Geoffrey Zakarian

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    October 20, 2014

    New York City Wine & Food Festival Reflects Its Host City

    The New York City Wine & Food Festival just wrapped up four days of parties, events, and tastings, and while there are major similarities between it and its snowbird sister, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, there are also major differences. True, both events are the brainchild of Lee Brian Sch ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Giorgio Rapicavoli Defeated in Chopped Champions Finale

    As host Ted Allen best put it at the beginning of last night's Chopped Champions grand finale: "We could not be more pumped about this ultimate tournament grand finale lineup. Three amazing bold amateurs versus one strong and steady pro." That pro was Giorgio Rapicavoli, chef and owner of Eating H ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Albert Trummer's The Drawing Room: Aphrodisiac Cocktails Coming to South Beach

    Albert Trummer, the "mad scientist" of cocktails, has announced the opening date for his new Miami Beach venture, the Drawing Room Bar & Lounge. The bar, located inside the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach, will feature Trummer's own brand of cocktails that include botanicals, essences, herbs, ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Norwegian Getaway: Bar Lab Cocktails, Dining by Geoffrey Zakarian on Board

    You might have seen her while driving along the MacArthur Causeway. She's the gigantic ship with the colorful mermaid, designed by Miami artist Lebo, dancing on her hull. That's Norwegian's newest cruise ship, the Getaway. The massive, 145,655-ton vessel can accommodate nearly 4,000 passengers on ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Jamie DeRosa on Tongue & Cheek's First Anniversary

    On April 15, Tongue & Cheek, the playful South of Fifth restaurant by chef Jamie DeRosa, will celebrate its first anniversary. Truthfully, it seems like the restaurant's been around a lot longer. In its brief period on earth, chef/owner Jamie DeRosa has managed to attract a faithful clientele of l ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Mandolin Aegean Bistro's Harvest Lunch: Spring Is in the Air (Pictures)

    It seemed like a coincidence that New Times was invited to lunch at Mandolin Aegean Bistro to celebrate the anniversary of its garden. After all, it was only a few days earlier at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival that celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian confessed his love for the intimate Design Di ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    February 2014 Openings and Closings

    February was a huge month for the Miami food scene. The South Beach Wine & Food Festival brought a slew of celebrity chefs -- all wanting to be enchanted by our city's restaurants and bars. And if the likes of Geoffrey Zakarian, Martha Stewart, and Rachael Ray were feeling peckish, they had a host o ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Top Ten Unforgettable Moments From the Festival

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is over for another year and, celebrity chefs from the Northeast are flying home for another Polar Vortex even as the giant party tents are being broken down. All that's left of the weekend is a slight hangover, a few goodie bags, and memories. Here are our top ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    Where Did the Celebrity Chefs Eat in Miami During SOBEWFF?

    Each year, hundreds of celebrity chefs descend upon our fair city to work and play at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. And, while their dance cards may seem full with all the fabulous parties and events they host and attend while "on duty", there always seems to be just enough free time to g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Sunday's New Times Best Bite on the Beach Winner Is...

    Sunday's Grand Tasting Village saw a lot of eating, drinking, and celebs. From Geoffrey Zakarian to the triumphant return of Paula Deen, a fantastic, rollicking time was had by all. Of course it's pretty difficult to not have a great time when the wine is flowing, the music's playing, and 40 restau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Geoffrey Zakarian's Farm-to-Table Brunch Includes Kale, Borscht, and Bloodys

    By the last day of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, even the most hardcore food fanatic is walking a little slowly. It could be the days filled with sipping wine and cocktails in the sun at the Grand Tasting Village or it could be all the parties, but sampling a few dozen burgers at Burger Bash ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: SOBEWFF, Eats and Beats, and Brunch for a Better World

    The world culinary spotlight is trained on Miami this weekend as the South Beach Wine and Food Festival takes over most of our city. With dozens of celebrity chefs like Anthony Bourdain, Rachael Ray, Eric Ripert, Geoffrey Zakarian, and April Bloomfield cooking for us and posing for countless picture ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    SOBEWFF: The Q Kicks Off the Festival With Meaty Dishes, Dishing Chefs, and a Flavor Tie

