Restaurant Reviews

Jamie DeRosa Gets Frisky With His Nosh at South Beach's Tongue & Cheek

Quick question. Remember that swanky spot Tudor House at the Dream South Beach hotel? If so, you'll likely remember Jamie DeRosa, the chef who led the kitchen until the restaurant closed last year.

DeRosa, a portly 40-year-old with spiky brown hair and a toothy grin, made a name for himself with, among other things, his pea soup, a smooth purée of fresh peas, cream, and leeks. When you ordered the dish, a bowl arrived topped with house-made lime marshmallows, peppercorns, and little pea tendrils. A waiter poured the emerald broth from a pitcher into a tiny basin. It was theatrical and amusing.

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Emily Codik