Terra Mare Brings The Best Of Globally Inspired Land And Sea Dining To Fort Lauderdale Beach
From the patio at Terra Mare in the newly opened Conrad Fort Lauderdale, diners have a view of where land meets the sea. Appropriately, the menu created by executive chef Johan Svensson is split down the middle to offer fare from “terra” and “mare” (“land” and “sea” in Italian). Not so coincidentally, the restaurant is also located just south of Terramar Street, which runs perpendicular to A1A. Let’s jump into the sea portion of the menu first. Terra Mare dishes are meant to be shared, with snacks and small plates such as the Smoked Tuna Rillette, which tastes like a traditional fish dip that’s elevated by the use of crispy tapioca instead of crackers. Or there’s the tender Grilled Octopus that comes set atop a smoked white bean purée spruced with arugula and lemon gremolata. But, if the plan is to commit to one dish, then do so with the Crispy Whole Snapper. It’s one of the most popular items on the menu, served with leeks, carrots and ginger ponzu.
The land category offers an option to let the chef compile a charcuterie board that comes accompanied by Dijon mustard, cornichon and toast. The Grilled Romaine has a smoky taste that completes the pairings of anchovy, tomato, avocado, Parmesan and bagna cauda vinaigrette. Let these dishes be the warm-up act for the Spiced Duck Breast entrée served with ras el hanout and curried lentils.
Now on to the important stuff: brunch and dessert. Korean Fried Chicken N Waffles, Ropa Vieja Empanadas N Eggs and Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes—these are just a few brunch offerings available on weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Choose from the raw bar and healthy section of the menu, featuring homemade granola and açaí, to make ordering dessert less regretful.
The Nutella Chocolate Mousse comes decorated with sesame tuile next to a side of caramel ice cream. Sips of a craft cocktail made in-house with cold-pressed juices, or a boutique wine from the Sonoma Coast to the Loire Valley, can be enjoyed between bites.
Terra Mare, 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale / 954.414.5160 / terramarefl.com