Chef de Cuisine Christina Coupet, has revamped the casual but stylish Mediterranean menu at the La Côte oceanfront  pool deck restaurant by adding a French Riviera twist to her new dishes. 

The new dinner menu lists starters such as Steamed Mussels & Clams with pancetta, fresh herbs and spiced citrus broth as well as the Seafood Platter – an array of king crab legs, oysters, chilled prawns, cherrystone clams, and tuna escabeche. Under appetizers and salads there’s Foie gras with poached pears and carrot foam; Octopus confit salad with citrus dressing, fennel, watermelon and Escargot with baby Portobello, brie and garlic sauce. The menu continues with pastas like Fava bean agnolotti with fontina cheese and celery root puree and Pappardelle with short rib ragù and pecorino Romano cheese.  Full Plate options include Butter poached lobster tail with leeks, pommes maxim, and red beet essence; Pan roasted striped bass in artichoke puree and parsley oil; and Grilled whole turbot fillet with grilled fennel and oregano vinaigrette.

New lunch additions: Conch ceviche in a citrus marinade topped with crisp plantains; chicken wings with coriander, pepper and tzatziki; as well as salads and sandwiches like the lobster roll made with poached Maine lobster, celery, green onion, herb dressing and dill potato chips.  And for desserts  warm chocolate canelle; coconut crème caramel tropical fruit soup and homemade Nutella beignets with chocolate marshmallows.

La Côte is open daily for cocktails, lunch and early dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; Happy Hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and cocktails, lunch and dinner from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.  (305) 674-4710. La Côte at Fontainebleau Miami Beach is located poolside next to the Ocean Lawn at 4441 Collins Avenue, on Miami Beach, FL 33140.