You'll be greeted as you enter with soft, spiderlike lights and canopied mosquito netting that will make you wonder whether you're on a secluded island or inside one of King Tut's temples. Chef Cindy Hutson has truly perfected her tantalizing New World Caribbean cuisine that also graces the menus of her two other Ortaniques in Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas. For starters, an absolute must is the pumpkin bisque with a hint of pepper sherry. Afterward, move on to the tropical mango salad with fresh marinated sable hearts of palm, julienne mango, baby field greens, toasted Caribbean candied pecans, and passion-fruit vinaigrette. For an entree, I recommend the pan-sautéed Bahamian black grouper marinated in teriyaki and sesame oil. It's served with an ortanique (an orangelike fruit) orange liqueur sauce and topped with steamed seasoned chayote, zucchini, and carrots on a lemon-orange boniato-sweet plantain mash. For dessert, try the chocolate mango tower -- layers of brownie, chocolate mango mousse, meringue, and sponge cake, accompanied by mango sorbet and tropical-fruit salsa. Entrees may not be cheap, but they're a lot less than airfare to the islands, which is where most, if not all, of the ingredients hail from.
- © Frommer's 2013
User Reviews for Ortanique on the Mile
Love love love this place!
i love everything about the place but Joel makes the experience complete. The man is a genius at concocting on the spot drinks. He made me a drink he now refers to as "the passion...
- posted on 09.02.11
- by by Nizag at Citysearch
GREAT FOOD BUT NOT SO GREAT SERVICE
I went to Ortanique on the Mile to celebrate my anniversary with my significant other. The restaurant has beautiful decor and I was looking forward to experiencing great food and a...
- posted on 05.14.11
- by by ilovefoodmiamiflorida at Citysearch
- Very Highly Recommended 2009
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