100 Favorite Dishes: No. 73 -- Tapas Sharing Platter From Johnny V

As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011,

coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida.

Send your own nominations to Deirdra.Funcheon@BrowardPalmBeach.com.

No. 73: Tapas Sharing Platter from Johnny V

Charlie loves a good cheese. Hard, soft, mild, bold; we don't discriminate. Johnny V has an extensive cheese menu that includes cheese from around the world. But when this overwhelms, we opt for Johnny V's signature Tapas Sharing Platter. 

A small cup of roasted garlic marinated olives sits atop a white plate lined with several kinds of meats and cheeses: grilled chorizo, jamon serrano, mahon, manchego, cabrales, and idiazabel cheeses.

Order with your dining companion and challenge each other to different combinations: buttery manchego with salty serrano ham wrapped around it. Creamy and crumbly cabrales piled on top of chorizo, followed by a nibble of olive. Mmm, tapas heaven!

Johnny V Restaurant

625 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Previous 100 favorite dishes:

No. 79: The Aileen Special from Undergrounds Coffeehaus
No. 80: Insalata Caprese from Fiorentina
No. 81: Angus and Brie Burger from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill

No. 82: Pulled Pork Sliders from Gratify American GastroPub

No. 83: Fagottini al Tartufo Bianco e Nero From Apicius Ristorante e Enoteca
No. 84: Guacamole from Dos Caminos
No. 85: Rock Shrimp from Bahama Mama
No. 86: The Grease Beast from Grease Burger

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