The South of Fifth culinary food tour put on by Experience SOFI was one foodtastic event to remember. The “Spicy Diva” Christine Curran and DD’s Diva producer Ana Del Rio started the event at the succulent RED steakhouse. RED tantalized event goers tastebuds with melt in your mouth steak and mashed potatoes. The Spicy Diva particularly enjoyed the lobster and pork belly corn dogs (picture). The 2nd stop was Rossella’s Kitchen for gourmet pasta and white wine. The boutique restaurant has a cozy upscale kitchen feel, definitely a place for a nice romantic meal. They strolled over to the Stubborn Seed next and indulged on a Belvedere Vodka cocktail with passion fruit, blood orange, ginger and honey. WOW what a drink! The Divas agreed it was the favorite of the night. It was tangy yet refreshing for the summer heat.
The ride on the luxury shuttle was a pleasant burst of cool air, they hopped off at the Lobster Bar Sea Grille. What a gorgeous ambiance the restaurant has. There they met with a gentlemen serving single malt Jack Daniels which was ultra smooth. Another hop on the shuttle and they arrived at The Local House. At that time the event goers were piling in and it was a fun high energy atmosphere. Everyone was sipping South Beach Brewing Company ales and tasting edamame hummus and goat cheese balls, both were absolutely amazing. Just a few steps across the street and the Divas had fresh ceviche at SALT Kitchen & Lounge. It was light, not sauce heavy, which was great for a food tour. By this time they were definitely filling up. The venue has a Miami Vice feel which is very eclectic. The shuttle took them to their last block where they hit 3 more spots.
They enjoyed a few more Jack Daniels cocktails and some savory empanadas at South Pointe Tavern (picture). They stepped over next door and had the fish and shrimp tacos at Lobster Shack. What a great taco filling recipe they had there, definitely worth going back for. The Divas ended the evening at Cibo Wine Bar where they danced the night away with Celebrity Cruises silent disco and sipped Pinot Noir paired with a spread of gourmet meats and cheeses they just couldn’t pass up. Although the Divas didn’t make it to all 22 stops on the Experience SOFI tour, it was an amazing foodie experience that they will definitely be touring again. To see all the behind the scenes pics and videos from the event click here.