Good things are happening in Bay Harbor Islands, the site of chef Sandra Stefani's new Open Kitchen.
The place is overwhelmingly quaint, with a great selection of wines and craft beers and a chalkboard menu of daily lunch specials - things like oriechette with arugula pesto and mozzarella and turkey meatloaf. The cafe is only open for lunch but Stefani still hosts her famous Italian cooking classes on Saturdays (limited to eight students) where you participate in creating a four-course meal that is then enjoyed with the entire class afterwards. There's also a great family-style take out menu available on those night when you don't want to cook but still love the idea of a giant pan of braised short ribs simmering in your oven. They'll make it happen.
|Gourmet staples - beer, wine and chocolate.|
|A delicate potato-asparagus soup.|
1071 95 St, Bay Harbor
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