Biella Ristorante, Sunny Isles Beach’s newest dining destination for modern, Italian-fusion offers a bounty of signature dishes hailing from the beloved boot-shaped country, however one showstopping dish stands out from the rest; the Spaghetti alla Ruota.
A decadent tableside preparation, the Spaghetti alla Ruota is the latest dish to join the menu. First, a whole block of Parmesan cheese is split in half and its surface is set on fire to lightly melt the first layer. Next, Biella’s Executive Chef Jorge Cabrera throws a pan-full of house-made spaghetti with pancetta (the Italian version of bacon) right on top of the cheese, carefully mixing the ingredients on the warm surface of the wheel until it catches that heavenly and delightfully robust flavor of Parmesan.
The spaghetti is then plated—but chef continues to scrape the surface of the cheese that in the meanwhile starts to solidify generating some incredibly tasty crusts, which are then collected and used to top the pasta. The dish is then finished with truffle oil and fresh parsley.
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Since opening in April in Sunny Isles Beach, Biella Ristorante has been serving up delicious Italian fare inspired by the quaint township in Northern Italy for which it was named. Far from traditional, the menu highlights such dishes as a smoked salmon pizza made with a jet-black squid ink crust, foie gras toast with raspberry marmalade, and pastrami brisket with bone marrow. The kitchen also offers a rotating selection of pasta specialties “fatta en casa,” or made in-house. 17082 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, 305-974-0174