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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Get Cultured in Miami


2. Where to Eat

Michelle Bernstein, the consulting chef for trendy lounges Social Hollywood and Social Miami, now has a restaurant of her own. Michy’s (6927 Biscayne Blvd.; 305-759-2001) has a varied tapas selection; get the blue-cheese-and-jamón croquetas with fig marmalade. It’s 30 blocks (shorter than it sounds) north of the Wynwood Art District — perfect after gallery night on the second Saturday of the month.

Karu & Y opened on October 10 and is 42,000 square feet, with chandeliers from Dale Chihuly, a Venini glass installation, and cascading waterfalls. The menu is a tame take on Spanish deconstruction with roasted veal sweetbreads and octopus carpaccio.

Call far, far ahead for a table at Casa Tua. Relish delicate Italian dishes (try the gnocchi in a burrata-cream-and-tomato sauce) and view rotating exhibitions such as photography by Matthias Petrus Schaller, Elliott Erwitt, and Irving Penn.

An inexpensive but worthwhile Lincoln Road eatery is Miss Yip Chinese Cafe, where New York snowbirds nosh on pepper steak and perfectly cooked Chinese broccoli.

Published on Oct 17, 2006 as a web exclusive.

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