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chef derrick robersFontainebleau® Miami Beach, has appointed Derrick Roberts as Chef de Cuisine of Gotham Steak. A graduate of The French Culinary Institute in New York City and Thailand’s Baan Thai Cookery School and Somphong Cooking School, Roberts previously served as Chef de Cuisine at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in New York City.

Roberts began his professional journey as a line cook at Tribeca Grill in New York City and, from there, honed his skills in kitchens across the globe: at the Michelin Star Arstiderna in Sweden, as Sous Chef at Umami Restaurant in Copenhagen Denmark, as Chef de Cuisine at the Ritz Carlton’s Bleuwater restaurant in St. Thomas, USVI, at The Palms Resort in Turks and Caicos, BWI  and Chef de Cuisine of Hualalai Resort’s flagship fine dining restaurant, before his last post in New York City.

Gotham Steak’s new menu items — in addition to a vast list of dry-aged prime beef, seafood, poultry and more — include Petrossian Royal Ossetra Caviar ($295), Petrossian Alverta President Caviar ($195), Fresh Main Lobster Salad ($25) with avocado, orange, fennel in a citrus vinaigrette; Maine Lobster Risotto ($26) with Brussels sprouts and black trumpet mushrooms; Jumbo Lump Crab Cake ($28) with smoked chili, old bay and pineapple salad; and Steamed Bouchot Mussels ($22) with cockles, chorizo, uni butter and Crostini.  New Dessert items prepared by Pastry Chef Russell Karath include Zacapa Rum Cuatro Leches ($12) prepared with coconut, passion fruit and condensed milk sherbet; Homemade Coffee Doughnuts ($12) with chocolate, nutella and banana sauce; Vanilla Crème Brulee ($12) with caramelized brown sugar, fresh berries and raspberry sorbet; Chocolate in Textures ($12) with guanaja ganache, jivara sponge and tainori ice cream; and Keylime Cremeux ($12) with compressed green apple, lemongrass and aloe sorbet.

Gotham Steak and The Lounge at Gotham Steak are located just off the lobby inside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach.  Hours of operation: 6 p.m. to midnight, Sunday through Thursday; until 1 a.m. in The Lounge Friday and Saturday.  For reservations please call: (305) 674-4780. www.fontainebleau.com/gothamsteak.