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About Shanea Rakowski

I may not be a professional writer, but I consider myself a professional eater. I love to eat, read about food, travel, shop, take in the arts, and explore new places. Focusing mostly on Toronto, my home base, Miami, my second home and New York and Italy where I travel to the most, while also featuring other places I'm fortunate enough to visit, I'll share with you my most savoury tidbits along the way. Happy Dining!

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Shanea Savours: Pinch Kitchen

We really enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Pinch Kitchen located at 8601 Biscayne Blvd. The Chefs John Gallo and Rene Reyes have a wonderful provenance...Now they have opened this delightful homey, quaint and cozy little restaurant. You can tell they cook with passion as it shines through in all the well-cooked and flavorful dishes.

Pictured: Chocolate soufflé served inside a carved-out orange, with creme anglaise.
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Shanea Savours: Kaori

Patrons are in for a treat! Kaori by Walter Marino is Miami’s first 360-degree cinematography dining experience. The space is so aesthetically pleasing, with cutting edge technology, art, music and scents. The food presentation is most beautiful, a complete knockout in the terms of creativity.

Dubbed the “Millionaire Chef,” for creating the most expensive dish for an Arabian prince, Italian Chef Walter Marino has landed in Miami via Ibiza. This is his first restaurant and he has really gone above and beyond in the culinary entertainment area...
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Shanea Savours: Top Restaurants To Look For

Our resident restaurant connoisseur Shanea Rakowski introduces us to her favorites of last season, hot new restaurants and her list of "most anticipated" in South Florida for the Fall and Winter of 2016-2017.
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Shanea Savours: Le Zoo by Stephen Starr

Le Zoo restaurant by Stephen Starr is a French Brasserie with Mediterranean style dishes, with about 200 seats including indoors and outside patio. They offer classic bistro fare, such as, good, crusty French bread, French onion soup, steak tartare, steak and frites, chicken paillard, moules and frites, warm shrimp salad, cheese plates, and a good selection of charcuterie. There is also a nice seafood selection, such as crab, lobster, shrimps, oysters and stone crabs.
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