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Otentic - A Delicious French Meal

There are so many restaurants in South Beach, that it is very hard sometimes to decipher the good from the awful.  In all our adventures of trying new places, I have managed to put together a damn good list of must eats in South Beach.  On our last visit, we tried a place on a whim and it happened to blow all of our expectations.  Otentic on Washington near fifth is a quiet little place away from the histle and bustle of Ocean drive, and from the outside looks nothing out of the ordinary.  



We sat down and ordered up four mains and a charcuterie board to share as a starter.  A gorgeous wood board arrived filled with delicious meats, delectable cornichons and tangy dijon mustard dipping sauces.  The charcuterie disappeared relatively quickly.  With each bite our excitement for our mains grew and grew.





As we finished up our charcuterie, we chatted and drank some delicious wine as we patiently waited for our mains to arrive.  The seared salmon delicately seasoned and served with a deliciously creamy basil linguini was perfection.  The linguini, creamy but not exceedingly heavy, complimented the delicate and perfectly cooked salmon beautifully.  Two of us ordered this main and truly enjoyed it.  



The roasted chicken with Porcini mushroom sauce was such a large plate.  When it arrived we never thought it would be devoured as quickly as it was.  The chicken was roasted perfectly and the Dauphinois potatoes were scrumptious, but the star of this plate was the Porcini sauce.  That sauce was one that I could never forget.  I still dream of the flavours today.  The sauce was heavy and creamy, but that deep earthy mushroom flavour  was 
exceptionally delicious.          




The last main we enjoyed was the Otentic Farmer's steak served with crispy French fries and Beurre Maitre d'Hotel.  The steak was cooked to a perfect medium rare, French fries were cut in house and oh so delicious, and that Beurre Maitre d'Hotel was absolutely scrumptious.  The light arugula salad complimented the dish well and lightened up the plate.  




We had a lovely dinner at Otentic and have recommended this place a few times.  It is so refreshing to find such a gem on a whim.  Sometimes being adventurous truly pays off.

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