8 Chefs On What Kind Of Food Miami Is
During the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, we asked eight renowned chefs (some local, some not) to describe greater Miami as a dish.
They were gathered at Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach to talk with Topical Currents host Linda Gassenheimer and with the Miami Herald's Evan Benn and Sara Liss.
Hear those interviews below, and read the chefs' food interpretation of Miami after that.
"If Miami were a meal, it would be a medianoche sandwich because Miami explodes after midnight."
"If Miami were a meal, I would say it would be curry goat. A lot of spice. A lot of different things going on."
"If Miami were a meal, it would definitely be something spicy."
"The cuisine in Miami throughout the whole city evolves every two years completely."
"If Miami were a meal, it would be probably something sexy that has a shellfish platter to it, something with some nice, fresh seafood."
"If Miami were a meal, it would definitely have citrus in it."
"If Miami were a meal, I would say it would be served late night. There's some amazing hidden gems on the corners and alleyways of South Beach. A classic is La Sandwicherie. The guys who work there are awesome."
"If Miami were a meal, it would be a sofrito. Lots of ingredients, slowly cooked with a lot of love. And it's the love that makes the difference."