corvina topped with fennel and jicama slaw, watercress, Romanesco and aioli; Buttermilk Chicken BLT, served on toasted brioche with Nueske’s bacon, ripe vine tomatoes, aioli and rocket; and a Club Burger featuring short rib and American wagyu with applewood smoked bacon, white cheddar, port onion jam and house sauce ($22 – $28).

Isabelle’s Grill Room & Garden Unveils New Chef and Menus

While the midday menu is tempting, the new Dinner dishes are compelling enough to warrant a second trip in the evening, where guests can indulge in lunch favorites amongst many new evening offerings. Find Isabelle’s full dinner menu here. Complementing the new offerings is a vibrant cocktail program featuring a lineup of floral-inspired Signature Cocktails that evoke, in a glass, the restaurant’s garden vibe. Unique libations include Jasmine Highball – jasmine vodka infusion, lime juice, lychee puree, and club soda; Always Thyme for Love – gin thyme infusion, honey syrup, white peach puree, lemon, and Charles de Fere champagne; Isabelle’s Garden Mojito – white rum, apple liqueur, rosemary, thyme, mint, lime, and Charles de Fere champagne and Elderfashioned – bourbon, St. Germain and angostura bitters, amongst others ($16 – $17).

Isabelle’s Grill Room and Garden is located at 3300 SW 27th Avenue at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami. Lunch is served daily from 11 AM to 5 PM; dinner is served daily from 5 PM to 10 PM. Guests that valet will enjoy a discounted rate of $10. Reservations are encouraged and can be booked HERE. www.isabellescoconutgrove.com.

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