Timon Balloo

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    October 6, 2014

    Bocce Bar's New Menu: Oxtail Canneloni, Beet Ravioli, and Squid Ink Gnocchetti (Photos)

    Back in July, Bocce Bar announced a change in its kitchen staff. Timon Balloo, who opened the Italian restaurant with a bocce court out front, would give up his role and stick at the neighboring Sugarcane, and Daniel Tackett would take over Bocce's kitchen as executive chef. Together with chef de ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Fit to Fight: Chefs Look Back at the Shed Pounds

    In the beginning of the summer, a dozen Miami chefs entered the Fit to Fight challenge. The challenge, created by Top Chef alum Mike Isabella, started in Washington D.C., where the toque enlisted his Beltway peers to work out and raise over $30,000 for cancer support and research. The challenge was ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    Bocce Bar Announces New Executive Chef; Timon Balloo at Sugarcane Full Time

    Samba Brands Management (SBM) has announced a personnel change in some of their Miami restaurants. The company, which operates Sushi Samba, Bocce Bar, and Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, has announced that Daniel Tackett will take on duties as executive chef of Bocce Bar, replacing Timon Balloo as top to ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    14. Bruce Ozga: School Pride Shines Through

    New Times' Best of Miami 2014 issue arrives June 19. To celebrate, Short Order is paying tribute to Miami's culinary all-stars. These people forged our city's food scene into what it is today -- a thriving amalgam of tastes and cultures. Through their insight and talent, they've given the city a uni ... More >>

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    February 22, 2014

    SOBEWFF: Mix It Up With Morimoto and Robert Irvine Doing Karaoke (VIDEO)

    Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto hosted his first late-night SOBEWFF event last night, and it was a hit -- a part pool party, part late night market. Asian delicacies from top Miami restaurants were served, poolside karaoke with a cameo by a Food Network stars happened, along with flowing sake cocktail ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014
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    February 11, 2014

    Bocce Bar Is Midtown's New Italian Darling

    Timon Balloo doesn't want to dazzle you. At Bocce Bar, he cooks things simply -- braising duck legs in stock before plunging them into a pan with orecchiette, squash, and Parmesan. They are finished in a sauce that's thick enough to coat a wooden spoon and tastes of sage and thyme. They are unencumb ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Bocce Bar Hosts Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve

    Though most people think of Christmas with a Charles Dickens-like celebration on the 25th of December, many Italian families feast on the holiday's eve with a seafood bonanza. The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a meatless celebration that commemorates the wait for the midnight birth of the baby Jesus ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013
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    November 11, 2013

    Antonio Bachour Lists His Five Favorite Restaurants in Miami

    Antonio Bachour is one of the best pastry chefs in Miami. At the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, he creates stunning desserts layered with tropical fruits, sorbets, crémeux, and mousse. Here, in his own words, are his favorite restaurants in town.

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    November 7, 2013

    March of Dimes: Octopus Carpaccio, Pastrami-Cured Fluke, and More (Photos)

    Last night at the Hyatt Regency, dozens of chefs joined forces to raise money and awareness for March of Dimes, an organization that aims to give babies a healthy start in life. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the foundation, and yesterday marked the sweet sixteen for the event. Participa ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013
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    September 6, 2013

    Brunch at Sugarcane: Kale and Fat Boys Are Your Hangover Remedy

    Fridays are great for multiple reasons. They mark the end of the "formal" work week and the beginning of a three-day happy hour. They are also one day away from brunch, and well, you know how we feel about brunch. The trendy Sugarcane has an ever-changing seasonal brunch menu full of fresh offerin ... More >>

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    August 2, 2013

    Giorgio Rapicavoli Wins Iron Fork 2013 (Photos)

    As promised, it was a great battle at the Adrienne Arsht Center last evening as two of Miami's most talented chefs competed at Miami New Times' Iron Fork and Miami Spice Kickoff, presented by the Downtown Development Authority. Jamie DeRosa of Tongue & Cheek and Giorgio Rapicavoli of Eating House w ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013
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    July 25, 2013
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    July 2, 2013

    Bocce Bar To Open in Midtown With Vespa Parking and Bocce Court

    If you're into la dolce vita, you might want to invest in that red Vespa you've always wanted because you'll have a primo parking spot when Bocce Bar opens in Midtown Miami. Samba Brands Management is opening Bocce Bar, in the former Sustain space in Midtown, sometime in late 2013. See also: Sushi ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    Cochon 555: Aaron Brooks Victorious, Pigs Win Big (Photos)