    Last evening, this year's edition of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicked off with the first big party, the Q. On the surface, the Q seemed like the familiar event that put the festival on the map -- a fete filled with barbecue provided by some of the best chefs in the country, accompanied ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    SOBEWFF Kicks Off Today: Here Are Cheap and Free Events Around It

    The South Beach Wine and Food Festival kicks off its four-day bacchanal today, February 20. The festival includes all manner of parties, dinners, and seminars -- many commanding a pretty penny. But there are still plenty of opportunities to mingle with your favorite celebrity chefs without breakin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Five Awesome SoBeWFF Events That Aren't Sold Out

    The biggest boozy, bon vivant blowout of the year is almost upon us. Hello South Beach Wine and Food Festival, we've missed your many charms. Even if you're been procrastinating like crazy ahead of the big affair, you're in luck. There are still tickets available to some of the best events. Here ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Geoffrey Zakarian's Star-Studded SoBeWFF Radio Broadcast Airs Tonight

    The tents have been taken down for another year and the 2013 edition of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival is but a memory. There is, however, one way to relive the magic made when you get some of the world's funniest and most talented chefs together in one city and add some alcohol.During the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Fieri, Zimmern, Deen, Zakarian Do the Harlem Shake (Video)

    This year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival seemed tame in comparison to some other years. We didn't witness any snockered chefs, fistfights, or Paula Deen riding anyone like a pony. Even Anthony Bourdain played nice at the Grand Tasting Village (possibly because he was in the presenc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    SoBeWFF 2013: The Good, the Bad, and the Crowded

    Each year, more than 50,000 people attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival's various seminars, dinners, and parties. Most events sell out far in advance despite the usual complaints of high ticket prices, next-to-impossible parking, and long lines to get a bite of food.People rave about ... More >>

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    February 24, 2013

    SoBeWFF BBQ & The Blues: Top Six Chef GIFs of the Night

    Event recaps can be super repetitive sometimes. Unless something über spectacular happened, they're usually predictable. SO WE'RE ABOUT TO CHANGE THAT, Y'ALL! In the spirit of all things good and fun, we popped around from booth to booth at Thrillist's BBQ & The Blues last night hosted by none o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Geoffrey Zakarian Talks Star-Studded Radio Show, BBQ, and a Miami Restaurant

    Chef, restaurateur, and Food Network personality Geoffrey Zakarian is working hard -- and playing hard at this year's South Beach Wine & Food Festival.Zakarian, who makes the trip to Miami each year with his wife, Margaret, is appearing at multiple festival events, hosting a magnificent A-list i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Moet Hennessy's the Q and the Q After Dark: Make the Cocktails at Home (Recipes)

    Moët Hennessy's the Q and the Q After Dark kick off the four-day weekend of nonstop parties, seminars, dinners, and events that begin tonight for the 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival.This year's Q, hosted by Food Network's Southern sweetheart Paula Deen and her handsome sons Jamie and Bobb ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    South Beach Wine & Food 2013: The Q, Taste of Thai and a Few Things Still On Sale

    There are a lot of reasons why you haven't bought tickets for anything at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival this year. Maybe you swore it off after emptying your bank account for back-to-back events on the same weekend last year. Maybe you were diligent about filing your taxes and copped an e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Celebrity Chefs Celebrate Christmas: Anthony Bourdain's Easy Bake Oven, Guy Fieri's Puppy, Mario Batali's Speedball

    After the usual anticipation and rushing around, Christmas 2012 has come and gone. Santa is relaxing with an eggnog and the reindeer and elves have the day off after a job well done.It looks like our favorite celebrity chefs celebrated the holidays in style as well, and Tweeted about their Christmas ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Top Restaurant Closings of 2012 in Miami

    In 2012, many notable eateries closed up shop. In some cases, we shed a tear as we watched them go. In others, well, our bets had been placed for quite a while. (Sustain Restaurant & Bar was just a few sad, happy hours away from my late-April wager.) This past year, most losses were felt in the Des ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Norwegian Breakaway's Test Kitchen: Crab Cakes, Lobster Ragout and Cake Pops

    Cruising is as much about eating as ocean views. But today's upscale lines pride themselves on gourmet eats, even tapping celebrity chefs to oversee their dining options (hence "cruise bloat").Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, the Breakaway, is due to set sail in April 2013, and with 17 different ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival: 2013 Lineup Announced

    The South Beach Wine & Food Festival has announced their 2013 lineup -- and it's going to be a hell of a party.The festival takes over South Beach February 21-24, 2013 with a mind-boggling array of parties, tastings, dinners -- even a concert with Ziggy Marley!

