Miami

July 15, 2014

Dinner at Azul at Mandarin Oriental Miami

Azul at the Mandarin Oriental Miami has a history of breeding impeccable culinary, sommelier, and management talent; the lineage continues on with the new guard, William Crandall, chef de cuisine, Frederic Monnet, executive pastry chef, Todd Phillips, Sommelier, and Joshua Willen, Azul’s manager.

Staying true to Azul’s marriage of European flavors with Asian influences, Crandall tows the line, but imparts his own culinary savvy for new and exciting. Crandall honed his skills under the tutelage of Michelin-starred Chef Andrew Zimmerman at the acclaimed NoMi restaurant in Chicago.

Azul - Brickell

Azul – Brickell

With its prime location, Azul offers the best of both worlds overlooking Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline. Very much like a symphony orchestra, Azul’s ambiance is the core, and everything surrounding it, the food, the service, and the wine are the various sections that make Azul what it is.

Azul - Brickell

Azul – Brickell

Crandall’s menu plays to the natural ambiance of Azul, its waterview, and city view. His menu shows depth and breadth, with offerings of buttermilk poached guinea hen, spiced carnaroli risotto, wagyu short rib, confit Florida cobia, loup de mer (Mediterranean seabass) and 62° Maine lobster. Complementing the menu is the neatly chosen 700+ wine labels under the direction of Todd Phillips.

spiced carnaroli risotto

spiced carnaroli risotto

buttermilk poached guinea hen

buttermilk poached guinea hen

wagyu short rib

wagyu short rib

key lime cloud

key lime cloud

confections

confections

Knowing your audience is key in any genre, and Crandall along with Sommelier Todd Phillips’ attention to their Brickell Key guests does not go unnoticed with a Caviar and Champagne menu and the newly remodeled 12-seat chefs table overlooking the restaurant’s open white marble kitchen. It is the attention to detail that has always been paramount at Azul and now even more so with a new guard and new menu.

Azul at Mandarin Oriental, Miami 500 Brickell Key Drive Miami, FL  33131 Azul on Urbanspoon

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