Alfred Portale

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Follow Your Favorite SOBEWFF Personalities on Twitter, Instagram

    With the SoBeWFF just days away, celebrity chefs are leaving their hometowns to flood our sunny city with big personalities and debaucherous dalliances. This is their version of spring break, after all -- so anything can happen. This tendency towards troublemaking means you'd be wise to follow your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Alfred Portale's Advice for Vegetarian Diners: "Call the Restaurant in Advance"

    Considering he's the dude behind Gotham Steak, Chef Alfred Portale's expertise on all things vegetable might surprise more than a few people. But expertise, he has. So much so that he recently released a vegetarian recipe journal, Greenmarket to Gotham, and he's hosting a vegetarian dinner at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Will Michael Mina Take Over Gotham Steak at Fontainebleau?

    It seems as though Michael Mina is very bullish about restaurant opportunities at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Resort. The chef recently opened Michael Mina 74, an upscale restaurant/lounge at the mega-resort, where diners can feast on burgers with duck fat fries and fresh seafood straight off a d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Celebs Party at Satellite Events, Restaurants

    ​The hottest ticket in town this weekend may not have been in the Grand Tasting Village or some of the official parties. It seems that the celebs in town for the event were dining and drinking at various small gatherings and uber-private receptions at different venues scattered around Miami and Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Kane's Young Executive Chef Takes His Steak Seriously (Part 2)

    Andres Aravena​Yesterday, Short Order spoke with Executive Chef Daniel Ganem of SoFi's newest meat market, Kane Steakhouse. If you missed Part 1, just click here. What we really wanted to know is how those onion rings manage to be so crispy every time, and the secret behind Kane's steakhouse sauce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Portale, McInnis, Gorenstein, and More: Is The Classical Chef Dead?

    C. Stiles Jeff McInnis​It was while watching the PBS show Point of View about the Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France pastry competition (Kings of Pastry) -- in which classically-trained pastry chefs undergo intense training and pressure to vie for the honor of being one of France's finest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    The Five Best Burgers in Miami (From $4 to $32)

    Lesley Elliott The juicy burger at Burger & Beer Joint. ​While the origins of "National Burger Month" are difficult to trace, the popularity of hamburgers goes back to the early 20th century. When factory workers needed a quick meal that fit in one hand (for productivity? Those early in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: More and More at Best of the Best

    Chocolates from Andrew Shotts of Garrison Confections in Providence, Rhode Island​What's your idea of the good life? Is it a sprawling private event held in something called "the Sparkle Ballroom" in a glamorous over-the-top Miami Beach resort? Is it top-rated bottles of rare, aged grapes all sile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Chef Mike Sabin of Prime One Twelve: Steakhouses are Overdone

    Photo by Gary JamesSabin says he knows soul food. Did you miss last week's chat with Mike Sabin regarding the fate of Nemo? If so, click here. If not, read on:New Times: What's your favorite menu item?Mike Sabin: Hawaiian Big Eye tuna. We're the largest purchaser in the country. We do 13,000 pounds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Gotham Steak's Cote De Boeuf is a Pricey Five-Pound Meal

    If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter, here's a taste of what you're missing. Click here to subscribe.Courtesy of Fontainebleau Miami BeachGotham Steak's $250 cote de boeuf.​Were you born with a platinum spoon in your mouth and an American Express Centurion card in ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 31, 2009
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    November 2, 2009

    And the winning answer to CIA quiz is...

    The question was this:Only two people currently working in the South Florida food industry graduated The Culinary Institute of America with the highest honor accorded: The Francis B. Roth Award for Outstanding Performance. Can you name them? Most folks guessed Tim Andriola correctly. Neal Cooper eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Miami Food Scene Is Stalled

    ​ For a while there, when Michy's, Michael's, Fratelli Lyon, North One 10, Pacific Time 2 and Red Light were all newish news, it looked as though Miami was on its way to becoming a cool food town -- the sort with a community of chefs who open restaurants that reflect their vision, and that, t ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 15, 2009

    Batty over Gotham

    The new Fontainebleau joint stakes its claim as a great Miami Beach steak house.

  • News

    November 6, 2008

    Miami Beach's New Fontainebleau Set to Debut

    A billion bucks later, the home of the stars is back.