WINGS & THINGS – Poolside Snacks @ The EDEN ROC Hotel, Miami
Miami’s timeless EDEN ROC HOTEL will always have a special place in my heart! Not only has it hosted Hollywood greats such as Elizabeth Taylor, Humphrey Bogart and Lucille Ball, it was also the very FIRST hotel I stayed at when I first visited Miami back in 2000! I fell in love with Miami so much, that trip urged my first tattoo – I knew I had to return home with a souvenir that would last forever.
So for the first time in 13 years, I returned to the Eden Roc last year. With a new tower, an updated restaurant and a much livelier lobby, the hotel still maintains an air of sophistication with glamorous decor, stylish and commodious rooms, and luxurious amenities. Last week, I headed to the pool for some sun and R&R and ultimately lunched at the hotel’s outdoor bar and restaurant – the Cabana Beach Club!
The chicken wings were delicious! Simple and dredged in sauce, they were served with celery and bleu cheese dressing! Standard, but hot and good!
The Cabana Club offers a “Floribbean” menu that features a fusion of South Beach signature dishes and some Caribbean staple items all in one! Perfectly crafted cocktails and lively entertainment make poolside lounging fun and active at the Eden Roc. Eye candy moves around in bikinis and everyone has a good time at the oceanside bar!
Unfortunately, the oversized conch fritters were too big to enjoy! They lacked flavor and seasoning, and although I love the Eden Roc for their classic scenery, dining on their conch fritters only confirmed that my favorite Caribbean appetizer should only be eaten in the Caribbean! This is the 2nd time I’ve tried conch fritters in Florida and they were not great. Check out my review of the conch fritters I found in the Miami airport.
But you don’t stay at the Eden Roc for conch fritters! The hotel is an homage to history and a contemporary celebration of everything fabulous when it comes to staying at hotels! I love the hotel, the food at their restaurant 1500 Degrees is delicious. So while I couldn’t rave about the conch fritters, the Eden Roc, no doubt, remains one of the best luxury spots on South Beach!