Chef Andrew Carmellini’s The Dutch at W South Beach Hotel & Residences has appointed Adonay Tafur as its new executive chef.

Tafur (29), started as sous chef in March 2014. “Adonay has been a part of the family at The Dutch for a while and we are thrilled that he has taken over as executive chef,” said Carmellini.  The Brazilian born Tafur moved to Colombia before coming to the United States as a teenager. He began his culinary career in Spain before working  at Gotham Steak House at Fontainebleau Miami Beach and later Gotham Bar and Grill in New York City under James Beard award-winning Chef Alfred Portale. 

Joining Tafur in the kitchen is the newly appointed Executive Sous Chef David Robbins.

The Dutch is located inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach, Florida, 33139. Telephone: (305)

Now through Wednesday, September 30, 2015, gelato aficionados can pick up a “Friends & Family” 1 kg. or 2 lbs. to-go pack with four signature flavors of mixed berries, milk chocolate with almonds, peanut butter and traditional semifreddo for $16, a 35% discount off the regular kilo price. The back-to-school offer will be available while flavors last; no substitutions available.

Guests can pick up the packs at Freddo’s flagship store on 610 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach or via delivery by calling (305) 604-0065. Delivery rates apply.  

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 The Roca Brothers at KLIMA with (center) owner Pablo Fernandez-Valdes and wife Vanessa 

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Josep Roca (left) and Joan Roca w/ KLIMa chef Rustarazo and owner Pablo Fernandez-Valdes 

 The newly opened KLIMA Restaurant and Bar in Miami Beach held a private dinner for the world top ranked chefs Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca Brothers,  owners of the #1 restaurant in the world El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Catalonia, Spain.

Pablo Fernández-Valdés, KLIMA co-owner  and close friend of the brothers  welcomed the trio along with other family members and friends to a menu specially created by KLIMA’s Executive Chef, David “Rusti” Rustarazo,  including Fennel carpaccio with burrata, kalamata & sundried tomato; Tempura King Crab with mustard; Hake Kokotxas in green sauce, chickpea and egg yolk; Wild boar, potato parmentier, garlic and sweet onion, squab and American Red Snapper with lobster suquet. For dessert: White chocolate sponge cake, macadamia, orange, yogurt ice-cream and raspberry ice-cream

During August 1 – September 30, 2015, Miami restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by renowned chefs at reduced prices: Lunch $23 and Dinner $39.

For additional information and a list of participating restaurants, click on:

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