Restaurant of the 12 months: Pao by Paul Qui
“Celeb chef” pushed eating places aren’t precisely uncommon in Miami. However a properly executed one which helps heighten our meals scene and has locals speaking? Now that’s virtually extraordinary — till now.
Earlier this 12 months, High Chef champ and James Beard award-winning chef, Paul Qui, opened his first idea exterior of his hub of Austin, Texas proper right here in Miami. Taking on store within the opulent Faena Lodge, his equally as opulent Pao by Paul Qui serves a high-brow mixture of Filipino, Japanese and Texas barbecue delicacies, creating a novel eating mishmash that the Magic Metropolis by no means seen earlier than in a see-and-be-seen setting that we’re greater than acquainted with.
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Restaurant of the 12 months Folks’s Selection: Ariete
Chef of the 12 months: Michael Lewis of KYU
There isn’t any doubting that KYU’s Michael Lewishas a powerful resume. He’s labored underneath the tutelage of David Bouley, Eric Ripert, and Jean-Georges, and even ran the kitchen one among Miami’s hottest eating places, ever: Zuma. However with the opening of KYU in early 2016, Lewis’ cooking abilities at the moment are on everybody’s radar. Infusing barbecue flavors into an Asian-style fare at KYU, he has helped create a menu that’s distinctive and approachable all on the similar time.
Chef of the 12 months Folks’s Selection: Giorgio Rapicavoli of Glass & Vine
Design of the 12 months: Quinto La Huella
It comes as no shock that Quinto La Huella — the flagship restaurant on the extravagant EAST, Miami resort contained in the $1 billion Brickell Metropolis Centre — is a present stopper. However as a substitute of going over-the-top with its decor, the restaurant juxtaposes the sentiments of a concrete jungle with a South American oasis, creating an ambiance of understated class that makes everybody within the metropolis wish to be there.
Design of the 12 months Folks’s Selection: Glass & Vine
Bar of the 12 months: Pawn Dealer
Miami has lastly gotten onboard with the rooftop bar pattern, and we couldn’t be happier. The stand out of the bunch (and of the 12 months) is Pawn Dealer, atop the renovated Langford Lodge in Downtown Miami. Run by the Pubbelly boys, it serves as their first foray into the bar scene and proves that they will dish out cocktails in addition to they dish out delicacies.
Bar of the 12 months Folks’s Selection: Pawn Dealer
Pastry Chef of the 12 months: Antonio Bachour
It’s practically inconceivable to speak about Miami’s rising culinary neighborhood with out mentioning Antonio Bachour, the undisputed king of the Miami’s pastry scene. This 12 months the sugar mastermind opened his first stand alone enterprise, Bachour Bakery + Bistro, the place he creates his almost-too-beautiful-to-eat masterpieces for his droves of hungry followers. And whereas he could also be insta-famous all through the world, Miami remains to be the one metropolis you may get your arms on his scrumptious desserts — at the very least for now.
Pastry Chef of the 12 months Folks’s Selection: Dallas Wynne, Ariete