While navigating Miami Beach's treacherous construction traffic, you zip past the Hilton Cabana. Damn! You circle the block for another pass. The red pin on your cell phone's map must be out of place. It's doesn't seem possible that a hip restaurant sits amid the dozens of hotels on Mid-Beach's chop ... More >>
Miami Spice may not officially kick off till August 1, but for the entire month of June six selected chefs are giving diners a preview of what's to come for the two month long restaurant promotion. In anticipation for Aaron Brooks and Todd Erickson battling it out come Iron Fork (the preview event ... More >>
Unwrapping a designer box of imported macarons at Lincoln Road's Laduree is an experience in and of itself. The Paris-based pastry company recently launched a South Beach offshoot of their century-old operation. Not to be confused with the coconut macaroons your grandmother passes out during Passov ... More >>
On Saturday afternoon, one of the world's most talented chefs dropped into his Miami outpost to cook lunch for his fans. Daniel Boulud joined his DB Bistro Moderne executive chef, Jason Pringle, and team to cook a meal straight out of his latest book, Daniel: My French Cuisine. The book celebrates t ... More >>
Daniel Boulud's new opus, My French Cuisine (Amazon.com, $36.75), has been released and its pretty gorgeous. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Daniel, the chef's three Michelin-starred Manhattan restaurant, the book is divided into three parts.
Fabien's Bistro, which quietly opened last month on Brickell Key, will be celebrating Bastille Day this Saturday with a $35 prix fixe menu that includes complimentary Kanon Organic Vodka cocktails. The special dinner (from 5 pm until close) starts with a charcuterie and cheese platter, segues into a ... More >>
Charlotte Bistro added something extraordinary to Coral Gables when it first appeared on Miracle Mile in 2009. Chef Elida Villaroel, a graduate of the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France, employed a light touch and a delicate vision to create refined Venezuelan and French-inspired cuisine. And the ... More >>
Charlotte Bistro has been a favorite of ours since chef-owner Elida Villarroel first brought her talents to Miracle Mile in 2009. The French bistro fare was always elegant and sublime, the signature chocolate soup was fab, and the eclectic décor was charming and cool (Best Restaurant for Intimat ... More >>
Jarrod Verbiak of db Bistro Moderne is a talented toque; his recent James Beard nomination as Rising Star Chef of the Year only serves as a prestigious confirmation of this. Dining at db Bistro, in other words, is always likely to yield a wonderful culinary experience. But it's not every day that ... More >>
Photo credit: Chris HegedusChef Jacquy Pfeiffer works on his chocolate sculpture during the MOF competition.If you're a French pastry chef, there's a chance your ambition in life is to wear a blue, white and red striped collar that shows you're among les meilleur craftsmen in France. But getting ... More >>
Charwei TsaiCover art meets the culinary artsYou won't find a food stylist in the credits for this cookbook. But there is eye candy, of a different kind.In Lovely Daze Special Edition Book: ROSE, pastry chef Angela Garcia explores the ingredient rose in dessert recipes paired with drawings and ... More >>
Petit Rouge is a French Bistro in North Miami headed up by Chef Neal Cooper. Lee Schrager, founder of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival recently twittered mid meal "Enjoying my dinner in Miami at Petit Rouge. Best profiterols I've ever had....... Mmmmm good!!!"I spoke to Chef Neal by phone. Her ... More >>
Christine's runs away with a SpoonFlorida Trend's 2009 Dining Guide is out, with a new editor in chief: Chris Sherman has replaced Robert Toff as the dispenser of Golden Spoons. This year's guide cites plenty of South Florida gems among the 20 Best New Restaurants. In Fort Lauderdale: Christine's an ... More >>
*After years of my pooh-poohing parsley-speckled plate rims and mindless squiggles of mango and raspberry purees on dessert plates, it seems that both fads have faded into oblivion. Thank you, but please hold your applause until after the column is finished. *Norman Van Aken has laid low of late, n ... More >>
A 10-piece French troupe creates a musical utopia.
Octavio Campos's luna del pingüino is dance and drama and much, much more