    What do you get when you put Miami's top toques, five heritage breed pigs, bourbon, and a hot girl butchering a 300-pound porker all in the same room? A bitchin' good time, that's what. Swooping in for its second tour in Miami, Cochon 555 proved to be yet another fantastic event for attendees, ju ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Cochon 555 is Back: Brooks, McInnis, Balloo, Thomas, Zapata to Compete

    Pork lovers rejoice! Cochon 555, a porktastic event, is coming to town! The 10-city culinary competition and tasting tour was created to promote the sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs - so that we may eat them better, my dear. Five local chefs compete in each city, preparing a menu using a ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Sugarcane's Dinner With Friends Series Ends With Share Our Strength Fundraiser

    Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill's Dinner With Friends series is about to come to a close with one last blow-out dinner party to benefit Share Our Strength.The series, which pairs Sugarcane's Timon Balloo with a visiting guest chef, will host its final dinner at the restaurant's new private dining space, the ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Miami's Best Team Up For March Of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

    Miami's culinary elite will come together Thursday evening, October 25, at the Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach for the 15th annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction.The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. with a special "meet the chefs" reception, sees chef chair Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Chefs For Obama: Miami's Best Chefs Cook For Fundraiser

    Last evening's Chefs for Obama was a veritable who's who of the Miami culinary scene in Miami. Hosted by chef Michael Schwartz (Michael's Genuine Food & Drink) and congresswoman and Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the event, held at the Moore Building, was one of a ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Sugarcane's "Dinner With Friends" Series: Tickets Still Available

    Sugarcane continues executive chef Timon Balloo's "Dinner With Friends" series on Monday, and we've just received word that a limited amount of tickets are still available. He's sharing the stove with Cesar Zapata, executive chef of The Federal, Food, Drink & Provisions, named our Best Neighborh ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012

    Brad Herron, Todd Erickson, Timon Balloo in the Ultimate Locavore Battle: Python Anyone?

    Chefs Brad Herron (chef de cuisine at Michael's Genuine), Timon Balloo (executive chef at Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill), and Todd Erickson (executive chef at Haven) are competing to win the strangest award ever seen in a press release, the title of "Best Invasivore Chef." Local non-profit organi ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Johnson & Wales Zest Nominees Include McInnis, Erickson, Phillip Ho

    This Wednesday evening, pretty much every top chef in town will gather for what's turning out to be the Academy Awards of Miami dining: Johnson & Wales University's first annual Zest Awards.The invitation-only fete, to take place at the university's Academic & Student Center, is part of ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Timon Balloo's "Trash-to-Table" Home Griller

    ​Timon Balloo, James Beard-nominated chef at Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, uses a galvanized garbage can to do his smoking. "I was inspired during the SoBe Wine & Food Festival last year," he says. "I wanted to be one with the art of smoking and follow through the process from start to finish, 100 ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    Johnson & Wales Anniversary Contest: Eat, Tweet, And Win

    ​Johnson & Wales University North Miami is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a unique contest. And to help them, they've enlisted the aid of some of their culinary school alumni.Alumni who, by the way, happen to be behind the burners at some of Miami's best restaurants.To celebrate JWU's N ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Brunch at Sea Was Smooth Sailing

    Mother Nature relented just in time yesterday; rain came down as guests of the Brunch at Sea arrived, but then it stopped moments before boarding. Immediately upon entering the ship, diners buzzed around, moving from station-to-station in an effort to try one of everything being offered while being ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    SoBeWFF: Burger Bash Awards We'd Like to See

    Courtesy of SoBeWFF​Each year at the Burger Bash, standard awards are doled out for people's choice, best-dressed burger, best side dish, and judges' favorite at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, which opens Thursday.. Some chefs cheat by offering the same burger every year, yet nevertheless ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Timon Balloo at Johnson & Wales University Dinner

    ​The students at Johnson & Wales University's culinary arts program got a taste of what it's going to be like in the real world when Sugarcane executive chef and JWU graduate Timon Balloo took over the kitchen as part of the school's Distinguished Visiting Chef dinner series.The event, held la ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    Chinese New Year Edition of "Where It At?"

    Photo by Riki AltmanAnd you said you'd never try this dish...​And what the heck is it? Here's a hint: This posting was intended to coincide with the 2012 Chinese New Year, which began yesterday. And, no, these parts never belonged to a dragon. If anyone is a particular fan of this dish (besides yo ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Common Threads World Festival (Photos of Big Names!)

