FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  NORMAN VAN AKEN ANNOUNCES THEIR NEW ‘RESTAURANT ROW’ LOCATION  AT DELLAGIO TOWN CENTER.  Orlando, Florida—Chef Norman Van Aken, his wife, Janet, and partners Tom and Kim Wood announced that they are reopening their flagship restaurant on sand Lake’s famed ‘Restaurant Row’ in the iconic Dellagio Town Center. …

Time Out Market News

Courtesy: Miami

Some changes are underway at South Beach’s biggest food hall with one of Miami’s biggest names revamping his offerings. Norman Van Aken has teamed up with the owners of the popular raw bar Salt & Brine at the Timeout Market in South Beach on a pair of new food stalls….

NORMAN’S Orlando. “One Door Closes and Another Opens”.

Courtesy: Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel: Amy Drew Thompson “It was Saturday night in the ritzy enclave of Coral Gables and the board was full of tickets. Chef Norman Van Aken was expediting orders, hands flying fast, when a gentleman strolled into the madness of the kitchen and introduced himself. Van Aken didn’t know…

Moving On Out Party!

As George Harrison put it so well, “All Things Must Pass”. So, after 16 award-winning years we are going to go out in style with some of our dearest and most talented friends. On Saturday, August 3rd we will gather with the following folks and a roomful of guests who will…

Interview, D’Artagnan, “Center Of The Plate”

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At D’Artagnan we proudly work with chefs across the country, providing them with quality ingredients to express their creativity in the kitchen. Some we have decades-long relationships with, and others are new to the family. The chef we interviewed for this blog post falls in the former camp. Chef Norman Van…

Food & Wine Magazine/Time Out Market Miami

Courtesy: Food & Wine

Thank You Clarissa Buch and Food & Wine Magazine! Readers. Please hit the link to access the whole article by Ms. Buch. “In addition to the 18 food stalls, the 18,000-square-foot space in South Beach includes three bars, an art gallery, and a demonstration kitchen.” CLARISSA BUCH Updated May 07,…

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…

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…

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!…

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…

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