A Passage to India, a month long pop-up, premiered last evening at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. The special event turns the hotel's restaurant into an Indian dining hall every Thursday through Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. from October 3 to November 3. The pop-up transforms the luxury hotel's Bizcaya ... More >>
Ritz CarltonExecutive chef Bernd Schmitt recently joined SoBe's Ritz-Carlton as the voice behind the hotel's entire culinary enterprise -- from in-room dining to the banquet program, to Bistro One LR, DiLido Beach Club, and the Lapidus Lounge.We sat down with Chef Schmitt to find out what his pla ... More >>
Ritz-Carlton Chef Josh Becker shares his crispy halloumi recipe with Miami New Times readersWe recently interviewed Chef Josh Becker at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach's DiLido Beach Club restaurant. If you missed the interview, catch it here and here.Chef Becker shared his recipe for crispy ... More >>
Laine Doss Tanning Butler Miguel Pando with his tools of the trade.Twenty-year-old Miguel Pando is the world's only tanning butler. His job? To stroll around the Ritz-Carlton South Beach pool and beach and offer tanning supplies to guests. Oh, and to also apply the tanning lotion on hard t ... More >>
Melissa Schilling Zane Lamprey courtesy of HDNetJust when you thought there couldn't be another show about people gallivanting around the country eating and drinking, along comes Drinking Made Easy, a 24-episode show that travels the country in search of local libations and tippling tradit ... More >>
via Bosh's TwitterDwyane Wade joined Chris Bosh for a dinner date last night in Chicago. Whenever one of our "friends" has a successful date, we want to know one thing, and this is no exception: Will it lead to getting undressed with each other... in the AAA locker room and then putting on matchi ... More >>
via mc2Ben Becker, a former tanning butler, has gone on to a modeling career. The Ritz loses most or their tanning butlers that way.Why is the media so obsessed with the Ritz-Carlton on South Beach's tanning butler position? The Miami Herald showed up to cover the audtions for the hotel's next su ... More >>
courtesy of the RitzToken tanning butler Here is a job that exists only in Miami: tanning butler. And the Ritz Carlton South Beach has lost theirs. Boo hoo.But that's good news for the masses of sexy, needy unemployeds currently lollygagging in our beaches. The hotel is looking for a new one. Only m ... More >>
Photo by Peter TaylorWe lost Willis to NYWillis Loughhead's first South Florida gig was 14 years ago at the Palm Grill (locations in Key West and North Miami). Most locals, however, will remember him from when he was top toque at Tantra (1999 to 2002) and from when he ran Bizcaya at The Ritz-Carl ... More >>
Jacob KatelBar top, South Beach.New Year's Eve is not only a full moon, but a blue moon too. A blue moon is an extra full moon, we already had one December 2, that only occurs once every few years from the accumulation of the calendar year's excess days against the lunar cycle.The Ritz Carlton So ... More >>
In alphabetical order:8 oz. Burger Bar: New Year's Eve After Party at 1:00 a.m. with DJ. Open all night, weekend brunch debuting 9:00 a.m. New Year's Day. 305.397.8246, No cover, $5 cocktail and beer specials. Atrio/Level 25 at the Conrad Hilton: Four course dinner, champagne, open bar all nig ... More >>
Alphabetically except for the last:Alvaro Beade of Ideas Restaurant. His contemporary take on the cuisine of Castilla y León was exquisite. Not sure where he is now.Carmen Gonzalez of Carmen's The Restaurant. She merged modern American cuisine with traditional Puerto Rican. Then her eponymous resta ... More >>
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 >>
Mandolin Set To Play Turkish/Greek CuisineIt is a white-washed 1940's house with blue trimmed windows. There are bougainvillea boasting bright colors, greek oil canisters turned into flower vases, traditional taverna chairs at wooden tables beneath a lantern-lit tree. Mandolin Aegean Bistro, serv ... More >>
Jacob Katel The Ritz Carlton South Beach's DiLido Beach Club (One Lincoln Road) is an oceanfront restaurant that serves food inspired by South Mediterranean and North African cuisine. Top Chef Jeff McInnis runs the kitchen. He is shown above filling up on liquid nitrogen. What could he possibly n ... More >>
Jacob KatelThe kitchen at Bistro One LR at the Ritz Carlton South BeachNothin' better than a weekend at the bottom of the map, long as there are no hurricanes. Somthing's brewin' off the coast of Africa though, so get ready. Here are some weekendish posts from some neighborhood food blogs.South F ... More >>
Jacob KatelVerbal exchange of the week: Last night at Taste The Nations charity event at the Ritz Carlton on Key Biscayne, toward the end of the event, 9:43 p.m., I approach Chef Cindy Hutson of Ortanique, she's slidin' off the wine in her drinkin' glass. I mumble something about shooting the kit ... More >>
Foodnetwork.com Our turn!Norman Van Aken, chef/owner of Norman's at the Ritz-Carlton, Orlando (and soon-to-be Norman's 180 in Coral Gables) A war might break out in the family if I decided on one barbecue dish, but I feel safe recalling a fried treasure. We went up to Charleston, South Caro ... More >>
TONIGHT: And every Monday night, DeVito's South Beach is offering 50 percent off all bottles of wine under $200. That's a solid deal. 305-531-0911.Blue Door at Delano will host a Joseph Phelps wine dinner starting at 7 p.m. The five-course meal features entrees such as banana-roasted lobster and rac ... More >>
LocalHere's a long lines at a job fair story. [Herald]This 18-year-old girl accidentally dragged a cop for eight blocks with her car, and now she's being charged with attempted murder. (ok, ok, maybe it wasn't accidental, but it didn't seeming like a premeditated dragging). [NBC6]Sunday: Storms. Nex ... More >>
The South Beach Wine & Food Festival is already in full swing, and last night, everyone's favorite quasi-cook and abbreviator, Rachel Ray, hosted the third annual Amstel Light Burger Bash at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach. Our cameras caught all the beefy action, including celebrity chefs Bobby F ... 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 >>
Who wants to cook on Jesuss birthday?
It takes on a whole new meaning at the Ritz-Carlton.
New Times was graciously invited to an evening of pampering and boozing last night courtesy of the Ritz-Cartlon Fort Lauderdale's (semi) new and much improved wine bar. And it went.... well, how do you think it went? We were pampered. We were boozed. It was an all around lovely evening, and I would ... More >>
When my mother dropped me off at Boy Scout camping trips she always joked with the troop leaders that her idea of camping involved staying at the Ritz-Carlton. My mom would laugh at her own joke while the khaki-clad men smiled politely. This year's Design Miami/ inhabits a tent that might actually ... More >>
Turkey Day feasts for every budget.
South Florida congressional leaders Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Kendrick Meek sure know how to live the good life when they are on the campaign trail. According to campaign financial disclosure forms filed with the Federal Elections Commission, the federal legislators spent big bucks entertaining staff ... More >>
Salman Rushdie will be in town to close up the Miami Book Fair, but his ex-wife Padma Lakshmi will be on television across the nation tonight hosting the season premier of "Top Chef: New York." We've already introduced you to contestant Jeff McInnis, dubbed "hot chef of our dreams" in a Best of Miam ... More >>
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