Culinary Institute of America

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    September 24, 2014

    Route 9 Restaurant in Coral Gables Sold

    Route 9 restaurant in Coral Gables has been sold, according to the restaurant's Twitter account. Earlier today, the couple posted the following: See also: Best Restaurant Coral Gables - Route 9

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    December 5, 2013
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    July 11, 2013

    Naylet LaRochelle's Salad Won Her a Trip to Napa Valley (Recipe)

    The smell of butternut squash brings back one of Naylet LaRochelle's fondest memories. It was during early autumn about 13 years ago that she moved into her first home with her husband. "I remember watching my husband and my dad do repairs, and the anticipation of that time. In addition to me buyin ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    26. Todd Erickson of Haven Gastro-Lounge

    New Times' Best of Miami 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Short Order is serving up the top 30 Tastemakers in the 305. These people have helped shape the Miami food scene into what it is today. We began with number 30 and will lead up to the county's number one. A Q&A session is included in ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    30. Allegra Angelo of 50 Eggs

    New Times' Best of Miami 2013 issue arrives June 13. To celebrate, Short Order is serving up our top 30 tastemakers in the 305. These are the people who we think have helped pave the Miami food scene to become what it is today. We start with number 30 and lead up to the county's number one. A questi ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Art Basel: Where to Find Beautiful Food in Miami

    At 9 pm on a Friday, a restaurant kitchen is busier than it has been all week. The smell of sizzling butter and seared steaks lingers by the stove. Pans are tossed back and forth, making a scratching sound against the hot burners. Amidst the madness, a chef -- wearing an impeccable white coat -- b ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Miami Book Fair International 2012: Best Food Authors

    It's your month, hungry literati. Tom Wolfe kicked of the Miami Book Fair last night and many great authors are in town. Some of them will speak about food during the event, which stretches from November 11 to 18 at Miami Dade College's Wolfson campus in downtown Miami. 2012 marks the 29th year the ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    Pastry Chef Cindy Kruse Out of Acme Bakery & Coffee

    On Tuesday, the folks behind The Federal Food Drink and Provisions announced their most recent undertaking: Acme Bakery and Coffee, slated to open in Wynwood around mid-September. Spearheading the force behind the homemade breads, pastries, and candies was Cindy Kruse, formerly of Gigi, but Short Or ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    109 Seconds To Select Your Ecstasy: 5 Ideas To Improve Menus

    It is said that the average diner peruses a menu for a mere 109 seconds. Before we get on to improving menus, I'd suggest diners improve their chances of getting a good meal by spending more time than that. But it is what it is, at least according to a feature story called Menu as Marketing Tool in ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Norman Van Aken: Culinary School Will Definitely Make You a Better Chef

    It is 3 p.m. on a Tuesday and world-renowned chef Norman Van Aken is in his office at the Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) with the third issue of critically-acclaimed Lucky Peach magazine, a "quarterly journal of food and writing." Inside the pages of the mag, created by Chef David Chang, an interest ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012

    Chef Suvir Saran Serves Up Healthy Indian at Cafe Sambal

    ​We just love it when chefs are imported from afar to bring a taste of something special to the table. Now through Sunday, chef Suvir Saran of NYC's Dévi (the first ever Michelin-rated Indian restaurant stateside) is offering a special menu at Cafe Sambal, inspired by his cookbook, American Masal ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    Derin Moore at Turnberry Isle: Miami's Master Chef

    ​There are only 66 American chefs certified by the  American Culinary Federation (ACF), and now Miami-Dade finally has one with the appointment of chef Derin Moore at Turnberry Isle in Aventura. In the wide world of culinary talent and style, why are there so few chefs who can really say ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    The Federal, Set to Open This Month, Reveals Menu Highlights

    ​Take note, Pious Pig Restaurant Group patrons! Aniece Meinhold, Cesar Zapata, and Alejandro Ortiz have officially announced the opening of the Federal Food Drink & Provisions in mid-January. That means food, beer, and a good time are all soon to come for the location at NE 51st Street an ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011
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    November 2, 2011

    Miami Culinary Institute Already Failing Its Students

    ​I'll never forget the dread of marching from kitchen to dining room towards the table I was serving with a bottle of French wine in hand. It was at the Culinary Institute of America's fine French restaurant -- the first time I had ever waited on a table, and the second time I was taking this part ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Scott Fredel of Pilar Is a Fisherman, a Family Man, and Once Worked at EuroDisney

    Miami born and raised, Chef ​Scott Fredel grew up enjoying Florida's fertile waters, fishing all the time. The chef left our sunny shores only for a taste of the Big Apple's Culinary Institute of America, and for a jaunt at EuroDisney, but we won't ruin his story for you. You can read it here your ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Bryan Voltaggio on Top Chef and Making an Impact

    ​Most people know Bryan Voltaggio from his participation in season six of Top Chef. But by the time he landed on the show, Voltaggio already had a pretty impressive culinary resume. He started cooking when he was 14 in Frederick, Maryland, and after attending the Culinary Institute of America, wen ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    New Coral Gables Restaurant Route 9 is a Tribute to Love, Youth, and the CIA

    Jeremy and Paola Goldberg of Route 9​Coral Gables residents with chain restaurant fatigue will be heartened by a new establishment on the block (though off the Mile): Route 9, set to open February 20. Located just down Ponce de Leon Boulevard, near Coral Gables Elementary, the 50ish-seat spot is a ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    South Florida's Top Somms Judge United Way's "Best in Glass" Competition

    ​Miami Wine Festival Director, Lyn Farmer, tapped 20 of South Florida's top sommeliers to put their palates and purple tongues to work for a good cause by participating in the "Best in Glass" competition, which was dedicated to judging some of the "best of the best" by-the-glass wine selection ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Where in the World is Norman Van Aken?

