Last night marked the second in the monthly series of innovative wine dinners at The Restaurant at the Setai. To kick off the series in style, we were invited to watch them pop some bubbly with an evening of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. To prepare for these four-course dinners, executive chef Mathias ... 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 >>
The 30th Miami Book Fair International has been going on all week, but the fair really gets heated up today, Friday, November 22, when the fair turns a large part of downtown Miami around Miami Dade College's Wolfson Campus into a bookworm's dream, with hundreds of thousands of books for sale, autho ... More >>
When Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt bought the Chateau Miraval estate in Provence, this was not just another celebrity branding attempt. The power couple uses the chateau, which dates back to the 14th century, as their summer home and operates the vineyards on their estate. To make their wines, they ... More >>
There's nothing new about peer reviews. Many professions, most notably attorneys, scientists and physicians, frequently evaluate their peers in an effort to maintain a standard level of competence and acknowledge outstanding members of their field. With the publication of Best Chefs America, add che ... More >>
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.If you want the finest croissant you'll ever have outside of Paris, head right over to Claude's Patisserie. Claude retired some years ago, but he ... More >>
Psst. Did you hear about Wine Vault, the new wine and tapas lounge that just opened in The Shops at Midtown? Well, neither did I until I eavesdropped on a conversation yesterday afternoon.Turns out owner Michael Shapira wants it just that way. He opened Wine Vault, a 1,300-square-foot lounge fe ... More >>
Paris wouldn't be the same for American foodie visitors if it weren't for Wendy Lyn. An ex-pat who moved from Florida's panhandle nearly two decades ago, she unpacked in Paris, immersed herself in the local food scene and met all its major players, then never looked back. Today she is the go-to f ... More >>
Photo by Marguerite GilJumping on the coat tails of the very successful yearly August and September Miami Spice, French restaurants have followed suit. Et pour quoi pas? Good, creative meals at reasonable prices ... c'est magnifique!This month-long promotion incites lovers of French food to dine ... More >>
Andreas Schreiner, Sergio Navarro, and Jose Mendin of Pubbelly.Almost a year after opening Pubbelly, the dream team behind South Beach's favorite Asian-inspired gastropub is bringing two new distinct flavors to Miami. Owners Andreas Schreiner, Sergio Navarro, and Jose Mendin are opening Pub ... More >>
From Black Friday through Sunday, Angelique Euro Cafe, in Coral Gables, will offer what they're calling a "Turkey Detox Weekend Brunch." Chef LeRoy Bautista's a la carte offerings are limited, but you can try a Belgian waffle ($10) that comes one of three ways: Nutella and seasonal berries, peanu ... More >>
I've been meaning to write something for quite a while about the new Cook's Inc. at Abacoa Town Center. Abacoa, located in Jupiter in northern Palm Beach County, may be a long drive north for many of us, but Cook's Inc. is doing something unique -- it's part gourmet market, part restaurant, part coo ... More >>
The rich get richer foods, the poor get poorer foods.
The hullabaloo over Bouley’s Evolution is justified. And then some.
Lots of restaurant deaths to report in the Miami dining world these days. For those keeping score: SouthWest NY didn't last a New York minute in the Dolphin Mall. Maybe it's because the menu read like a fast food Tex-Mex joint ("with French and Latin influences") -- which is not at all Southwestern ... More >>
Which reminds me, there's a little café down south ...
The moniker "Land Of Mediocre Bakeries" would be almost entirely accurate if not for Provence