Closer Look: Lorenzo in South Beach

Tony Mantuano, the James Beard Award-winning chef behind Lorenzo, is no stranger to show business. He was featured on season two of Bravo's Top Chef Masters. But he's perhaps better known for something else. Mantuano is Barack Obama's favorite chef. According to the New York Times, the president swoons over Mantuano's wood-roasted scallops, a dish served at his Chicago restaurant, Spiaggia — where the Obamas have celebrated several anniversaries, birthdays, and date nights.

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