Miami Beach, FL 33139
- Monday through Thursday 6 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6 p.m. to midnight, Sun 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 11 p.m.
- Local ingredients, Wheelchair accessible, Free Wifi
- Dinner, Brunch
- Full bar
- Metered Parking, Street Parking
- Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Jeremy Ford — the Florida-born, smooth-scalped winner of the 13th season of Bravo's reality cooking show, Top Chef — has set up shop in South Beach. At Stubborn Seed, he's building on his widely publicized win and pumping out dishes the likes of which Miami has rarely seen. Nairagi rests on homemade buttermilk dressing. A puck of warm celery root, braised with lemon juice and olive oil, is treated like meat and paired with slivers of maitake mushrooms, crisped in tempura batter and served with a frothy mustard sauce. Multiple carrot preparations, including foamed, puréed, powdered, pickled, and roasted, accompany a succulent hunk of umami short rib and show off the kitchen's deep skills and dedication. If he keeps this up, Ford is destined to become an icon like some of his long-standing neighbors. Insider tip: Sure, Jeremy Ford is one of the most talented chefs in Miami, but don't overlook the mad skills of executive pastry chef Dallas Wynn. During Sunday brunch, it's Wynn's turn to shine as she turns out sticky buns, chai waffles, savory biscuits speckled with fragrant black pepper, and her now-famous snickerdoodles.
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