It doesn’t necessarily make sense, but the best pork dish from my weeklong trip to Latin-centric Miami was at a restaurant called The Dutch, from an Italian chef, and showcased Asian flavors. Manhattan based chef Andrew Carmellini took his talents to W South Beach to open an outpost of his latest concept days before my arrival. Unlike Locanda Verde, which is intimately Italian, The Dutch draws on global influences. The Asian White Boy Ribs ($15) spoke to me from the menu, but no words were necessary once they arrived on a wood plank. The fall-off-the-bone-spare ribs sported a deeply savory sauce crafted from hoisin, black bean and more. The finishing touches were sprinkled sesame seeds and shaved scallions.
Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.