Le Cordon Bleu

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    Danny Serfer's Mignonette Is Edgewater's Pearl

    It's 9 p.m. and it's raining in sheets outside Mignonette, a new oyster bar and seafood eatery off NE Second Avenue across from the City of Miami Cemetery. Gentlemen pull their cars onto the sidewalk to let their ladies scurry in (relatively) dry. But there's nevertheless a wait to be seated at this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Kite Hill: Vegan Cheese That'll Fool Your Omnivore Friends

    Despite the marvelous advances food tech companies have made in the areas of chicken, beef, fish, and even egg substitutes, vegan cheese has been far from fooling anyone. Even the best of the faux dairy is still a pretty obvious reproduction, often tasting more like chewy soy chunks than the real de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival: Seeing Seafood and Eating It (Photos)

    Forget the South Beach Diet, we were on the seafood diet consisting of seeing seafood and eating it. This past Saturday, we joined seafood enthusiasts at Lummus Park to ring in the start of stone crab season at the Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival. The sun was shining, the juicy meat of ston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Top Chef Season 11 Premieres Tonight: Miami Represents

    Season 11 of Top Chef, the Bravo cooking competition that paved the way for the cooking-show craze, premieres tonight. This time, the cheftestants compete in New Orleans, where regulars Tom Colicchio, Padma Lakshmi, and Gail Simmons are joined by Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson. Though some critic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Casablanca on the Bay: Stunning Views, Underwhelming Dishes

    Casablanca Seafood Bar & Grill on the Miami River has been highly successful for more than 20 years, so it's almost surprising it took this long to open another location. Now the Doubletree Hilton near Biscayne Boulevard and the Venetian Causeway is home to Casablanca on the Bay, overlookin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Sear'N Gears: Michael's Genuine Chef Plans Gourmet Fare on a Bike

    Meet Aleric Constantin, current grill cook at Michael's Genuine and the cycling chef. Aleric attended Le Cordon Bleu, and upon his graduation worked in the kitchen of Eating House for a six-month period before moving on to Michael's Genuine.His time with Giorgio Rapicavoli and presently Michael Schw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Julia Child Turns 100: Larger Than Life and Full of Joy

    Read also: "Juila Child Birthday Events in Miami: Pascal's, Copperbox, and the Federal"Julia Child would have been 100 today. Child, who's name is synonymous with French cuisine and uber-long cookbooks, wasn't even into food until she and her husband, Paul Child, moved to France when Child was in he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Whole Foods' Fill The Grill Competition: Jim Heins Takes Round One

    When Michael Jacobs, chef for the Miami Heat players, announced the two competitors for the first round of the Fill the Grill Challenge at the Coral Gables Whole Foods Market, one of the contestants asked for a slight change in title."Just call me Jim. Robyn's the chef around here," said Jim Heins, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Lorena Garcia, Robyn Almodovar on Hell's Kitchen, Top Chef Masters

    For decades, talent scouts and filmmakers have scoured our tropical city in search of beautiful faces attached to perfect tanned bodies. It's true that Miami has more than its fair share of perfection in human form. But we also have talent and brains to go with that beauty.Take local chefs, Robyn Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Palate Party Resumes Service at Tropical Park Tonight

    Palate PartyChef Robyn Almodovar resumes service at Palate Party.​Last week, Short Order reported that chef Robyn Almodovar, owner of Palate Party, was airlifted to the hospital after being burned in a propane accident on her food truck. Almodovar assured us that although she suffered facial burns ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Palate Party Food Truck Owner in Accident; Weekend Truck Tracker

    Palate PartyPalate Party owner and chef Robyn Almodovar was airlifted to Broward General Hospital, then Jackson Memorial Hospital after an accident on her Palate Party truck left her with burns to her face.​We spoke with chef Almodovar, who was released from the hospital yesterday evening. " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Lokal: A "Clean" Burger-and-Beer Joint to Open in Coconut Grove

    All photos by Laine DossMatthew and Priscilla Kuscher are opening Lokal, a "clean" burger-and-beer joint in Coconut Grove.​Matthew Kuscher believes burgers can be "clean" without being boring, and he has faith that Miamians will agree with him around Halloween, when his new restaurant, Lokal, open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Prince Edward Island: Mussels, Oysters and Clams

    Photo by Riki AltmanThis is part one of writer Riki Altman's visit to Atlantic Canada. Unlike her trip to Bangkok, this excursion did not involve ping pong balls, broccoli pies, nor drinks with bosoms.I recently traveled to Prince Edward Island (PEI) and New Brunswick with E. Michael Reidt, the much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Les Dames Do Brunch This Sunday (And Share a Recipe)

    via Schnebly Winery​Escape to Homestead this Sunday for good food, bubbly and live music. The Miami chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier will present a bountiful table at their annual Tropical Brunch. The event benefits the ladies' many community projects and will feature dishes prepared by the group' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Bongos' Chef Alex Describes Cuban Sushi and Balut

    Photo by Riki AltmanChef Alex's got some fufu for you.Did Chef Alex make you a believer after reading part one of last week's interview? Here's the rest of our chat:Any types of cuisine you are curious about but haven't attempted?Exotic meats.Like offal?Way beyond that. Some guy in Arizona has a res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Purple People Eatery Truck Hits the Streets Saturday

