AVENTURA (CBSMiami) — For years, foodies have been flocking to Turnberry Isle in Miami to eat at the highly acclaimed, high end restaurant Bourbon Steak but these days the “other” restaurant at Turnberry Isle is getting its own loyal customers.
Cascata Grill inside Turnberry Isle Miami has a scenic and relaxed atmosphere with an 18-hole golf course view, and the menu is Mediterranean-inspired with an island flare.
Chef Vinny D’Amato is the man behind the meals at Cascata Grill.
“It’s a little old school food mixed with newer stuff,” said Chef Vinny, “It’s about cooking the classics but still hitting the flavors of the local region with fresh fish and freshest garden ingredients. All the herbs come from our local garden,” said Chef D’Amato.
Tunrberry Isle is best known for its award winning steak house, Bourbon Steak, but Cascata Grill is getting its own recognition.
“A lot of locals come to Turnberry Isle Miami to come to Bourbon Steak. Now it’s not just Bourbon steak and we’re not just the other restaurant. Cascata Grilll is here and we’re not going anywhere.” said the Chef.
Chef Vinny works his eclectic dishes in the kitchen while diners can enjoy great views in a relaxed atmosphere. Many tables are outside on the scenic terrace overlooking the golf course.
CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo sampled the Caprese Salad appetizer. But, as Petrillo points out, the Chef’s Caprese is no ordinary Caprese Salad. It has fresh mozzarella, arugula , roasted tomatoes, pecorino romano cheese, watermelon and artichokes. The chef, as Petrillo eats, makes sure she has every ingredient on her fork.
“We tell you how to eat it because we prepare it like that for a reason,” said Chef. Petrillo described the dish as, “sweet with a kick.”
With a try of the grilled scallops with a pineapple and coconut foam on top of creamy risotto Petrillo said “I can hear those steel drums now, said Petrillo.
Lastly, Petrillo tried the Chef’s creation called the Island Bouillabaisse. While the dish originates from France, Chef Vinny puts a Caribbean spin on it with the base of conch chowder, using local grouper.
Valet parking is complimentary and the restaurant is open for three meals a day, 7 days a week.