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5 Minutes with Executive Chef Peter Fred

Café Roval’s Executive Chef explains why this spot is the place everyone's talking about

When Mark Soyka first opened his pump house restaurant concept, Café Roval {5808 NE 4th Court, MiMo; 786.953.7850}, in November 2016, Miamians everywhere couldn’t wait to see what the famed restaurateur had in store. Previously known for top dining locations like News Café, Van Dyke Café, and his namesake restaurant, Soyka–all of which have received rave reviews–Mark Soyka opened his ... Read More »

10 Questions for NAOE’s Chef Kevin Cory

A Q & A with the man behind Brickell Key's most sought-after tables

Chef Kevin Cory, of NAOE and N by NAOE {661 Brickell Key Drive, Brickell; 305.947.6263}, has made a name for himself here in Miami, and every Japanese food aficionado in the Magic City is clamoring to get a seat at one of his tables. While we know and love his cuisine at NAOE and N by NAOE here at DiningOut Miami, ... Read More »

The Magic of MR CHOW

Meet the chefs from China who help make this famed Chinese restaurant a culinary icon in Miami Beach

Last issue, we profiled the eminent culinary talent behind MR CHOW, Chef Lau Chung Yi. But the mastery of the kitchen at this landmark restaurant is thanks to many culinary talents. This issue, we highlight four of them—Chinese culinary masters whose skills have made possible a menu rich with truly authentic dishes. YIU MING TSUI (PASTA CHEF) Started cooking professionally: 18 ... Read More »

Executive Chef Thomas Buckley Takes Brunch at Nobu Miami to a New Level

The English-born chef has worked under famed Chef Nobu Matsuhisa for 17-plus years

For decades, Nobu has been one of the hottest, and one of the most esteemed, restaurants around. Started in 1994 at the request of actor Robert De Niro–a huge fan of Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, whose request has since turned into 32 Nobu restaurants around the world; in Malibu, Lana’I, Hong Kong, Monte Carlo, Dubai, the Eden Roc Miami Beach, and more. And ... Read More »

Chef Roundtable: International Inspiration

What is your favorite internationally inspired dish on your menu this season?

What is your favorite internationally inspired dish on your menu this season? Chef Mathias Gervais of Jaya  My favorite dish on the Jaya menu is our Hamachi, and it truly represents who I am as a French chef at The Setai. It is a great expression of my love for Asian food and culture, and my enjoyment of fresh, raw ... Read More »

10 Questions with Chef Clark Bowen, Executive Chef at db Bistro

db Bistro Moderne Miami has a new executive chef

Clark Bowen

Celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne at the JW Marriott Marquis {255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown; 305.421.8800} may have a new executive chef at the helm, but Chef Clark Bowen is no stranger to the db kitchen; for the last five years, he has served as the restaurant’s sous chef. In his new position, Bowen looks forward to adding his creative ... Read More »

Late Night Mediterranean Feast with Top Chef Stars

An upcoming late-night event you need to check out

Blair Wilson

Not to worry if you didn’t snag tickets to one of the 80-plus largely sold-out SoBe Fest events. There are a slew of worthy satellite alternatives you can still get into, including next Thursday’s late-night Mediterranean Feast with Top Chef’s Mike Isabella, Jennifer Carroll, and George Pagonis. The second annual event, hosted by local talent Chef Blair Wilson of The Social Club, will be held ... Read More »

10 Questions with Jose Icardi, Executive Chef, Katsuya South Beach

Behind the scenes with the chef at SoBe's favorite sushi restaurant

Katsuya Chef Jose Icardi

Those in-the-know understand that when it comes to fresh and innovative sushi, very few places compare to Katsuya {1701 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.455.2995}. And now, the South Beach location of the SBE group restaurant is spicing things up by adding some brand-new dishes to its already popular menu that won’t disappoint. DiningOut recently had the chance to interview Katsuya’s ... Read More »

Mandarin Oriental, Miami Celebrates Chefs’ Birthdays

Join chefs Benjamin Murray and Diego Oko for a joint birthday celebration

mandarin oriental chefs

’Tis the season for celebrating—and Mandarin Oriental, Miami {500 Brickell Key, Brickell; 305.913.8358} is giving us yet another reason to do just that on Wednesday, December 16, in honor of the birthdays of Chef Benjamin Murray of Azul and Chef Diego Oka of La Mar by Gastón Acurio. Guests who dine at either restaurant on this special date will enjoy ... Read More »

Chef Daniel Boulud and db Bistro Celebrate Five Years

A "Tour de France" extravaganza for the restaurant's fifth anniversary

Daniel Boulud courtesy Daniel Krieger

Tomorrow, October 21, from 7-10pm, acclaimed celebrity Chef Daniel Boulud will be making a special appearance at db Bistro Moderne {255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown;
 305.421.8800} in celebration of the restaurant’s fifth anniversary in Miami. The evening will be a “Tour de France” extravaganza, featuring all-inclusive food and drinks from five different regions in France. Live music will carry guests ... Read More »