Restaurant Reviews

Sneak Review: AltaMare

A tidbit taken from next week's Cafe review of AltaMare:

If

Giordano and new chef Simon Stojanovic make providing a seamlessly smooth

dining experience appear easy, it's because they have learned how

to do so through hard work. The former finessed his skills while orchestrating

Alta Mar over the past nine years; Stojanovic honed his craft under

the tutelage of Michael Schwartz -- originally at Nemo and then as

sous chef at Michael's Genuine. The influence is obvious: Stojanovic's

daily-changing menu is more a Mediterranean mash than that of his mentor

but showcases similar sustainable sourcing such as local organic produce,

free-range and organic meats, and line-caught seafood. The chef also

baits the hook with the restless worm of intelligent creativity.

AltaMare
1233 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach
305-532-3061

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