New Chef At Pilar in Aventura

Introducing the new executive chef Erica Nicholl and her fall menu at Pilar Local Restaurant & Bar in Aventura. Photos by Jipsy

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Introducing the new executive chef Erica Nicholl and her new menu at Pilar Local Restaurant & Bar in Aventura. Photos by Jipsy
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Samplings of the new Crab Cake.This starter is served with apple slaw, prosecco vinaigrette, remoulade. Photos by Jipsy
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Pilar's Tuna Tartare. Ahi tuna with avocado salsa, wonton chips and fresh wasabi. Photos by Jipsy
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The new executive chef Erica Nicholl is a Dallas-native and award-winning pastry chef who now brings her touch to local favorite Pilar in the heart of Aventura. Photos by Jipsy
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Sampling of the Seared Scallops, served with butternut squash puree, sauteed kale, with whole grain mustard sauce. Photos by Jipsy
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Chef Erica Nicholl has been serving up cuisine in Texas for A-list celebs like Robert De Niro, Jennifer Aniston, Sofia Vergara, Khloé Kardashian, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Lopez, Jonah Hill, Diane Lane, The Smashing Pumpkins and more. Photos by Jipsy
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With the new fall menu, new signature cocktails are introduced. This is the refreshing Slim & Trim Maragrita. A partida blanco, agave and freshly squeezed lime juice. Photos by Jipsy
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At Pilar Local Kitchen & Bar the 8oz. Filet Mignon is served with confit red potato, grilled asparagus, port wine shallot demi. Photos by Jipsy
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Chef Erica Nicholl was tapped on the shoulder to be the Chef de Cuisine for former President George Bush’s Presidential Library and Museum in 2013. In this role, she oversaw the catering kitchen and prepared meals for the Bush family, friends and dignitaries in the 0Presidential Suite. Photos by Jipsy
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Rounding off the menu are the indulgent 'Desserts". This seasonal pumpkin sweetness is only on the menu for a short time, but expect their very popular Fried Oreos that are fluffy and sinfully warmed to perfection, served with Dutch chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream. Photos by Jipsy
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Meet Alex, Pilar''s mixologist and music curator. His cocktails are a great reason to make it to Happy Hour (everyday 4 pm till 7 pm) when shopping in the area. Photos by Jipsy
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For guests on-the-go, a “Business Lunch” special is available Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. offering a three course meal for $13.95. To unwind after work, “Happy Hour” is available daily at the bar from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with half off cocktails and wines and $6 bar bites. for more information, please visitnwww.pilarrestaurantandbar.com. Photos by Jipsy
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Pilar Local Restaurant & Bar is located at 20475 Biscayne Boulevard in the Promenade Shops, steps away from Aventura Mall and serves as the ideal midway point for guests and families traveling from Broward and Miami. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.n(Monday – Friday); 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Saturday – Sunday). Photos by Jipsy
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