Oysters

Where To Eat Oysters On National Oyster Day In South Florida

It’s always something, and national food and drink holidays are no exception. While seemingly silly and superfluous it is a public relations dream come true. How some of these commemorative days come into being is ironically ...
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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 pa...
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Lunch at Traymore Restaurant and Bar Miami Beach

Some restaurants pull in the beautiful people, some serve beautiful food and a handful can actually do both successfully. Case in point, Traymore Restaurant and Bar at the Metropolitan Miami Beach. The Metropolitan hotel is own...
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Lunch at Gibraltar at Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, Coconut Grove

Just over the Grove Isle Bridge, sits the eponymous 20-acre Grove Isle Hotel & Spa. In a matter of minutes, this private island puts distance between the hustle & bustle of every day life and absolute tranquility. Grov...
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Edge Steak & Bar Miami

EDGE Steak & Bar located in the Four Seasons Miami, on Brickell is a modern steak concept, not to be confused with the term steakhouse. Edge Steak & Bar is casual, yet polished, bright, and sanguine, certainly not what...
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Where to go for Happy Hour in Miami

Wherever you land in Miami there’s always a drink special being offered. Happy Hours are a hot commodity for restaurants and hotels in South Florida. More often than not there are some great steals and deals to be had durin...
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Dinner at 15 Steps at Eden Roc Miami Beach

Back in October 2011 Jeremy Ford was one of South Florida Food and Wine’s Chef in the Spotlight; a series of interviews loosely based on the Proust Questionnaire. Ford is a protégée of Chef Dean James Max, principle o...
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Ca’ del Bosco Wine Dinner at Scarpetta Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Cellar 1954, a Wine & Dinner Series by FONTAINEBLEAU is an exclusive, monthly event paying homage to the vintage year of 1954, the year Fontainebleau Miami Beach originally opened, and pairs the world’s most prestigio...
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Martin Codax Albariño Wine Dinner at José Andres’ Bazaar at SLS South Beach

The one thing about math is that it’s so in your face, it’s never wrong, it always adds up, even if you don’t. Case in point, the wine dinner I attended earlier this week; One wine, five courses, fourteen tapa...
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La Mar by Gaston Acurio to open at Mandarin Oriental Miami in December 2013

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has joined forces with celebrity chef Gaston Acurio to open La Mar by Gaston Acurio at Mandarin Oriental, Miami in December 2013, replacing the hotel’s Café Sambal restaurant. The all-day di...
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Quintessa Wine Dinner at Gotham Steak Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Quintessa is a red meritage wine bearing the same name as the vineyard from which it is made. Quintessa is a blend that can include some or all of the five varietals grown on the estate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Fr...
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Indian Pop-Up Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove October 2013

 A Passage to India: An Authentic Indian Pop-Up Restaurant at The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove opens on Thursday, October 3rd. The existing Bizcaya will be transformed into a sultry Indian dinner destination complete with tradi...
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Quintessa Wine Dinner at Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Quintessa is a red meritage wine bearing the same name as the vineyard from which it is made.  Quintessa is a blend that can include some or all of the five varietals grown on the estate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet...
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Vérité wine dinner at Gotham Steak, Fontainebleau Miami Beach

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach launched Cellar 1954, a Wine Series by FONTAINEBLEAU. This wine series hosts monthly events pairing some of the world’s most prestigious wines and winemakers with the cuisine of Fontainebleau Mia...
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Interview with Julie Frans, Signature Chef at The Palms Hotel & Spa

This week’s Chef in the Spotlight is Julie Frans the Signature Chef at The Palms Hotel & Spa. Frans is responsible for the creation and execution of the property’s restaurant, lounge and pool menus. Frans is keen on...
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Interview with Richard Gras, Chef de Cuisine, J&G Grill St. Regis Bal Harbour

Today’s Chef in the Spotlight is Richard Gras, Chef de Cuisine of J&G Grill at the St. Regis Bal Harbour. With a solid and notable resume Chef Gras came to work with Jean George and company by way of the Ritz-Carlton; doi...
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48 hour weekend getaway, The Ritz Carlton South Beach

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach resides in the historic DiLido Hotel, after undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation The Ritz Carlton opened its doors in 2003 almost 50 years after the landmark hotel opened on the corner of t...
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Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne

48 hour weekend getaway; Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne, Florida is ideal for aqua-activities such as windsurfing, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling and jet skiing. Key Biscayne plays host to the world-famous Sony Ericsson Open, held each year at The Tennis Center at ...
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Andrew Balick, Chef de Cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach

Interview with Andrew Balick, Chef de Cuisine, DiLido Beach Club at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach

This week’s Chef in the Spotlight is rising star Andrew Balick, Chef de Cuisine at DiLido Beach Club, at The Ritz-Carlton South Beach. The young and very talented Balick earned his stripes at Miami’s Azul restaurant (M...
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Matthieu Godard the new Executive Chef at db Bistro Moderne Miami

Today the formal and public announcement was made that Jarrod Verbiak, Executive Chef of db Bistro Moderne Miami has moved to China to be closer to family and will also remain in the Daniel Boulud culinary family as Verbiak ha...
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Father’s Day 2012 in South Florida and beyond

It’s official, every holiday is now fair game for every restaurant, bar, lounge and hotel. Not that is wasn’t in the past but some holidays just seemed to stake a natural claim on the 11am brunch, the 2pm dinner and...
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Wine, Beer and Sake dinners in Fort Lauderdale and Miami

Notable and imaginative pairing dinners are on the horizon in South Florida; taking a page from the traditional multi-course Wine Dinner book, spirits, beer and sake are now strong contenders for an equally food-fascinating eve...
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Cigar City Brewing Dinner at db Bistro Moderne Miami

Earlier today The Chowfather posted Tiers of Excellence, a list of Miami restaurant rankings; according to none other than The Chowfather. db Bistro Moderne made the list and the explanation The Chowfather gave for db making ...
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Dinner at J&G Grill, St. Regis Bal Harbour

Dining at J&G Grill, St. Regis Bal Harbour is sensory dining in it’s finest hour. Sight, sound, taste and smell is replete with desire. The decor, the view, the music, the service, the food, all equal components playi...
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Tenuta dell’Ornellaia Wine Dinner at The Setai South Beach

The Setai South Beach begins its 2012 monthly Wine Dinner Series with January’s wine dinner featuring Tenuta dell’Ornellaia one of the original Super Tuscan wines from the coastal vineyards of Bolgheri. The wine dinner ...
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Boutique Hotels from Palm Beach to Key West

There’s always a South Florida weekend getaway steal and deal from Palm Beach to Key West, you just have to look for it. Whether you need to recharge your batteries or just need a change of scenery, a boutique hotel any...
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Russian Standard Vodka luncheon at The Setai South Beach

I’m a fan of Русский Стандарт, English translation: Russian Standard, this is one vodka I can drink neat. It’s very smooth, almost too smooth, if that’s even possible. There is no overwhelming a...
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