David Werly

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    SoBeWFF: The Festival Beyond Famous Faces

    ​You might not recognize them yet, but their names should already be on your radar. These chefs are in the kitchen every day, building the culinary foundation for future success. They bring a newfound creativity to comfort foods that we traditionally consider less than great cuisine. Meatballs, sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    South Beach Valentine's Day $100,000 Indulgence and More

    Photo by Riki AltmanAzul's got the right idea.​Got a wad of cash just burning up your pocket? We found some ways to blow through that dough and maybe get a meal or two and a little lovin' in return.Top DollarHey Big Spender! We know you're just aching to find out where to drop a few hundred thou o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Top Five Restaurants For Outdoor Dining: Beyond Best of Miami 2011

    Sitting outdoors at Red Light won't cost you a fortune.​Last year, we bestowed our Best Restaurant for Outdoor Dining to Cecconi's Miami Beach for its lovely garden patio with retractable roof. And, of course, we like the food there too, a factor too often overlooked in "Best Outdoor Dining" compi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Miami's Most Expensive New Year's Eve Dinners

    ​Earlier this week, we shared a list of restaurants that offer reasonably-priced ways to bid farewell to 2011.But what about if you're a Maybach-driving playa for whom money is no object? You're going to want to start your evening with a nice (i.e. expensive) New Year's Eve extravaganza. We've got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    The Grill at the Setai Premieres New Menu Today

    Lesley ElliottThe Grill at the Setai offers a new, more casual menu including small plates and charcuterie (doesn't that leg look good?).​Starting today, The Grill at the Setai reboots culinary offerings. Executive chef David Werly has been busy remaking the menu, choosing to selectively focus on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Wine Dinner Line-Up: DB, The Setai and Meat Market's Last Stand

    db Bistro ModerneChef Verbiak's "pressee" of poultry and foie gras.​There seems to be an abundance of wine pairing dinners happening both on and off the beach, providing a glorious opportunity to do a little high-end boozing. Sure, these prix-fixe gatherings can get a little expensive, but since t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    New Seasonal Menu Items Coming to the Setai

    Lesley ElliottAlaskan king crab red curry with peas and sweet potato. ​It's no easy task consolidating every type of Asian cuisine from India and China, to Singapore and Malaysia, into a menu that maintains the identity of the chef behind the door. Executive Chef David Werly came to The Setai last ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 26, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Dim Sum & Disco Takes A Dive

    Lee KleinMing was still doing his thing​Anytime you have plates of Asian cuisine prepared by Ming Tsai (Blue Ginger), Richard Hales (Sakaya Kitchen), Gregory Yu (Tropical Chinese), Joe Ng (Red Farm, N.Y.), the chefs from China Grill and Asia de Cuba, and Setai's host chef David Werly, you're going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Dim Sum & Disco, Dancing and Bites

    Paula NiñoMing Tsai plates his vegetarian soba noodle sushi​When we arrived at Dim Sum & Disco at The Setai last night, guests lined up around the restaurant's open kitchen to taste the small bites prepared for the evening, but as the clock ticked past midnight the party moved to courtyard wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    The Grill at The Setai Reopens With New Chef Werly

    Jacob KatelThe Grill at The Setai officially reopened on Saturday, thus ushering in the tenure of newly appointed executive chef David Werly. While The Restaurant at The Setai is a bastion of elegant Asian cuisine, The Grill (sort of an extension of The Setai's Lobby Bar and Courtyard) looks to Euro ... More >>