Driftwood, Nautilus Hotel, Miami Beach - April 7, 2016

When I arrived at the Driftwood Room inside the new Nautilus South Beach Hotel, the chef — Alex Guarnaschelli — was actually there at a table

2012 James Beard Foundation Semifinalists Announced - February 21, 2012

James Beard’s 2012 Chef and Restaurant Semifinalists Announced
The James Beard Foundation has named the  restaurant and chef award semif…

2011 James Beard Foundation Awards Semifinalists Unveiled - March 6, 2011

The list of Restaurant and Chef semifinalists for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation’s recognition program honoring profe…

Food & Wine Names Best New Chefs 2010 - April 8, 2010

New York City, April 6, 2010 — At a celebration this week at The Four Seasons Restaurant, Food & Wine Editor in Chief Dana Cowin announced t…

2010 James Beard Foundation Awards – Semifinalists - February 19, 2010

The  2010 James Beard Foundation Awards restaurant and chef award semifinalists were announced yesterday. Selected from thousands of onli…

New Chef at Solea, South Beach - February 5, 2010

In the brief time since 32-year-old Marc Vidal was named executive chef of Solea at the W South Beach hotel, his menu, offering the savory classi…

Azul Restaurant, Mediterranean + Asian = Innovation - March 3, 2008

While in Miami last week for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, I slipped across the causeway for a sampling of the creative cuisine of Cla

Tropical Mango Gazpacho from The Palms Chef Gerd Richter - February 28, 2008

Located on 30th Street in Miami Beach (FL), the more tranquil north side of South Beach, The Palms… hotel was just far enough from the South