Postcards

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!…

Fufú

Have you heard words like ‘fufú’ or ‘mofongo’? Want to learn more about them. They lead to delicious things! Here is my WLRN radio show on the subject….

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)…

Honduran Tapado

A person … whom I can’t recall …  informed me of the place we’d come to. I often find torn pieces of paper from dinner check presenters or ripped out of my Moleskin notebooks. On one I had written the address of a Honduran restaurant that I needed to try. I might…

Miami’s Best Restaurants, “Time Out Magazine”. #1 “Three”

Courtesy: Time Out Market Miami

Restaurants, Fusion Three Wynwood What is it? Floridian cuisine pioneer Norman Van Aken’s return to Miami marks the chef’s first Wynwood restaurant. The bright, glamorous dining room is striking—but wait till you see the food. Why go? Prix-fixe menus of three, four or seven courses instantly elevate the experience. Pairings are done for you…

Cheese Enchiladas

Do you know precisely and with no margin of error a dish can be declared … bullet proof? Let me tell you my opinion. It is when you can have it on an airplane and it is not … bad!  Janet and I were flying to Dallas recently to do a dinner…

Hoe Cakes

The great writer on our Southern Foodways John T. Edge has morphed in his world view. He has a book titled, “The Potlikker Papers” and in it he writes,  “When I first began thinking and writing about the South, I focused on continuities. Traveling the Pee Dee of South Carolina, I looked…

5 Champagne Brunches to Welcome 2019

Courtesy: The Miami New Times, Clarissa Buch

Three. Norman Van Aken’s restaurant inside the Wynwood Arcade, Three, features a recently launched Sunday jazz brunch. Here, sip a classic cocktail and munch on savory bites such as plátano maduro pancakes, fried chicken and waffles, and huevos rancheros Miami style. As you dine, enjoy gypsy Latin jazz music by Miami-based band…

Miami’s Ten Best New Restaurants of 2018

Courtesy: The Miami New Times

Zachary Fagenson, Miami New Times journalist. Three. Culinary icon Norman Van Aken cooks his signature Florida-fusion cuisine in a sleek and tropical space. The staff is disciplined and the food is topnotch. It’s the sort of fine dining that fans of this Mango Gang legend expect. Three is the first-large scale project…

 
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