Chef Norman made a name for himself with his restaurant that was in Coral Gables Fl for many years. I ate there several times and always enjoyed it. His restaurant in the Ritz has evolved, but his style of mixing Latin American and American food is what makes him different than most chefs. The restaurant is very elegant. You sit next to windows that stretch out like a semi-circle. The center of the room has a high rotunda, with one large table in the middle of the room. You don't have that congested feel like most restaurants. The food is unique and well prepared. Portions are mostly small, so not for those who like quantity. We started out with a beet salad and a shrimp dish. The shrimp were 2 large tiger shrimp, lightly breaded, fried with a Costa Rican slaw. Our main course was a Yellow-Tail snapper fan sauteed and then placed under the broiler to slightly grill. The vegetables that came with it were steamed perfectly. Our other dish was Havana Pork. A perfectly prepared piece of pork served beautifully with 3 different types of sauces. Our Waiter Christian was a delight. You could sense his excitement as he explained every dish to you. His professionalism far exceeded his years. A very nice overall experience.
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