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings, July 2012

    Miami Restaurant Openings & Closings June, 2012The big news in July regrettably revolved around closings: Sra. Martinez said adios in the Design District, David's Cafe II shut down its Lincoln Road branch, and Jamie DeRosa and Geoffrey Zakarian are now both gone from Tudor House, which sort of e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Geoffrey Zakarian To Create Restaurants Onboard NCL's Breakaway

    Chef Geoffrey Zakarian's Tudor House was named Best Hotel Restaurant in New Times' 2012 Best of Miami. Read our interview with Geoffrey Zakarian.When Geoffrey Zakarian announced the closing of Tudor House, he left us with a hint that new projects were on the horizon...and out to sea.Miami-based Norw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Tudor House to Close End of Summer

    Tudor House, the American bistro part-owned by celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian located in the lobby of the Dream South Beach Hotel, is closing come the end of the summer. The chef/partner has decided to divest his interest in Tudor House back to Dream South Beach's owner Sant Chatwal in order to fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Best of Miami 2012 - Best Hotel Restaurant: Tudor House Restaurant

    ​Want access to our Best Of picks from your smartphone? Download our free Best Of app for the iPhone or Android phone from the App Store or Google Play. Don't forget to check out the full Best of Miami® 2012 issue June 12 online and June 14 in newsstands.Best Hotel RestaurantTudor House Restauran ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    Mad Men Is Back: Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian Tells Us How to Drink Like Don Draper

    ​The two-hour season premiere of Mad Men is this Sunday, and we're desperate to catch up with Don Draper, Peggy Olsen, and Joan Holloway. We're pretty much guaranteed a couple of hours of smartly dressed people behaving badly, drink and cigarette in hand at all times. If only we could go back to t ... 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

    February 26, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Best Thing I Ever Ate Serves Late-Night Munchies (Photos)

    All photos by Laine DossGetting down at SoBeWFF.​It's a fact. Most nights spent dancing and partying wind down in the local diner or coffee shop. Over some soggy fries and a tepid greaseburger, you wish that there was some place open where you could get some stone crab claws ... or Peking duck ... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2012

    SoBeWFF Trade Seminars: Celebrity Chefs Offer Insight for Insiders

    Food NetworkBobby Flay moderates a panel discussion on winning a televised cooking competition.​While thousands of people will be flocking to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival's Grand Tasting Village for some wine and a glimpse at a celebrity chef, those same chefs will be sneaking across the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Newly Crowned Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian Admits He Loves Microwaves

    Food NetworkVictory is sweet and savory.After Sunday night's epic holiday meal battle in Kitchen Stadium against chef Elizabeth Falkner, Geoffrey Zakarian -- who recently opened the Tudor House restaurant in South Beach -- prevailed using the secret ingredients as his allies (beef crown roast, candy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Quick Tudor House Rose Brunch Recap

    We wanted to give you a quick recap of opening weekend at Tudor House's Rose Brunch. Live jazz, good food, and a great vibe - can't beat it.  Photo by Alex Rodriguez Geoffrey Zakarian roamed the restaurant grounds all weekend mingling with guests while they enjoyed Executive Chef Jamie DeRosa's ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Geoffrey Zakarian Will Get Dim Sum Dessert and a Bloody Mary Cart Tomorrow in Miami

    ​Calling all Food Network fanatics! As if Miami wasn't chock full of celebrities already, Food Network's Chef Geoffrey Zakarian will be gracing our city with his presence at Tudor House tomorrow.The chef will kick off a new Rose' Brunch. Beginning December 3, you can enjoy the brunch menu every Sa ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Art Basel Food Guide: Miami Beach

    ​Art Basel is about to capture the minds and imagination of Miami. The self-billed "most prestigious art show in the Americas" showcases art by more than 2,000 artists. Art is everywhere -- on the sides of buildings, in parks, in tents and galleries, and at the Miami Beach Convention Center. In or ... More >>

