Joel Huff

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Azul's William Crandall Fuses French, Asian Influences With German Heritage on New Menu

    The upscale restaurant inside Brickell Key's Mandarin Oriental, has been helmed by many top toques. Michelle Bernstein, Clay Conley, Joel Huff and Jacob Anaya have all led the kitchen of Azul at some point since its inception. A sudden closure last year during the hotel's renovation period had many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Azul Temporarily Closes; Chef Jacob Anaya Joins OTC

    Azul, the upscale restaurant that launched the careers of some of the best names in south Florida dining like Michelle Bernstein and Clay Conley, has closed temporarily during the Mandarin Oriental Miami's renovation. Cafe Sambal, located underneath Azul, has also closed. According to the hotel's P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Jamie DeRosa Is Not Leaving Tudor House

    Short Order was floored when we received an email alert from The South Florida Gourmet, stating that Joel Huff was replacing Jamie DeRosa at Tudor House. We contacted both Tudor House's PR rep and executive chef Jamie DeRosa himself."Absolutely not true!" said Jaret Keller of public relations firm K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Azul: Huff Out, New Menu Items In

    Rumors have been swirling regarding the future of Azul at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel after it was made known that executive chef Joel Huff left, almost exactly a year after he started his duties at the posh and gorgeous restaurant.Eater Miami reported that a source revealed a celebrity chef was che ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Azul at the Mandarin Oriental Leaves Us Feeling Blue

    ​At Azul, guests arrive to the sound of water trickling rain-like alongside a marble-and-tile-clad open kitchen. This peaceful, feng shui welcome has been in place since the restaurant premiered at Miami's Mandarin Oriental Hotel in December 2000, and so has the interior: a softly lit dining area ... 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

    December 14, 2011

    Cocktober and Aphrodisiac Ice Cream: Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Week in Florida

    By Carlos AcostaAndrew Zimmern at Cobaya Azul​I have to thank Bizarre Food's Andrew Zimmern for making it to Miami. I'd originally dropped a grapevine hint that he'd soon be in town only because I recently noticed his Twitter conversation with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian about visiting Tudor House.But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Common Threads World Festival (Photos of Big Names!)

    All photos by Laine DossMichelle Bernstein with Common Threads students Cireh and Arieile.​Last evening some of Miami's best chefs shared cuisine from around the world at the second annual World Festival Miami to benefit Common Threads.The event at the Cruz Building in Coconut Grove featured great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Common Threads Benefit: Exclusive Menu Preview

    Michelle Bernstein will host the World Festival to benefit Common Threads​Coconut Grove's Cruz Building (in the old Christabelle's Quarter space) will turn into the United Nations for the second annual World Festival Miami tomorrow, November 15 to benefit Common Threads.Chef Michelle Bernstein wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    The Five Most Spicetastic Bites From The Kick-Off Party (Photos)

    Lesley Elliott​Last night, the 10th annual Miami Spice program celebrated with a kickoff party at the Miami Beach Convention Center. VIPs were treated to extreme entertainment including contortionists and aerial performers from Cirque Eloize, but even the laypeople got to watch jazz flautist Nesto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Joel Huff's Drunken Risotto With Wild Mushrooms Recipe

    There's a fungus among us!​So Joel Huff was a little late getting this recipe to us. Forgive the guy! After all, he just arrived in Miami a few weeks ago to start at Azul. Don't know who we're talking about? Read the first part of our interview here and the second part here; then get to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Azul's Joel Huff Talks About His Last Meal, Portion Sizes

    Watch out yellowtail! Here comes Huff.If you missed the first part of our interview with Azul's new chef, Joel Huff, please click here.So how will you be changing Azul's menu?It will evolve very organically. Cooking the way it feels right is my motto. It's not about the style of cuisine -- it's more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Introducing Azul's New Chef, Joel Huff

    Joel Huff caught Azul's wave.When Clay Conley left Azul at the Mandarin Oriental to open Buccan in Palm Beach, a collective gasp could be heard 'round Miami. Who would replace him? The chef de cuisine gig was plum, but stepping into a kitchen beset with so much expectation would be a daunting task.E ... More >>