Faiyaz Kara’s 55 Best Restaurants in Orlando

Courtesy: Faiyaz Kara (Orlando Weekly)

Explore the Orlando Weekly restaurant critic’s essential places to eat in 2018 2. Norman’s Fine dining is indeed alive and well, and at this perennial stalwart within the gilded walls of the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, so is fusion cuisine – thanks to celebrated chef Norman Van Aken, who leaves the execution of…

Norman’s Fifteenth Anniversary Dinner To Be A Star-Studded Celebration

Courtesy: Faiyaz Kara (Orlando Weekly)

Written/Posted by Faiyaz Kara For some, like orange-hued braggarts who “reject the idea of globalism,” the term “fusion cuisine” is worthy of scorn and revulsion. But like it or not, the term is a celebration of diversity, a celebration of “immigrant food” and a celebration of our ever-evolving palates. Our state’s most…

Kitchen Cousins: Chefs Nurture Growing Careers

In 1987 a person who’d become so much more than a ‘young cook in my kitchen’ but who’d become my spiritual and culinary ‘brother’ opened up his own restaurant. It was named “Charlie Trotter’s”. He made history there over the next twenty years. This article is about the opening night party Charlie…

Miami Spice of the Week: Three

Courtesy: TimeOut Miami

“It has taken Three no time at all to establish itself as the big dog in the Miami food scene. And while thrilling to watch (and eat), Three’s success is hardly a surprise considering it’s led by the esteemed Miami chef Norman Van Aken. What he’s done with his beautiful new Wynwood…

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