5 Miami Chefs to Keep an Eye On

5 Miami Chefs to Keep an Eye On

September 25, 2019 by Riki Altman-Yee, Jen Karetnick & Luis R. Rigual

1. WENDY CACCIATORI

From Miami to New York and back, Cacciatori continues to honor the memory of his late grandmother while keeping diners content with dishes like his hand-rolled and stuffed tortellini in brodo. Now that he and his wife, Valentina Imbrenda, have opened Via Emilia Garden in Midtown, the sister to Via Emilia 9 in Miami Beach, expect more deliciousness to come. 3500 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786.216.7150, viaemilia9.com 2. PATRICK OCHS

When the Celino South Beach Hotel debuts in August with its Navigatedesigned Italian and Mediterranean restaurants Pubblica and Dalia, diners will get to taste just what Ochs learned from his family's eatery in Maryland, peppered with experiences gleaned from Tom Colicchio, Scott Conant and Bryan Voltaggio. So far we hear handmade artisanal breads and pastas, wood-fired oven pizza and oysters have made the cut. 640 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305.685.2000, thecelinohotel.com 3. 3. 3. JOSH GRIPPER

Gripper has been in the kitchen of the W South Beach since 2012, spearheading The Dutch's pastry game, so his transition to executive chef, now that the eatery has been rebranded as the Restaurant at the W South Beach (RWSB), is worthy of attention. Look for his Roots American menu, which is inspired by familial ties to New York and the Caribbean. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.938.3112, rwsbmiami.com 4. ILKAY SUUCTUGU

Suuctugu landed in Florida from Turkey in 2006 with little command of the English language. Today she is chef de cuisine for Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Matador Room, rendering signature dishes like arroz con pollo with crackling skin. Her new Taste of Matador menu illustrates why she is such a hot commodity. The Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.257.4600, editionhotels.com 5. ADRIANNE CALVO

This local has been on the rise since opening Chef Adrianne's in 2007 at the age of 22, but recently she doubled down, launching concepts at The Wharf and the Yumbrella food hall in The Shops at Sunset Place. From truffled pepperoni pizza to brown sugar-crusted salmon, Calvo has our hearts and bellies. 11510 SW 147th Ave., Miami, 305.408.8386, chefadriannes.com













5 Miami Chefs to Keep an Eye On

September 25, 2019 by Riki Altman-Yee, Jen Karetnick & Luis R. Rigual

1. WENDY CACCIATORI

From Miami to New York and back, Cacciatori continues to honor the memory of his late grandmother while keeping diners content with dishes like his hand-rolled and stuffed tortellini in brodo. Now that he and his wife, Valentina Imbrenda, have opened Via Emilia Garden in Midtown, the sister to Via Emilia 9 in Miami Beach, expect more deliciousness to come. 3500 N. Miami Ave., Miami, 786.216.7150, viaemilia9.com 2. PATRICK OCHS

When the Celino South Beach Hotel debuts in August with its Navigatedesigned Italian and Mediterranean restaurants Pubblica and Dalia, diners will get to taste just what Ochs learned from his family's eatery in Maryland, peppered with experiences gleaned from Tom Colicchio, Scott Conant and Bryan Voltaggio. So far we hear handmade artisanal breads and pastas, wood-fired oven pizza and oysters have made the cut. 640 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305.685.2000, thecelinohotel.com 3. 3. 3. JOSH GRIPPER

Gripper has been in the kitchen of the W South Beach since 2012, spearheading The Dutch's pastry game, so his transition to executive chef, now that the eatery has been rebranded as the Restaurant at the W South Beach (RWSB), is worthy of attention. Look for his Roots American menu, which is inspired by familial ties to New York and the Caribbean. 2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305.938.3112, rwsbmiami.com 4. ILKAY SUUCTUGU

Suuctugu landed in Florida from Turkey in 2006 with little command of the English language. Today she is chef de cuisine for Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Matador Room, rendering signature dishes like arroz con pollo with crackling skin. Her new Taste of Matador menu illustrates why she is such a hot commodity. The Miami Beach Edition, 2901 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786.257.4600, editionhotels.com 5. ADRIANNE CALVO

This local has been on the rise since opening Chef Adrianne's in 2007 at the age of 22, but recently she doubled down, launching concepts at The Wharf and the Yumbrella food hall in The Shops at Sunset Place. From truffled pepperoni pizza to brown sugar-crusted salmon, Calvo has our hearts and bellies. 11510 SW 147th Ave., Miami, 305.408.8386, chefadriannes.com