A Fish Called Avalon, the iconic South Beach restaurant renowned for its culinary delights from the sea, now has the distinction of serving up the Best Key Lime Pie! This is according to the American Pie Council, which recently held its 25th Annual National Pie Championships® in Orlando, where amateur, professional and commercial pie bakers competed for the best pies in the country.
Pies have long been recognized as one of America’s most beloved desserts, and nothing says Florida like Key Lime Pie. The competition is fierce to create the perfect key lime pie, and now A Fish Called Avalon boasts the best of the best.
A Fish Called Avalon’s Pecan Crusted Key Lime Pie was prepared and presented at the competition by Executive Chef Kal Abdalla, whose talents in the kitchen have been recognized for the entrées he’s served up at the award-winning restaurant for nearly a decade. The mouth-watering key lime pie bested more than 470 entries in the competition’s Independent Division, in which 200 judges had to “endure” the hardship of tasting selections from throughout the United States and Canada.
“This award recognizes the creativity of our kitchen team. Our Key Lime Pie is light and tart, and is the ideal accompaniment to the vast array of entrees we prepare at the restaurant,” said Chef Kal Abdalla.
The restaurant features a refreshing pairing of key lime pie with French Guewurstraminer wine at the bar, and plans are in full swing for a celebration of National Key Lime Pie Day in September. Key lime pie is one of several dessert offerings at A Fish Called Avalon, and they now offer freshly baked pies on a takeout basis.
Located in the heart of Miami Beach’s historic Art Deco District, A Fish Called Avalon has been celebrated for its superb cuisine, featuring the freshest seafood, for more than 30 years. A celebrated landmark in the heart of South Beach, the restaurant has served as a backdrop for many films and photo shoots throughout the years, including Scarface, Miami Vice, Sidney Pollack’s film Random Hearts, Old Dogs, and most recently, Bad Boys 3 with Will Smith. The 1955 Oldsmobile convertible parked in front of the restaurant stands as one of the most-photographed cars in America.
A Fish Called Avalon is located at 700 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For further information, go to www.afishcalledavalon.com or call (305) 532-1727.