Chef Laurent Tourondel’s vision comes to life at Scusi Trattoria in Palm Beach Gardens

How to judge the early success of Scusi Trattoria, celebrity chef Laurent Tourondel’s new Italian restaurant in Palm Beach Gardens? “The vision has come to life, for sure,’’ said Travis Wadsworth, general manager of the eatery that opened this past November. “The ambience, the décor… there is nothing else like it in Laurent’s restaurant family.’’ […]

Chef Mike Ford’s Lowcountry cuisine goes from Streamsong Resort to Spain

Chef Mike Ford recently brought his Lowcountry cooking heritage to an international Cooking with Truffles Competition, in Soria, Spain. And although Ford – executive chef at Streamsong Resort in Bowling Green, Fla. – didn’t win as the U.S. representative in the competition, he raised some culinary eyebrows with his dish of Lowcountry scallops and black […]

Brunch into the New Year in South Florida

Brunch is big deal in South Florida – even more so on New Year’s Day. With that in mind, here are some of my favorite brunch spots to ring in 2020. Bulla Gastrobar (Coral Gables, Doral)   Each location is offering a four-course prix-fixe brunch menu for $60 per person and cheers to the new […]

Eat and Party in the New Year in South Florida

Still looking for a spot -or spots – to ring in 2020? Here are some of my favorite South Florida restaurants and bars to welcome the New Year: Scusi Trattoria (Palm Beach Gardens)   Chef Laurent Tourondel’s great new coastal Italian dining experience will offer a first and second seating. Starting at 8pm, second-seating guests […]