Sunday, March 22, 2009
I Corsini, South Beach
Best new date spot on the beach: I Corsini. Seriously, the place is practically made for marriage proposals. Or at least a little post-feasting snogging. There's plenty of secluded tables set amidst tasteful outdoor lighting and lush foliage. Oh, and the chef's a hottie, so make sure to catch a glimpse of him at work in the open kitchen. He'll probably come around to your table at some point in the night anyway, it's just that kind of place.
What should you order?
Well, the tripe for starters. Yes, it's quite offal (tee-hee), stewed to chewy perfection and seasoned with rosemary and pine nuts. There's also Sardinia-esque pastas (the chef honed his skills at the Purdy Ave restaurant), like a tagliolini with shaved bottarga. The Tuscan bread soup, listed as a starter, is hearty enough for a main and the tortellone stuffed with pumpkin are delicate and delicious. We also polished off a board of mixed grill with lamb, steak and roasted baby chicken.
Right now the restaurant is running a three-course $33 menu that includes a glass of wine.
560 Washington Ave, South Beach.