Fabio Viviani Brunch at Siena Tavern: Stone Crab Benedict, Coccoli Lox, and Tiramisu French Toast (Photos)

In Chicago, the birthplace of SoBe's Siena Tavern, the brunching culture is serious. "That's how people spend and plan their weekends," says co-owner David Rekhson. "Our brunch up there is a total party brunch."

Rekhson and his "Top Chef," Italian heartthrob Fabio Vivinai, are trying to replicate this culture at Siena Tavern in South Beach through tiramisu French toast, bottle service, bottomless bloody marys, and a breezy terrace.

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Carla Torres found her inner gourmand voice while writing for Miami New Times in 2012. She has also worked with Travel & Leisure and Ocean Drive. She balances passions for wine, sweets, yoga, and kayaking.