Farm-To-Table: Dining in Miami

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1500° at Eden Roc
4525 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 674-5594

Ambiance
With a contemporary yet comfortable design overseen by Seth Greenberg, 1500° encompasses 10,000- square-feet of indoor and outdoor dining space, including an intimate eat-in bar perfect for Miami’s cocktail set. The space is warm and chic, with a rustic edge.

What to order
Currently, Chef Paula’s go-to dish is the Paella. It’s very untraditional and uses seafood, chorizo, chicken and a fried egg!

Who comes here
From reality TV stars to sports legends, they’ve hosted lots of notable names.

Sweet tooth
The Banana Cream Pie with Dulce de Leche Ice Cream and White Chocolate Crumble is irresistible.

The Forge
432 41st Street
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 538-8533

Ambiance
A 1920s blacksmith’s workshop-turned-culinary landmark with exotic light woods and oversized Murano chandeliers, The Forge is home to numerous subtly unique dining and cocktail areas.

What to order
The Grilled Angus Sirloin Burger topped with Boneless Short Ribs, Lobster Marmalade, Truffled French Fries and Pomegranate Ketchup, served with a tasting of Bordeaux 20.

Who comes here
William Levy, Erik Spoelstra, Gabrielle Anwar, Brett Ratner, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are all frequent visitors of the luxurious restaurant; when in town, of course.

Sweeth tooth
The Forge Souffle in an array of decadent flavors. Expect a 30-minute preparation time.

Edge Steak & Bar
1435 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 381-3190

Ambiance
The bar and dining room are chic yet relaxed, with warm earth tones and beautiful light fixtures extending around the bar area. Outside, James Beard award-winning design firm AvroKo created an outdoor living room that provides guests with a retreat from downtown’s hustle and bustle.

What to order
Edge’s signature Corvina entrée is crusted with Basil and a Piquillo Pepper emulsion and served with a Greek Salad. The Corvina is locally caught and the Basil and Piquillo Peppers are grown in Chef Aaron Brook’s very own vegetable and herb garden, located at the hotel.

Who comes here
A sleek and sophisticated crowd of Miami residents who appreciate good food. Chef Aaron Brooks also has a loyal foodie following.

Sweet tooth
The Chocolate Napoleon with Coeur de Cuanaja Ganache, Milk Chocolate Crunch with White Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream.

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
130 NE 40th Street
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-5550

Ambiance
Unpretentious and inviting.

What to order
Whole Wood Oven Roasted Local Fish, or the Pork Porterhouse.

Who comes here
Locals, tourists, families, artists, designers, athletes, and sure, the occasional celebrity.

Sweeth tooth
The daily Pie in a Jar from Chef Hedy Goldsmith.

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