Ticety – A French treat in Coral Gables, Florida

ticetysandwichWith tea being the second most popular drink after water, it’s no surprise a tea bar should pop up in Coral Gables. But this is no ordinary one. Ticety is a very chic and charming little bit of France on Miracle Mile where a great selection of organic teas are served, hot and cold, as well as gourmet sandwiches, salads and pastries that will have you coming back for more.ticetybeetroot

Beautiful decor nicely combined with an ever so relaxing atmosphere is truly inviting: a lush walled garden lined with comfy wicker swivel chairs and low tables with an open view to  the mile will, no doubt,  entice you take a break and savor some of the finest  teas ever concocted. From delightful green blends like raspberry or mint, to the wild rose white  blend or the island vanilla black blend, every brew is uniquely delicious..

There are many tempting  items on the menu like the Asian shrimp salad made with orange, lemongrass and spinach or the goat cheese foccacia made with tomato, basil and honey. I treated myself to the Copa bun:  small bites of a grilled  brioche-like roll with prosciutto, fresh burrata, avocado and basil served with  a side of greens and cherry tomatoes.  Exquisite!

Another great treat was the smoked salmon salad: a colorful serving of chioggia beetroot, asparagus and granny smith apple with a crunchy citrus dressing. An ever so light croque monsieur was made with Serrano ham, Parmesan cheese and a  touch of truffle oil.ticetycroque

To wash it down, nothing like the caffeine-free berry ice tea served in a lovely pitcher along with some agave syrup for sweetening. Not for me – it was perfect! For those with a  sweet tooth, nothing like the a nice  selection of fine pastries that includes chocolate and almond croissants, fruit scones, danishes and muffins.

ticety1As I enjoyed my lovely lunch, I noticed a particular attention to detail in every way: prompt and courteous service, eye catching dish presentation and a great atmosphere; very French in deed and a  true luxury in these days of coffee shop  chains and pre-packaged food. Whether for  breakfast, lunch or dinner, Ticety  is, by far, the most interesting place on the mile!  





206 Miracle Mile

Coral Gables, Florida 33149

(786) 280-2713




Kale salad with quinoa


This is a highly nutritious and delicious salad.  Kale, loaded with antioxidants,  is high in vitamin A and C. Walnuts add vitamin E and omega 3s. Quinoa is a power food high in protein, magnesium and folate.

2 cups of chopped organic kale

1/4 cup quinoa 

1 garlic clove

1/4 cup  chopped onion

1 cup chopped  walnuts

1/4 cranberries

1 orange (squeezed)

1/2 lemon (squeezed)

2 tbsp honey

4 tbsp of olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


Sautée the chopped onion, add salt  and let it caramelize- about 20 minutes. Set aside. In the meantime, sautée minced garlic in a tbsp of olive oil, add quinoa and toast for a bit.  Add  1/4  cup of water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.  Once done, remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes covered. Uncover and fluff with a fork.

Wash kale and dry well. Chop in ribbons and place in a large bowl. Make dressing by mixing orange juice, lemon juice, 2 tbsp of  honey, 1/4 cup of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.  Emulsify with a whisk. Cover kale with the dressing, mix well. Toss in quinoa, walnuts and cranberries. Enjoy!