    ​There were rumors that father-son chef duo Norman and Justin Van Aken had been fired from Norman's 180 a couple weeks ago. So we decided to stalk em. Or at least their Twitter.Yes, this is indeed sick and disturbing behavior, but someone had to put the rumors to bed. Norman Van Aken does a great ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Ceviche Parlor's Juan Carlos Lopategui Creates Ceviche with a Twist

    ​Juan Carlos Lopategui has a long culinary background that started back in Puerto Rico on his family's fishing boat. JC,as his friends call him, "grew up on the water sport fishing. I think that's why I am obsessed with ceviche." It's easy to become a ceviche fanatic with the fresh flavors and uni ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Short Order Just Desserts -- Our Nominees Are...

    With Top Chef Just Desserts hitting the airwaves there is no doubt that satisfying a sweet tooth is the hot thing to do for cooler months ahead. So we reached out to our Short Order Best Pastry Chef Nominees to get the 411 on who they are and their favorite fall dessert. Drum roll....Chefs are liste ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    The Return of Top Chef: Season Premiere Recap

    Photo by David Giesbrecht/BravoGo Andrea, go!Season seven of Top Chef launched last night and it was great to see a very buxom Padma Lakshmi and no-nonsense Tom Colicchio return to the airwaves. This version of Top Chef is set in Washington D.C., and the puns about cooking in our nation's capital en ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Let's Talk Chef Shoes, Part One

    Lee KleinCool, comfy, colorful.​Through the early years of my career in professional kitchens, I wore ankle-high, steel-toed, Velcro-strapped, taupe-colored leather chef shoes made by the esteemed French chefwear company Bragard. They looked like nurse shoes in a straightjacket. Regardless of wher ... More >>

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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 >>

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    October 29, 2009

    The C.I.A. Wants YOU!

    ​Looking for work? The National Restaurant Association estimates a record $566 billion in food and beverage sales for 2009 (more than $1.5 billion per day). The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY, will be holding an Admissions reception at Ocean Prime (Aventura Mall) on Sunday, N ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Ceviche Parlor in Miami Serves Fresh Seafood, Salsas, and Mozzarella at Green Market

    Jacob KatelScallop Ceviche Juan Carlos Lopategui is the private chef and caterer behind the Ceviche Parlor brand. He's also a sales rep for Mozzarita, the maker of New Times' Best Mozzarella 2008. "I do corporate events, and I specialize in hordeurves parties. I went to the Culinary Institute of Ame ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    Frankie Lopez Jr. Represents The South In The Almost Famous Chef Competition

    Every year the S. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition scours the kitchens of America's culinary institutes for talented students ready to compete for the title of Almost Famous Chef. The ten most talented young chefs, as determined by regional competitions, converge on Napa, California's Culin ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 19, 2009

    Cast Your Line with Downtown Miami's Area 31

    You're sure to snag something great.

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    January 13, 2009

    Behind the Line at Wish

    Chef Marco Ferraro from Wish, winner of Miami New Times' "Best Outdoor Dining" award in 2007, one of four "Best of's" we've awarded the hotel/restaurant, says "I'm Italian. Our cuisine is contemporary-American with a global influence. We do new-American food with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredie ... More >>

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    September 24, 2008

    How To Become A Food Critic

    You could be he. I figure I'm getting too fat, drunk, and impossibly snotty to hold this job much longer, so I hereby give readers a heads up. If you're planning to try to oust me from my oystershell- and hamhock-encrusted throne as Food Critic at Broward-Palm Beach New Times, there's a handy wiki ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008

    Mango Festival and Brunch This Weekend

    International Mango Festival Date: July 12 - 13, 2008 Location: Fairchild Tropical Garden 10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden invites you its 16th annual International Mango Festival featuring the mangoes of Africa. The weekend features, among many other activiti ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2008

    The Tao of Timó

    Five years on, it's the same as it ever was: a great restaurant.

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    February 4, 2008

    Eat the Pigskin, Don't Watch It

    Our lame nation spent Sunday coveting the pig skin. Brazil ate it and had a real party. Because a bawdy, sexual parade is about a million times more interesting than two squadrons of men running into each other between expensive tv ads. That said, I decided to celebrate the week with Brazil’s na ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008

    Michael's Kitsch-en

    This might be the cure for boring food, but it sure ain't the remedy for obesity.

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    February 23, 2006

    Tin Chefs

    The disconnect between a culinary student's white-collar dreams and the restaurant world's blue-collar reality

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    February 2, 2006

    Tea for Two

    This Coral Gables boudoir may be the chicest place in town to get some

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    January 13, 2005
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    July 8, 2004

    Fruit Nuts

    Mango madness at Fairchild

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    Hedy Goldsmith

    Nemo/Shoji Sushi/Big Pink

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    February 14, 2002

    Shooting Blanks

    Ammo is no dump, but it isn't loaded either

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