Photo by Peter TaylorWillis Loughhead, former head chef at Tantra Restaurant in South Beach and Bizcaya at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, has accepted the position of executive chef at The Plaza Hotel in New York. Short Order spoke with Willis a little while ago to see what he had been up to sin ... More >>
Photo by Peter TaylorWillis wills it.Today, Willis Loughhead talks about charcuterie, future plans, and a hippie trip "without the pot" that served as a spiritual sabbatical.I read you've been involved in making charcuterie.
I have done all of the charcuterie for the past two restaurants with my
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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 >>
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 >>
Gerald Posner has a new book out called Miami Babylon. In it, he details Lee Schrager's having pled guilty to insurance fraud. Lee Schrager is the local, socially-networked promotions powerhouse behind the success of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.Our paper-product recently profiled Lee ... More >>