Local foodies have reason to rejoice: Chef Geoffrey Zakarian is back in South Florida. Last month, the celebrity chef opened Point Royal inside the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood. The coastal American restaurant is a modern take on a seaside restaurant, featuring a menu that emphasizes seafood but also includes savory bites like Chef Zakarian’s signature Ugly Burger. No matter what your protein preference, there’s something delicious waiting for you here.
Last week, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival brought in chefs from around the country — and the world. Among them was Uri Jeremias, the internationally acclaimed Israeli chef known for his fish and seafood restaurant, Uri Buri, in Acre, Israel.
As part of the SOBEWFF official event lineup, Chef Jeremias hosted a Mediterranean dinner with another international superstar chef — Aret Sahakyan — and Cecconi’s at Soho Beach House’s Sergio Segala. Earlier that same week, Chef Jeremias and two local chefs treated diners to an intimate meal at Café Roval. We were fortunate enough to be a part of that dinner, which featured dishes by Daniel Ganem (Quality Meats; Zuuk) and Café Roval’s own Peter Fred.
We’ve been food bloggers for almost three years now, and there’s one meal that stays with us: dinner at The Bazaar by José Andrés. Not only was it a feast for our taste buds, but it was also a feast for our eyes. When it comes to presentation and flavor, the Spanish restaurant holds nothing back.
Bazaar Mar, the chef’s latest Bazaar concept, continues this playfulness with a focus on seafood. The plates are just as vibrant, the cocktails are just as inventive, and the ambiance is just as playful as its sister property. Here, dinner is more than a meal — it’s an experience.
Mignonette, the #fuckingfancy oyster bar in Edgewater, has taken its talents to North Miami Beach. Earlier this month, the restaurant’s second outpost opened in the former Gourmet Diner space at 13951 Biscayne Boulevard. While much of the OG menu has made the trek up north, there are plenty of tasty additions to draw in regulars and newcomers alike. Read more
Pop quiz: What do bottomless drinks, a mouthwatering buffet and a killer playlist have in common? They can all be found at Delano South Beach during Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For $85, guests can enjoy all of the above at Bianca at Delano every weekend. Throw in a beautiful Miami winter day, and you’re in paradise.