    ​Last year, Michelle Duncan and boyfriend David Shipman applied for a Pepsi Refresh Grant to make their Oil Spill Kitchen -- a truck that would roll through the South feeding those affected by the BP oil spill -- a reality. They didn't get the money, but they didn't give up on the idea of owning a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Meet the Miso Hungry Food Truck, Out in North Miami Tonight and Pinecrest Tomorrow

    Miso Hungry's lettuce wraps with chickenAmong the crop of recent entries into the Miami food truck scene, one of the brighter stars is Miso Hungry. In a sea of burgers and tacos, the bright blue truck has stood out with a fresh take on casual pan-Asian fare, in which bright flavors and crisp vegetab ... More >>

  • News

    November 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Oil Spill Kitchen: A Made-in-Miami Idea in the Running for Pepsi Refresh Grant

    Paula NiñoDuncan and Shipman prepare pork buns and Asian burritos in the Oil Spill (test) Kitchen ​Michelle Duncan and boyfriend David Shipman have been talking about owning a food truck for a while. When not working in the kitchen at Morgan's Restaurant, the couple of Le Cordon Bleu grads spends ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    High School Student Lynette Bofill Wins Le Cordon Bleu Scholarship Cook-Off

    ​On June 12, 18-year-old Cuban-American high school student Lynette Bofill emerged from a field of ten young, aspiring chefs to take $10,000 in Le Cordon Bleu's Future Chef of America Culinary Scholarship Competition. Today, Lynette offers the recipe for her winning dish, chicken paprikash with br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Interview With Erik Peters, Club Med's Corporate Chef, Founder of the Club Med Wine & Food Festival

    Erik Peters​Erik Peters left college to become a "ski bum," but after a bad man-versus-nature accident, he reverted to cooking, a hobby that always came naturally. His first job with Club Med was as an assistant sous chef in Copper Mountain, Colorado, and his next gig took him to Playa Blanca in M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Dinner in Paradise 2010 Schedule

    Jacob KatelA lazy Sunday lunch at Paradise Farms in South Dade.​Dinner in Paradise is a celebration of gourmet farm dining and was created in 2005 by Gabriele Marewski of Paradise Farms and chef Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink.The $165.50 cost of each dinner (there will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Fresh Diet Inc. Deliver Gourmet Meal Plans For Healthy Lifestyles

    Jacob Katel​Web enabled eating is here and a Miami upstart is taking the industry by storm.Fresh Diet Inc. is a gourmet meal delivery company founded on the fair shores of the 305 by a dude named Zalmi Duchman. The company currently operates kitchens and deliveries in New York, New Jersey, Connect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Miami Intern Reports From Aureole In NYC

    Miami native Nicholas Prieto has been attending Le Cordon Bleu Miami, and is currently finishing up his internship at Aureole in New York; when he gets back here in August, he will be a graduate. These are some of Nick's observations about what it's like to go from the frying pan of Miami kitchen wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Eat Something French Today to Commemorate Bastille Day, Because You Know They Each Ate a Hot Dog on July Fourth

    Disney Louis the Chef from The Little Mermaid... Disney is evil!Ok, well maybe they didn't barbecue out back or light up the city in fireworks on the Fourth of July...  But the people who brought you such culinary classics as Jacques Pépin, Le Cordon Bleu, les poissons, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Los Sabores Del Mercado Venza at Lincoln Road Farmers Market

    Image via Specialized to vegetize. With a name that roughly translates as "Oye hijodeputa gringo, learn Spanish already," Los Sabores Del Mercado Venza is a free, bilingual event taking place Sunday, June 28 at the Lincoln Road Farmers Market at Lincoln Road and Euclid Av ... More >>

  • Music

    June 18, 2009

    Head Spins: Danny Ashe

    Music-making and mashups in one seamless mix.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Head Spins: Danny Ashe

    Is a DJ a musician? Some say yes, some say no. If you say yes, what happens when the DJ ditches the turntable and kicks on the Serato? Are they still musicians? And what about the Pioneer CDJ folks? Or the Apple core crowd? Are they musicians too?The question is as old as disco and has been revived ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Behind the Line at Chef Allen's

    Chef Allen Susser of Chef Allen's restaurant is a culinary pioneer, a renowned restaurateur and a cool dude. I recently spent several hours in the kitchen of Chef Allen's restaurant in Aventura. I arrived at four, was provided with a chef jacket and promptly put to work. This was a kitchen where I'd ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2008

    A Jackfruit a Day ...

    Exotic fruit, cooked slow at Fairchild.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    Slow Foods Exotic Fruit Brunch this Sunday

    Be honest: Does this look like breakfast? This Sunday, September 21, 2008: If you've never eaten a Mamey (tastes like a sweet potato crossed with a papaya) or a Jackfruit (juicyfruit candy crossed with bananas) you'll have a chance this Sunday to give it a whirl, courtesy of Fairchild Tropical Gard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2007
  • Dining

    January 18, 2007

    Big Ideas

    Don’t let this place go to waste

  • Culture

    October 5, 2006

    Body Count

    Flayed cadavers flout controversy and pack the house

  • Dining

    August 17, 2006

    Nifty Fifty

    This isn’t just another fuddy-duddy tourist trap

  • Dining

    February 23, 2006

    Tin Chefs

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

  • Dining

    February 3, 2000


    Chef Lukins Is in the House

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    January 21, 1999
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    February 17, 1993