Spotlight On: Table 55 at the Hilton Miami Dadeland
Table 55 was named after the original property it sits on, Henry Kendall’s 55 acres of fruit groves. Today his legacy is carried on in the name of the street the property is on, Kendall Drive. The Hilton Miami Dadeland, managed by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, is led by General Manager James Shandor. Their restaurant, Table 55, creates flavorful, fresh and seasonal food offerings that are made with the best ingredients from sustainable local farms and producers, and complemented with produce from their on-site garden. Table 55 is another example of the new generation of hotel destination restaurants, a favorite spot for both locals and guests.
In the bar, the mixologists have the same philosophy — using locally sourced farm fresh ingredients, they create fresh and exciting cocktails. Signature cocktails include the T55 Hard Lemonade and The Antidote, featured here.
T55 Hard Lemonade
Ingredients: Strawberry, cucumber, lemon juice, agave and Tito’s Handmade Vodka
- Muddle the strawberry and the cucumber together with the lemon juice and agave in a shaker.
- Add the Vodka and ice, and then shake.
- Pour all in a highball, and garnish with a cucumber slice and strawberry on a bamboo s
This drink is named after the stunning farm fresh restaurant Table 55, where the staff pride themselves on using the freshest local produce, an approach showcased in this cocktail with fresh strawberries and cucumbers harvested from local farms.
Ingredients: Don Julio Tequila, Vida Mezcal, St-Germain, lime juice and agave
- Pour all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake, then strain into a martini glass and garnish with a lime wheel.
Truly the perfect antidote for a tough day at work and the beginning of a night of fun with friends, this cocktail is considered to be an exciting and tougher version of a Margarita.