José Andrés: A Gastronomic Delight

The 43-yearold Spaniard who is often credited with bringing the small plates concept to America, is the owner of 15 American restaurants. He defeated fellow superchef Bobby Flay on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America, appeared as a judge on Bravo’s Top Chef, and found the time to write three cookbooks. He has won a plethora of awards including the prestigious James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Chef Award, which is the highest honor an American chef can receive. Read More


Florida State of Mind: Kris Wessel’s Florida Cookery

It seems so obvious, celebrating Florida cuisine in the Sunshine State itself, but Kris Wessel’s Florida Cookery is the only restaurant in town putting a gourmet spin on dishes made with indigenous ingredients. The concept is new, yet steeped in Wessel’s family history, which dates back 87 years on Miami beach. Some of the chef’s best recipes are gleened from his grandmother’s old cookbooks. Situated in The James Royal Palm, which thanks to new ownership and a major rennonvation, is simultaneously the oldest and newest hotel on Miami Beach. Read More


À la Mode – Villa Azur

It’s no secret that Miami is a melting pot of cultural diversity; the city has flourished into something of a central hub for international jetsetters. So naturally, when it came time for partners Michael Martin, Jean Philippe Bernard and Olivier Martinez to blend their expertise,…Read The Full Post

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DAVID MANEROKNOWS A THING or two about the restaurant industry. He grew up learning from his father’s restaurant business, has opened ten restaurants in Connecticut and Florida, and has been working in restaurant concept, design and management for 30 years. Throughout his success, Manero had stayed true to his signature style of using fresh ingredients sourced locally. Read More


Regina Arriola’s Travel Diary: The Heart Of Milan Is At Villa Necchi

Milan is the kind of city where buildings crowd the narrow streets, markets are on every corner, and a sense of old world authenticity fills the air. Amongst all of this, in the heart of the city, is a historical home-turned-museum called the Villa Necchi. With a tennis court, swimming pool, and garden, Villa Necchi is a discreet gem in the bustling city. Read More