Jonathan Wright

  • Dining

    March 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Chefs Are Fleeing, Requiem for Grass, and I Scream for Ice-Cream Trucks

    ​Out Through the In DoorSean Bernal has left the Oceanaire Seafood Room and headed for Fairview, Texas. Jonathan Wright is skipping the Setai for Barbados. Usually the sign of a restaurant city becoming robust is the influx of talented chefs from elsewhere -- not the fleeing of chefs for greener p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Setai Loses Chef Jonathan Wright

    Wright is ready to take flight.​The Setai's executive chef Jonathan Wright has accepted a position at Sandy Lane Resort in Barbados, and will be exiting the hotel on September 3. He had served three-and-a-half years at the Setai and in the process established himself as one of Miami's best chefs.T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    100 Favorite Dishes: Peking Duck at The Setai

    Photo by Alvaro Contreras​As a countdown to New Times' "Best of Miami" 2010, Short Order is serving up 100 of our favorite dishes in the 305. Send your nominations to

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Chef Sean Bernal of The Oceanaire Seafood Room: Interview, Part One

    Chef Sean Bernal​Locals would be hard-pressed to find anyone more downright passionate about seafood. Ask executive chef/operating partner Sean Bernal from The Oceanaire Seafood Room in Mary Brickell Village about anything with scales, fins, or claws and he has an encyclopedic knowledge. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Dig The Fresh Truffle Menu at The Grill at The Setai

    Our most underrated chef?​For someone weaned on truffle oil, eating a fresh truffle must elicit the same sort of wow-factor as that of someone weaned on George Lucas films viewing Avatar in 3D. Meaning: Different world, baby, different world entirely. The Grill at The Setai reopened last month wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Dim Sum and Disco at Setai's SBWFF Dinner

    Photo courtesy of SBWFF​There are more small dinners taking place this year at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. One of the more intriguing ones will be at The Setai, where chef Jonathan Wright teams with chef Ming Tsai, chef David Munoz Rosillo of DiverXo in Madrid, chef Tim Cushman of O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Whole Foods Hosts a Flood of South Florida Chefs for Demos Across the State

    Via wikimedia commonsCooking demos to flood Whole Foods Florida.​Have you ever messed up cooking ramen noodles? If you answered yes, like we did, you could probably use some professional help of the cooking variety.Give thanks for South Florida's bounty of highly touted, greatly revered, very expe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    The Grill At The Setai Relaunches

    The interior of The Grill at The Setai (as well as The Restaurant portion) is arguably one of the most beautiful in Miami-Dade. When it comes to the Zen-like outdoor pods-on-the-pond dining area there is no argument -- this is the most beautiful al fresco setting. The cuisine here has always been am ... More >>

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    June 20, 1996