Shanai, Ian, Dad and I had lunch today at Ortanique. Ortanique is located at 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134. I have been to Ortanique many times over the years and wanted to give you all an update. The food is still GREAT. I had their famous pork chop with sticky rice and a great tangy fruity sauce. We also shared the salmon, Mahi Mahi, eggplant lasagna and the daily ceviche. All was very good.
It is remarkable that Ortanique has continued to serve such great food all these years!
OMG we love Helene so much. We had a birthday party for her tonight at our home along with six of our best friends. So much fun to share…
Friday night, November 15th, 2013, Steven Pinkert, his wife and two friends had dinner at Chu’s Restautant. Chu’s has great Chinese food. It is Taiwanese style Chinese food. You might be wondering why I can judge Chinese food (aside from the fact that I have been to Beijing over fifty times)! My friend, the Beijing Jazz Singer, Autumn Q, was visiting Miami a few weeks ago, and we went to Chu’s. She said it was fantastic…so there you go. If you happen to go to Chu’s, I recommend the soup dumplings (Xiaolongbao) and the tofu which is a cold dish served cut into thin tofu noodles. Enjoy!
Last night we celebrated Ian’s 29th birthday. We had Keith, Ian and Jess, Jim and Ani, Sherma and Steven, Dad and Shanai. WE dined in a private room at Prime 112 which is located on South Beach. I would describe it as an Italian Steak house. The filet bone in steaks were some of the best we had ever had. Also the crab appetizer and the fried Chicken on waffles are not to be overlooked. The service was very good and since it was a week night, early in our season here in Miami, it was busy but not slammed as it would be on a Friday or Saturday from Thanksgiving to April or May.
Steven Pinkert, Sherma Pinkert & Robert Pinkert
Ian and Jess
Ian, Keith and Jess
Jim and Ani
Steven Pinkert’s Dad, Robert Pinkert looks fantastic! (Steve’s son Keith looks great as well)
On November 1, 2013, Sherma and I and a few close friends did the 3 night cruise on Royal Carribean’s Majesty of the Seas. We took an inside cabin as the ship was completely full. It wasn’t too bad really. Comfortable bed and you could sleep late as these was no window! Not even a port hole.
The food was also very good. Service in the dining room was excellent as well. It was a great weekend get a way, and Sherma and I never left the ship!
Sherma onboard Majesty