Wine Spectatorís August issue, on newsstands July 18, announces the 2017 Restaurant Awards, naming restaurants around the world that offer the best wine selections.
This year the Restaurant Awards program honors 3,592 dining destinations from all 50 states and more than 75 countries internationally. Miami is well represented with forty winners...
First-Ever Bocuse @ BRAVA
BRAVA By Brad Kilgore welcomed Team USA to Miami after their historic gold medal win at the Bocuse díOr (culinary Olympics) for a Gold Celebration Tour at the Adrienne Arsht Centerís John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. Bocuse díOr gold medal winner, Mathew Peters and Assistant Coach Robert Sulatcky joined Miamiís most talented chefs including Brad Kilgore, Jeff Maxfield, Giorgio Rapicavoli, Seth Blumenthal, Jose Mendin, Diego Oka, Sean Brasel, Aaron Brooks, Manuel Echeverri, Gabriel Fenton, Craig Giunta, and Soraya Kilgore for a culinary showcase attended by more than one hundred of Miamiís die-hard gourmands.
Pictured: Bocuse at BRAVA Chefs with Bocuse d'Or Gold Trophy
Shanea Savours: Valentino Italian Cucina in Ft. Lauderdale
I always tend to drive south for dinner and I have many of my followers ask me for recommendations for restaurants north of Miami, so I decided to venture to Fort Lauderdale for a change. Iíve always heard great things about Valentino Cucina Italiana, at 620 South Federal Highway. Ft. Lauderdale has never been known as a mecca for fine dining; itís always had a shortage of sophisticated restaurants. Well, now it has Valentino where Chef/Owner, Giovanni Rocchio is creating some expertly prepared Italian dishes with a modern twist...
Foodie Find: Zucca at Hotel St. Michel
Tucked into the corner of the landmark Hotel St. Michel, Zucca has opened in Coral Gables, serving authentic Italian fare and hand-crafted cocktails in a modern and comfortable setting. The antipasti light bites include a selection of homemade cheeses including Mozzarella di Bufala, Borcconcini as well as Burrata and Stracciatella...
Intercontinental at Doral Miami
Set in the midst of Doral's thriving commercial corridor, the InterContinental Doral's Blue Matisse Restaurant and NAU Lounge is a lunchtime haven for business people and locals.
The On-the-Fly Executive Lunch offers a variety of creative Latin-fusion dishes with carefully crafted small plate delicacies temptingly displayed on the Chef's table. These complement enticing specials that change daily and are prepared and served at live action stations.