    All photos by Laine DossMichelle Bernstein with Common Threads students Cireh and Arieile.​Last evening some of Miami's best chefs shared cuisine from around the world at the second annual World Festival Miami to benefit Common Threads.The event at the Cruz Building in Coconut Grove featured great ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Common Threads Benefit: Exclusive Menu Preview

    Michelle Bernstein will host the World Festival to benefit Common Threads​Coconut Grove's Cruz Building (in the old Christabelle's Quarter space) will turn into the United Nations for the second annual World Festival Miami tomorrow, November 15 to benefit Common Threads.Chef Michelle Bernstein wil ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Friendly Food Fights and Fun at Last Night's Iron Fork

    All photos by Laine Doss​View photos from Iron Fork 2011 here.New Times' Fourth Annual Iron Fork at Ice Palace Film Studios in downtown Miami brought more than 1600 people out to eat, drink and enjoy some friendly competition between chefs.The weather couldn't have been more perfect as people sipp ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Timon Balloo and Carlos Torres On Upcoming Chef vs. Chef Match

    ​The 4th Annual Iron Fork event takes place Thursday, October 20th, from 7 to 10 pm at Ice Palace Film Studios in Downtown Miami (make sure to bring earmuffs -- I've heard it said that ice palaces can be cold). Lots of restaurants will be participating -- too many to list here, but a few highlight ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Fill The Grill Bloggers Competition: A Grill-Like Recipe For Apartment Dwellers

    ​Last month I chronicled the winding road that was Whole Foods' "Fill The Grill" competition, where we watched chef Timon Balloo (from Midtown's perpetually crowded Sugarcane), go up against chef Michael Jacobs, (who cooks up our Miami Heat player's creative fare) for the championship title. As on ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Fill The Grill Competition Finals: Jacobs vs. Balloo

    Lesley ElliottChefs Michael Jacobs and Timon Balloo.​The championship battle of kitchen wills finally culminated last night at Whole Foods in Coral Gables, where chef Timon Balloo of Sugarcane faced chef Michael Jacobs, who caters to the cravings of our Miami Heat players. Both had previously won ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Fill The Grill Competition: Balloo Wins First Round (Photos)

    Lesley ElliottChefs Timon Balloo and Daniel Ganem.​Last night two chefs faced off in the first installment of a cooking competition sponsored by Whole Foods in Coral Gables. Chef Timon Balloo of popular Midtown spot, Sugarcane, went up against Chef Daniel Ganem of the recently opened Kane Steakhou ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011
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    May 12, 2011
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    December 27, 2010

    Five Best Chefs of 2010

    Lee KleinRichard Hales keeps on truckin'​Five chefs. Five different means of distinguishing themselves over the course of the past year. The names are Timon Balloo, Giancarla Bodoni, Kevin Cory, Richard Hales, and Simon Stojanovic. The reasons follow:Giancarla Bodoni, Escopazzo:The organic Norther ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Food For Art Basel: Where to Get The Best Chow

    Courtesy of gastroPod​College students and those of us living on a budget have long known that art openings often provide an opportunity for gratis hors d'oeuvres and fancy drinks. Starving artists need to eat sometime, right?Art Basel week is an entirely different creature, of course, and it's on ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Paradise Farms Now Serving Lunch

    Timon Balloo headlines the first Dinner in Paradise​Paradise Farms Organic, under the elegant auspices of Gabriele Marewski, starts up another season of Dinners in Paradise. First lavish outdoor organic meal takes place December 12 with a chef lineup of Sugarcane's Timon Balloo, River Oyster Bar's ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    October 4, 2010

    Douglas Rodriguez, Jonathan Eismann, Andrea Randazzo to Compete in Ceviche Throwdown for Gulf Fishermen

    Courtesy of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill and South Florida Foodies​Miami's First Annual Ceviche Throwdown is Sunday, October 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. Participating chefs include Timon Balloo (Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill), Clay Conley (formerly of Azul), Jonathan Eismann (Fin), Douglas Rodriguez (Ocean/De Rodri ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Short Order Awards 2010 Nominees Are In... Vote Now!

    ​Last month, we revealed that at this year's Iron Fork event on October 21 we'd be handing out our first ever Short Order awards. While Best of Miami is picked by an ominous "editorial board," the blog awards work a little differently. We asked a group of local chefs, food bloggers, and our own Sh ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Did the New Lulu in Coconut Grove Copy Dishes on Its Menu?

    It has been said imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that is truly the case, Sugarcane and Smoke't should feel exalted by the new Lulu in Coconut Grove. Lulu isn't shy about this. The dinner menu opens with roasted dates stuffed with Manchego and linguiça and then wrapped in s ... More >>

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