When we think of Wynwood, two things come to mind: art and food. At R House, these two concepts are fused to create a dining experience that’s as visually pleasing as it is palate pleasing. Recently, Executive Chef Rocco Carulli refreshed the menu and added a bevy of new items for diners to enjoy. Here’s what you can expect the next time you visit.
The new selections emphasize family-style dining, so expect to try a little bit of a lot of things. No meal is complete without Bread and Sauce. While the name might not excite you, the flavor certainly will. The rustic hunks of bread come with a trio of sauces that’ll have you dipping to your stomach’s delight — the ricotta cheese is dangerous.
The Gamberetto Marinara — shrimp, Pugliese marinara, garlic, chili flakes and lemon — is one of the newer entrees that features subtle citrus notes and some heat to liven up your meal, while the Short Rib Pizza packs a tasty barbecue sauce that meshes perfectly with the meat and the other elements on the pie. If there’s one item you absolutely need to order, though, it’s the Pan-Seared Local Grouper Cheek that sits atop a warm beluga lentil and bacon salad. It’s not often that seafood impresses us, but the grouper was definitely a highlight.
You’re going to have to work for your dessert. The Zeppole come in a brown paper bag that you shake to ensure the powdered sugar covers every inch of the dough balls; the treats can be ordered with various fillings like chocolate chips and blackberries. The interactivity is loads of fun with a large group, especially after a few drinks from R House’s flavor-forward cocktail program. The R Signature Ginger Infused Martini, Berry Bourbon and Culantro Martini are just a few of the libations available for you to throw back.
Like we mentioned earlier, the new selections are best experienced with a group — there’s so much to try. Our parting advice: Round up some friends, head to R House and dig in.