Food is about taste. Not just flavor but also your personal sense of taste, your preferences for certain types of cuisine, for sweet or savory or spicy or bitter. So I’m not going to claim that the power rankings are the be-all, end-all. They are one person’s list in order of preference. Where I’d most like to dine on any given night, all things being equal. But I’m not going to shy away from advertising the dissenting opinions of others: whether they love a place I loathe or vice versa.
First up: Food For Thought’s recent post on Buena Vista Bistro. It is no secret that I love this place (#4 on the current rankings). But Frodnesor, one of the preeminent Miami restaurant bloggers, sees things differently. Check out his post. Especially heartbreaking? His lukewarm reaction to the tuna tartare (my 2009 dish of the year). The good news? Maybe they won’t sell out next time I’m there. So on second thought, the tuna tartare is trash and you should avoid it at all costs. If you see me there eating 15 of them like Kobayashi on the Fourth of July, then pay no mind. Gracias.