Love Is Blind in Coral Gables: Shrimp and Prosciutto Dumplings, Nutella Pizza
If love is blind, it's a serious shame, because that means it can't get a gander at the striking digs of its namesake new eatery in Coral Gables. Walk into Love Is Blind, adjacent to Merrick Park, and you're face-to-face with a glowing panorama of mounted candles, a tulip-topped gramophone, and a vaulted ceiling rimmed with poetic quotes.
The thematic spot is in keeping with owners Carlos Galan and JC Chamizo's stylistic sensibilities: dramatic, unapologetic, sexy. The duo is also behind Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita and Crazy About You -- and you can see the family resemblance.
Short Order was invited to the newly opened spot for a first bite. Check out what we sampled.
- Love is Blind Food & Wine Opens in Coral Gables
From tip to toes, the new spot screams sex appeal and affection, from classic quotes adorning ceiling panels and white, flickering candles to bold cast-iron dinnerware and blown glass sculptures.
And while some menu items are reminiscent of their sister restaurants (the famous serrano ham croquettes, for example), others are unique to Love. Like the others, it's set up as a prix fixe, so the three tiers of $17.99, $20.99, and $24.99 include an entrée and choice of appetizer.
We sampled several of the menu offerings, including:
Creamy oyster bisque with a shrimp and prosciutto dumpling -- poured tableside.
Photo by Paula Echeverria Zamora