South Florida’s 5 Best Aphrodisiac Dishes

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Seared Scallops at Terra Mare
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Seared Scallops at Terra Mare

According to Greek mythology, the goddess Aphrodite was carried to earth on the shell of a scallop. Subsequently, scallops are known to raise sexual hormone levels in both men and women. Opt for Terra Mare’s signature seared scallops, served with a jalapeño-corn “sponge” and poblano, to get those levels rising.

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Avo-Uni alt AZABU Miami Beach
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Avo-Uni at AZABU Miami Beach

Traditionally a Japanese delicacy, uni is still considered there to be an aphrodisiac with its strong ocean smell and is thick, creamy, and buttery texture. Try it on top of a simply grilled half avocado, which have a reputation as an aphrodisiac dating all the way back to the Aztecs, for a love-inducing combo at AZABU Miami Beach.

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Chocotherapy at Elcielo
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Chocotherapy at Elcielo

Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, a stimulant that elicits excitement, so it is no wonder why Elcielo’s chocotherapy is a real crowd pleaser. This unique first-course involves washing your hands with chocolate and licking it off of your fingers—or someone else’s. 

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No Figgity No Doubt Cocktail at KYU
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No Figgity No Doubt Cocktail at KYU

Get in the mood with this sippable “No Figgity No Doubt” cocktail at KYU, made with figs that are high in amino acids that boost sexual stamina and increase libido.

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Grilled Oysters at Ariete
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Grilled Oysters at Ariete

Legend has it that Casanova credited the 50 oysters a day he ate as the reason for his boundless libido—making the tasty bivalve the most well-known aphrodisiac in the world. Ariete’s version offers them wood-grilled and topped with bone marrow butter for an extra indulgent take on a classic dish.

By Olee Flowler

Tis’ the season for amore, and nothing sets the mood better than some aphrodisiac-filled dishes. Luckily, South Florida restaurants are serving up these desire-inducing items all throughout the year. So whether your looking to turn up the heat on Valentine’s Day—or simply want to impress that someone special with a romantic dinner out—these five tasty options will help set the mood. 

Olee Flowler
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Olee Fowler is a native Floridian and long-time contributor to Eater Miami,...