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TK’s at the Villa Mayfair: Beyond Your Taste Buds

By Gisel Habibnejad

TK’s at the Villa Mayfair, a new restaurant in Coconut Grove, offers an abundance of creations and experiences suited to the guests’ desired needs. TK’s stays true to its reputation by taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary in every aspect, such as menu items and dining experience. Diners will always find entertainment – whether it is indulging in palette pleasing dishes, ordering drinks with a side of mixology lessons, or enjoying a chat with the head chef.

Starting with the exclusive Mojito Madness menu, cocktail connoisseurs will never again look at another mojito the same. The menu consists of twenty different concoctions. For the chocolate lover, the Chocolate Mint Mojito is comprised of ron botran, chocolate syrup, crème de menthe, lime juice, and mojito mint. One of the most unique flavors, the Chipotle Cacao Mojito, is perfectly mixed with ron botran, crème de cacao white, fresh chili, lime juice, and mojito mint.

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Without a doubt, the main attraction of the restaurant is the Chef’s Tasting Table. The four-course meal menu was carefully chosen centered around the chef and crowd favorites – all condensed into a night of bliss. Among the appetizers, the Tuna Tartare presents diced tuna in sesame oil and soy lime dressing combined with avocado and sprinkled with crispy shallots. A choice of entrée, the Spice Rubbed Bison Sirloin, combines white cheddar grits and crisp onion drizzled with a hot sauce to add an exquisite flavor to the already delicious sirloin. As for the jaw-dropping dessert options, the Peanut Butter Mousse pleases diners with a chocolate sauce, caramelized banana, and vanilla ice cream. While consumers enjoy their meals, Bar Master David Ungar, provides entertainment with his mixology presentation of TK’s Classic Mojito. To add greater enjoyment to the overall experience, head chef and Miami native, Chef Maribel Gaynor steps out of the kitchen between meals and joins her diners to discuss favorite foods and answer questions. Talk about a true chef’s tasting table experience!

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TK’s has also taken a favorite Miami Sunday pastime a step further with Benedict Maniac. Start your day off right by indulging in one of their eleven different styles of signature brunch benedict plates. Each dish commences with the same foundation of two poached eggs on a toasted English muffin, topped with Hollandaise sauce and served with seasoned breakfast potatoes. Next, each benedict adds different ingredients particular to the Benedict Maniac of your choice. Selections include: Bacon Benedict, Italian Benedict, and Crab Cake Benedict.

The search for a unique and intimate dining experience is what attracts guests to TK’s at the Villa Mayfair. The perfectly detailed interior decorating, friendly staff, never-ending entertainment, and most importantly the Asian American finesse and Latin cuisine tailored to your needs is what keeps customers coming back.

Photography by IMANI OGDEN

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