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I do not like celebrating my birthday! I love my family and friends and I don't care that I'm getting older but I hate being the center of attention. This is probably also why I blog vs vlog!
I couldn't travel for my birthday this past July because we were already heading to California for the family trip. Greg came up with the idea to go to the newly opened Zuma since we love the one in Miami. In the end, we were a party of 6 plus my new nephew.
My sister and brother in law were stuck in traffic so we ordered a couple of cocktails and small bites. Once we were all seated we all opted for the Omakase. Here's where the restaurant failed. The staff came out to say that because of my dairy allergy I would need to order a la carte because (and I quote) "the chef would like the Omakase served as it's meant to be." I've eaten twice at Zuma Miami and both times I've had a dairy-free Omakase experience that was amazing. I ended up taking several packages of Lactaid to get me through the meal. Considering this was my birthday dinner I wanted to go all out.
A few days later a manager from the restaurant called me (due to my Instagram post) and was hoping to find out what happened. While it was a nice chat and I received an apology there wasn't any compensation.
Now on to the food. Each dish was plentiful, beautiful, and seasoned well. I found the salad to be the least exciting and the main course to be the most exciting. I didn't think Zuma's amazing dessert displays could be outshined but the platter of truffled steak, crab legs, and corn definitely did!
I would definitely return and recommend Zuma and I'm hoping that the small service hiccup will be corrected for the future.