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James Beard Awards, 2019 Semi-Finalist, “Outstanding Restaurant” In America

“It has been an honor and a joy to serve the guests who dine at NORMAN’S. For over 15 years we have treasured the most wonderful accolades from the press and beautiful words from the many diners who have come to us at The Ritz-Carlton to join us. This nomination stands as…

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James Beard Awards, 2019 Semi-Finalist, “Outstanding Restaurant” In America

“It has been an honor and a joy to serve the guests who dine at NORMAN’S. For over 15 years we have treasured the most wonderful accolades from the press and beautiful words from the many diners who have come to us at The Ritz-Carlton to join us. This nomination stands as…

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The Big Dog: A Podcast by Marion Kane

Courtesy: Marion Kane, Food Sleuth

Marion Kane came to Miami to interview me for her podcast. We met at our cooking school, “In the Kitchen with Norman Van Aken”. The link will take you to the podcast. But first some words about Ms. Kane. Marion Kane has been a leader in the world of food journalism for…

Kitchen Conversations

Kitchen Conversations: Edward Lee

On Thursday, April 11th I will be joining my friend and fellow Chef/Author Edward Lee at ‘Books & Books’ in Coral Gables to celebrate the publication of Edward’s heralded book, “Buttermilk Graffiti”. Our conversation will be moderated by the James Beard Award winning journalist Carlos Frias. Our conversation starts at 8 p.m….

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Pérez Art Museum Gala

Courtesy: PAMM Portraits (Pérez Art Museum Miami)

PAMM is gearing up for its fifth annual Art of the Party on March 9, 2019, the museum’s largest fundraiser event of the year presented by Valentino. This year, PAMM has the privilege of honoring artist Christo, whose work spans over a monumental six decades, alongside Miami philanthropists Dorothy and Aaron Podhurst. The…

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Time Out Market Miami

Time Out Market Miami will soon open in a stunning location just off South Beach’s Lincoln Road—at 1601 Drexel Avenue. Its mission is unique: Time Out Market will bring the best of the city under one roof—the best chefs, drinks and cultural experiences. Everything is curated and hand-picked to showcase the outstanding…

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La Ventanita Land

Courtesy: The Miami Herald

Here’s a series curated by James Beard Award winning journalist Carlos Frías. In it I am joined by fellow chefs…. and pastelito lovers José Andrés, Michelle Bernstein, Marcus Samuelsson, Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud. Cuban coffee to wash it down of course. Salud!…

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CBS 4 with Lisa Petrillo at ‘Three’

Courtesy: CBS 4 Miami with Lisa Petrillo

Iconic Florida Chef Norman Van Aken Brings His Talents to “Three” in Wynwood. “Watching legendary Florida chef Norman Van Aken at work in the kitchen in his newest restaurant in Wynwood called “Three” is like watching an artist painting a new canvas.” Featured in the segment “Taste of the Town” (watch the video)…

The Typewriter

“If the map of the world were a tablecloth, and I could choose a place at that table, I would sit at the Southern tip of Florida, at the nexus of North America and the Caribbean. My plate would touch Cuba, the Florida Keys, the Yucatan, the West Indies, the Bahamas, and South America. And, if time could tell, I would listen to the tales of voyagers, discoverers, traders and mystics who, in searching for “the Indies”, the Great Kahn and the riches of China, discovered something much more valuable and enduring, A New World of Culinary Treasures. Almost instantly, the cuisines of the Old World began to merge with foods of the new one; This evolutionary and inexorable fusion lies at the heart of New World Cuisine.”

— Norman Van Aken, July, 1993
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