Traymore by Michael Schwartz at Como Hotel

Smart move Como Metropolitan Hotel, Miami Beach!  Opening a restaurant with a James Beard award-winning chef, Traymore by Michael Schwartz guarantees immediate success. The reason for his success? That’s easy…his philosophy has always been to cook what’s local and seasonal and provide a “Genuine” dining experience, LOVE that! He puts so much flavor and panache…

Easy Dinner Fix For Family Diets

With all the endless diets nowadays, it’s tricky to fix dinner when your family is split between Low Carb, Keto, Paleo, Atkins, South Beach, Vegetarian, Vegan, the list is endless. On top of diets, throw food allergies like gluten intolerance in the mix and you’re at your wits’ end how to make dinner the whole…

Mango, Pineapple Salsa

Thank you Mom! I’ve adapted your cucumber, tomato pickle by adding fresh mango and pineapple and voila, it’s now a Mango, Pineapple Salsa. This dish is so popular and well received that even chefs who cook for celebrities wanted my “recipe”. The combination of sweet mangoes and juicy, sweet pineapple is a winner! Refreshing and…

Dreamy, Creamy Curry Coconut Seafood Soup

I love challenging myself to come up with a dish using ingredients I already have!  And this Dreamy Curry Coconut Seafood Soup came about after my first attempt at a dinner party with this one-dish soup.  It is so fast, making it a super weeknight dinner! Some helpful notes… Use the same technique as with…

SOBEWFF Dinner at Novikov Miami hosted by Chef Charles Phan

Food Network Cooking Channel and South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SOBEWFF) are doing a fantastic job with their dinner series, I love their tag line – Eat, Drink, Educate.  Guest chefs from all over the States are matched with Miami restaurants who share similar cuisines. Having dined at both Novikov Miami and The Slanted…

Chinese New Year Miami Roundup 2019

Kung Hei Fat Choy! Pick from 5 of my fav restaurants to celebrate Year of the Pig, some with Special Menus and Lion Dance. ENJOY!!  The Year of the Pig starts TUESDAY, February 5 and festivities last 2 weeks.  Since I’m not organizing a Chinese New Year gathering this year, I’ve put together a list of Chinese/Asian restaurants celebrating Year…