AD LIB Welcomes Chef Norman Van Aken

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We are proud to announce the newest addition to the 50 Eggs Team, James Beard Award-winning chef, Norman Van Aken who will be leading the AD LIB dream team. Chef Van Aken is the only chef in Florida to win the James Beard Foundation’s “Who’s Who in American Food and Beverage” award,…

The Big Dog: A Podcast by Marion Kane

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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…

Pérez Art Museum Gala

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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…

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 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…

 
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