When we heard The Dutch was closing at W South Beach, we were bummed. Former pastry chef Josh Gripper had only recently become executive chef at the restaurant, and we didn’t really get much time to see him shine. Thankfully, he’s continuing in that role at The Dutch’s replacement: The Restaurant at W South Beach (RWSB).
We’re no strangers to The Dutch, the cool American restaurant inside W South Beach. Over the years, we’ve popped in for Miami Spice, summer barbecues and a bevy of other special events. It’s been a while since our last visit, though, and things have changed for the better since Chef Josh Gripper took over as Executive Chef late last year.
His name should be familiar to anyone who knows anything about the local food scene. He oversaw the pastry program at The Dutch and is now trying his hand at savory fare — with fantastic results.
Since starting the blog, we’ve interviewed many members of the hospitality industry, and one constant among the interviewees has been a profound love for their pets. We thought it would be great to share this love with our readers.
That’s why we launched an ongoing feature called “Wag Wednesday” to showcase industry peeps and their pets. Know someone who wants to be featured? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week, we’re featuring Mario Alegre, Executive Banquets Chef at W South Beach, and his Schnauzer-ish, Macho.
On March 21st, top tennis stars and chefs converged at the W South Beach for one of our favorite parties of the year: Taste of Tennis. The event, which celebrated its 2nd year, helped kick off the Miami Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne.
On Monday, March 21st, W South Beach will host the 2nd Annual Taste of Tennis Miami to kick off professional tennis in Miami. The event brings together professional athletes, top chefs and luxury brands for an unforgettable evening of gourmet food, interactive sponsor experiences, signature cocktails and appearances by the world’s best tennis players.