- The owners of South Beach francophile spot Cafe Maurice have opened Ratatouille in the former 8½ space at the boutique Clinton Hotel. Chef Gerard Chauvet, a celeb toque from Cote d'Azur, presides over a menu focusing on traditional brasserie fare like steak frites. The Gallic garden interior (courtesy of St. Tropez designer Herve Tapin) is the perfect spot to sup on classics like shredded foie gras and, of course, ratatouille. 821 Washington Ave. South Beach; 786.276.3850
- Alta Mar launched a late-night menu available Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 pm to 12 am. The new menu offers smaller portions or half plates priced $9-$15. Selections include a black truffle and wild mushroom homemade ravioli with truffled butter sauce ($10) and blackened North Atlantic salmon with red bell pepper vinaigrette ($10).
- Alta Cocina has a new $20 pre-fix lunch menu that offers a choice of appetizer, soup du jour or house salad, a specialty entrée, panna cotta for dessert and a glass of Sangria.
- And Moshi Moshi (which appears to be a Japanese place but I have yet to investigate) has opened on Biscayne near the Upper East Side Garden.
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