D Rodriguez Ocean at the Hilton Bentley Hotel,
101 Ocean Drive, South Beach 305-673-3763. 





L'Escalier at The Breakers, Palm Beach

One South County Road, Palm Beach, 561-659-8465


  A new seasonal menu with wildly creative dishes in a sumptuous old-world setting

The Grill at The Setai, Miami Beach
2001 Collins Avenue, South Beach
(305) 520-6400 or 

 Executive Chef Jonathan Wright has raised the bar leaps-and-bounds higher with a new Mediterranean-style menu

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Norman's 180

180 Aragon and Ponce de Leon in the Westin Colonnade, Downtown Coral Gables, 305-529-5180

The menu reflects Norman’s interest in more rustic foods from around the world as well as the co-chefs farm-to-table sustainable approach



Tokyo Blue **

4040 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale  (In the Ocean Manor Resort),  954-566-2122             

 Great Pan-Asian food by former Nobu chefs, in a sleek and mordern ocean front setting  




Bistro e on the 15th floor of Viceroy Miami
485 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami  305-503-0373 





Miami Spice at The Fontainebleau: Hakkasan, Gotham Steak, Scarpetta

   Simone Zarmati Diament


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BOURBON STEAK, A Michael Mina Restaurant

19999 West Country Club Drive, Aventura
Chef's Market Dinners and Miami Spice menus - Bourbon Steakfine offers exceptional dining for exceptional prices.




SoLita Las Olas

 1032 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale       954-357-2616.

  fun, friendly with fare ranging from

simple comfort food to more sophisticated cuisine


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Il Palagio, Four Seasons Hotel, Florence, Italy****
Eating at Chef Mollica's table s like opening a map of Italy and eating the best each region has to offer

This is part of a series of stories on food and wine from Italy by

 South Florida Gourmet editor Simone Zarmati Diament


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Poggio Etrusco
Via del Pelago 11, Loc. Fontecornino -Sant'Albino di Montepulciano (SI) - 53045 ITALY
Tel/Fax (39) 0578 798 370

A cultural, food and wine holiday in an organic Agriturismo near Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy 

This is part of a series of stories on food and wine from Italy by  
South Florida Gourmet editor
Simone Zarmati Diament



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