Miami Food, Dining & Restaurants

 Shanea Savours: Marion Restaurant

...Marion bakes all of their own breads and ours was perfection. It was so good in fact I took home a few different loaves from their market. They sell a lot of their food and pastries to go.

We tried their signature dish of rotisserie chicken and was quite impressed. The rotisserie comes from France and the chickens from Marlin farms in upstate New York. The farm wins awards for the best chickens and I can see why...

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 America’s Best Breakfasts by Lee Brian Schrager

Lee Schrager's new book, "America's Best Breakfasts: Favorite Local Recipes from Coast to Coast," launched with a bash at the Magic City Casino. More than 400 passionate gourmands gathered for a benefit brunch to celebrate cookbook number three from Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival founder and director Lee Brian Schrager.

South Florida is well represented in America'a Best Breakfasts with several local recipes, and they were all on-hand to help mark the occasion.

Pictured: America’s Best Breakfasts author Lee Brian Schrager and Chef Allen Susser of The Café at Books & Books enjoying Susser’s crispy matzo brei with tangerine ginger marmalade and sea salt.

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 Shanea Savours: MC Kitchen in the Design District

Quiet and more elegant, which is a rarity in this part of town, MC Kitchen stands out from many other restaurants in this area. It’s uber-talented Chef, Dena Marino, was an Iron Chef alumni. The food is what I would call modern Italian cuisine with inventive takes on Italian classics. Chef Dena uses only fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Pictured: The black mission fig and prosciutto pizza

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 Shanea Savours: Pao in the new Faena Hotel

Arriving at Pao, you walk up a circular staircase, are greeted by lovely and friendly hostesses, and they walk you inside a curtained area into the circular dining room, which is dominated by a 6.5 million dollar Damien Hirst Unicorn, raised in the center of the room. The menus focus is Contemporary Asian, and was designed by celebrity Chef Paul Qui. Qui, a James Beard award winner, dominated on Top Chef. He is of Filipino heritage and the menu had Chinese, French, Spanish, Japanese and Filipino elements to it.

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 Joy Wallace Spreads The Love

Joy Wallace believes that food isn't just for eating, it's for loving. One of South Florida's most sought after caterers with her A Joy Wallace Miami Catering and Design says every day is filled with love.

Our pre-Valentine's Day conversation centered on love in its many forms: love for what you do, love for the people who surround you, romantic love and love for yourself...

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