Norman Van AKen featured in Florida Foodie

Hi All! Recently I was up with our team at my new restaurant in Orlando just off Sand Lake Road in the Dellagio Plaza. The kind folks at the newscast ‘Click Orlando’ had me on their show, “Florida Foodie”. The digital storyteller is Thomas Mates and the hosts were Anchor,…

Norman’s Featured in Flamingo Magazine

9 Celebrity Chef Restaurants in Orlando You Have To Try Famed chef and cookbook author Norman Van Aken has a long history of operating successful restaurants in the Sunshine State. His recently-opened Norman’s, located in the Dellagio Town Center of Dr. Phillips, is a must-visit. Norman’s fusion menu includes everything…

Chef Norman Van Aken Stars in New TV Show

Courtesy: Orlando Sentinel Norman Van Aken is an accomplished chef, recipient of a multitude of James Beard acknowledgments among other culinary honors. He is an accomplished restaurateur. He is the author of many acclaimed cookbooks, but also one heck of an entertaining memoir, one that helps showcase why adding “TV…

Norman’s Return to Orlando

Hello Everyone! It is time (some might say past time) for an update on our restaurant, NORMAN’S. It has been a very busy time as opening restaurants always are. So please let me share some news with you all! Orlando Weekly food editor Faiyaz Kara review at the link. Now…

Smoking Fish and Listening to ‘Layla’

Last week my good friend Amy Drew Thompson … who also is the Food Editor of the Orlando Sentinel asked me if I had a memories of smoked fish I’d like to share with her readers. Amy a.k.a. ‘AD’ is person of journalistic energy like few I’ve known. She loves…

Resident Living Magazine

Courtesy: Resident Living

Resident Living Magazine wrote and published this fine article on our new location and restaurant in Orlando. Click the link and have a read! Even better … come dine with us soon! #normans #normanvanaken #orlando #newworldcuisine #jamesbeardawarded #residentlivingmagazine…

On the term “Floribbean Cuisine”

Recently my work was written about on a site named, “Tasting Table”. The author didn’t interview me. We have come to a place in time when this is more the case than ever. I’m not hard to locate online so that is perplexing to me. As you will see and…

NORMAN’s Opens on Orlando’s Restaurant Row

“Founding Father of New World Cuisine” unveils new culinary concept featuring both fine dining and inspired casual cuisine experiences under the same roof. Now open, NORMAN’S is a 7,300-square-foot culinary destination offering both fine dining and casual cuisine experiences, in addition to two private event spaces. The dramatic 80-seat Main…

Tropical Trailblazer – Miami New Times

Hi All, I am very grateful to share an article that just came out in the Miami New Times profiling my career. The beautifully written piece by long time Miami journalist and published poet Jen Karetnick also delves into my deep friendship with Chef Charlie Trotter and the recently released…

Fall 2022 Newsletter

Hi Everyone, As I write this, I realize I’m writing about another turning point in my professional life. It is more than a new chapter. It is more like a new book.  I have been in this business most of my life. There were ‘books’ before we ever opened the first NORMAN’S….

Food, Fishing, & Florida

Join The New York Times’ food editor Sam Sifton and chef Norman Van Aken in a rollicking exchange of ideas about South Florida’s culinary bounty and the environmental issues implicit in how we harvest and serve our food. Registration See Invitation…

 
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