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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.

1. Makoto: "Every time I go, chef Makoto Okuwa prepares an omakase-style meal. I leave the selections up to him, and he sends me whatever he wants. It's always amazing. I love all the fish there: maguro, medai, aji, toro, fluke. Also, he serves the best Japanese eggplant with chicken miso."

2. MC Kitchen: "Dena Marino makes some of the best pasta in town. My favorite is the Rustichella d'Abruzzo paccheri, with house-made spicy Italian sausage, broccoli rabe, and pecorino romano."

3. Pubbelly: "The dates avec chorizo are delicious, and so is the Pubbelly ramen."

4. Hakkasan: "My favorite dish is the duck salad. And the Peking duck is also to die for."

5. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill: "I love the drinks. My favorite is the strawberry balsamic cocktail. It's a nice atmosphere, and chef Timon Balloo's food is great. He's truly amazing. I also love the short ribs and crispy rice!"

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