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    October 29, 2011

    Iron Chef America Watch Party at Tudor House on Sunday

    Food NetworkRoot for the home team - Zakarian is throwing a party at Tudor House​The season four premiere of Food Network's Iron Chef America is October 30th at 9 p.m. Alton Brown hosts the weekly chef-on-chef competition.This year's contestants read like a culinary who's who, with ten celebrity c ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    Tudor House Gives Damn Good Vegan

    ​There's a perception that the vegan diet, which excludes all animal products, is incompatible with fine dining. In this new series, the Beet Reporter aims to see whether Miami's tastiest restaurants are prepared to feed vegans with something more than boring garden salads.Celebrity chef Geoffrey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    South Beach Wine & Food Festival Opens Ticket Presale For Amex Holders

    ​The 2012 South Beach Wine & Food Festival comes to town February 23-26 and promises to once again be the premiere foodie event in Miami. Festival favorites like Burger Bash ($225) hosted by Rachael Ray and Paula Deen's Sunday Brunch ($150) will be joined by some intriguing new events like Con ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    August 3, 2011

    Michael's vs. Tudor House: Battle Of The Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes

    Lee KleinTudor's lemon-ricotta pancakes.​In this corner: Lemon-ricotta pancakes from chef/owner Michael Schwartz and pastry chef Hedy Goldsmith at the iconic restaurant Michael's Genuine Food & Drink.In the opposing corner: A different interpretation of the same pancakes from chefs Geoffrey Za ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    Tudor House Serves Up Refined Food With A Whimsical Soul (Photos)

    All photos by Laine Doss The Tudor House patio is cool for dining, even in summer.​Tudor House, the new Geoffrey Zakarian restaurant at the Dream Hotel South Beach, opened to much fanfare and anticipation. With executive chef Jamie DeRosa behind the burner and Zakarian's wife Margaret a fre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    LoSasso, Wessel, Jorgensen, Zakarian Talk Peanut Butter & White Chocolate

    Lee Klein​Maybe the most interesting thing about White Chocolate Wonderful -- labeled as "peanut butter blended with sweet white chocolate" -- is that it contains no white chocolate. Actually, it contains no chocolate at all. The ingredients: Peanuts, evaporated cane juice, vanilla, cocoa butter, ... More >>

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    June 20, 2011

    Tudor House: Zakarian is Back for Breakfast (Pictures)

    All photos by Laine Doss Margaret and Geoffrey Zakarian open Tudor House at the Dream South Beach.​Tudor House, Goffrey Zakarian's return to South Beach, has opened in the Dream Hotel to much anticipation. The space is open and airy, with a masculine take on Miami Art Deco decor. The gray a ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    Geoffrey Zakarian Files for Personal Bankruptcy

    Geoffrey Zakarian and Scott Conant at South Beach Wine & Food Festival​Celebrity chef and restaurateur Geoffrey Zakarian filed for personal bankruptcy after several lawsuits were filed against him by former restaurant employees and partners, according to The New York Times. Zakarian, a j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Geoffrey Zakarian To Helm Dream Hotel South Beach's F&B Operations

    Laine Doss Geoffrey and Margaret Zakarian -- poised to storm South Beach.Geoffrey Zakarian, restaurateur, Michelin star winner and Food Network celebrity is overseeing food and beverage operations for the soon-to-be-opened Dream South Beach hotel. According to his PR rep, Zakarian will spearh ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Is Geoffrey Zakarian Coming Back to the Beach?

    Photo by Riki AltmanWas Zakarian at Burger Bash to gage interest? Hopefully we'll have confirmation by the end of the week that Geoffrey Zakarian, chef/owner of New York's recent, yet notable Lambs Club, founding chef of the Delano's recently renamed Blue Door, and Food Network fave, will be putting ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    SBWFF 2011: Dufresne, Conant, Burrell and Others Spotted at Star-Studded Scarpetta Soiree

    Photo by Riki AltmanMelissa D'Arabian, Scott Conant, Anne Burrell, Sunny Anderson, and Maile Carpenter, editor in chief of Food Network Magazine.​The 2011 South Beach Wine & Food Festival didn't officially start until this morning, but Food Network magazine snuck in a star-studded soiree last ... More >>

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