PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 November 2014 13:01
 

What's New

 
miam ext 
  • CVI.CHE105 on Lincoln Road mars glory of Peruvian cuisine...
  • Moye opens on Brickell, Specializing In Apulian Cuisine...
  • Miam Café & Boutique opens in Wynwood Arts District...
  • Chef Alex Paz new Executive Chef at JW Marriott Miami, Brickell ...
  • Erica Nicholl appointed executive chef at Pilar Local Restaurant & Bar, Aventura...
  • Farewell to Tobacco Road ...
Read more...

After a multi-million dollar renovation the InterContinental Miami is re-opening its lobby level restaurant in late-October as Toro Toro with Chef Richard Sandoval at the helm, a concept modeled after Sandoval’s Dubai Toro Toro, which was named “Best Latin” and “Best New Restaurant” by Time Out shortly after opening in mid-2012.     

Toro Toro is Chef Sandoval’s Pan-Latin interpretation of a contemporary steakhouse with chef de cuisine Rodolfo Cuadros  and food and beverage professional Michael J. Savitt as GM.  The menu (average price per person will be $25 for lunch, $65 for dinner ) is varied. In addition to a buffet and a selection of meats carved tableside rodizio-style, there is an array of small plates, cold and hot, such as snapper sashimi or Hamachi sashimi tiradito ; and a Peruvian-style ceviche de mariscos as  well as arepas filled with shredded short rib, guacamole and crema fresca (Latin-style sour cream) and a wild mushroom coca flatbread topped with arugula, goat cheese, caramelized shallots and truffle oil.

The menu expands to signature entrees such as an achiote BBQ salmon as well as arroz con mariscos– saffron rice, chorizo, calamari, shrimp, scallops and mussels; burgers like pork belly burger garnished with slices of ripe avocado and chipotle mayo and turkey burger with a chipotle BBQ sauce, habanero coleslaw, sliced avocado and smoked gouda cheese; and sandwiches on freshly-baked bread including a vegetarian-friendly, roasted vegetable ciabatta sandwich with grilled vegetables, chimichurri, queso fresco and arugula.

The dessert  menu lists Obleas Toro Toro, pastry wafers layered with house-made cajeta (caramelized sheep’s milk); raspberry mint suspiro comprised of raspberry mint sorbet with baked meringue and an almond butter cracker; flourless hazelnut chocolate cake served with buttermilk ice cream and apricot compote and crispy churros, among others.   The restaurant’s beverage menu includes sexy,  hand-crafted, Latin-inspired cocktails, made with ultra-premium spirits and a well-curated collection of fine wines from around the world, available by the glass or bottle. 

A James Beard Award nominee, Sandoval  is no stranger to South Florida’s culinary scene; earlier this year he opened a successful fast-casual dining concept in Brickell: Kokoriko Natural Rotisserie.  Beyond the Toro Toro and Kokoriko concepts, Sandoval is the chef/restaurateur behind over 34 successful restaurants worldwide, including New York and DC. Toro Toro Miami is the fourth collaboration between Chef Sandoval and Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc., the owner of the InterContinental Miami and 17 other upscale and luxury hotels and resorts in North America and Europe  

Toro Toro’s, ¡Olé!   adjacent to the restaurant serves an impressive breakfast menu overseen by hotel executive chef Alexander Feher¡Olé! will also be available for private parties.   

Slated to open late-October 2012, Toro Toro Miami is located on the lobby level of the InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza in downtown Miami (adjacent to Bayfront Park).  Open seven days a week, the restaurant will offer lunch service from noon to 3 p.m., dinner – along with a not-to-be-missed Happy Hour – starting at 4 p.m. The restaurant will remain open Sunday – Wednesday until midnight and Thursday – Saturday until 1 a.m. The bar will be open every night until 2 a.m.  ¡Olé!, will serve breakfast from 6:30 a.m. to11:30 a.m.  Sunday Brunch to be announced at a later date. Valet and street parking will be available.      (305) 372-4710; Catering for Toro Toro (305) 372-4713; www.torotoromiami.com. www.icmiamihotel.com. 


The Buzz

 
gelato2
  • Gelato Go opens third location in Miami Beach...
  • Norman Van Aken to open cooking school in April 2015...
  • Miami vs. Palm Beach: Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival’s Street Food...
  • Cecconi's $4 to $7 Happy Hour, Miami Beach...
  • Silence of the Lambchops dinner, Wed., Oct. 29 @ The Federal...
  • Coral Gables’ Restaurant Row kicks off Friday, Nov. 7 @ 7 p.m...
  • $59 all-you-can-eat Stone Crab Mania  at Kitchen 305, Sunny Isles Beach...
Read More ...

Food & Wine News

wine
  • SOMM Journal and The Tasting Panel open essay competition for wine writers...
  • Giant Cannolo, made in Florida, to break Guinness World Record, Nov. 9...
  • The Duel of Wine: a film starring sommelier Charlie Arturaola...
  • New: The Embassy Miami Wine Club, Miami Design District...
  • Fun Facts about Pop Corn...
  • The First International Journal of Food Design to debut in 2016...
  • The Incredible Edible Garden Party at Johnson & Wales, Sat. Nov. 1...
Read More ...

TRAVEL

fellini park 

-- Chefs and scientists team up to make Japanese food even more delicious (from the Wash Post)
-- The Gelato World Tour, Rimini, Italy, September 5 - 7, 2014
--Seven Tips for Planning a Wine Vacation by Michael Green..       
 -- Peru: A land of wonders, Part I - II and III   
-- Chef Heston Blumenthal to launch restaurant at
Heathrow Airport, London...
 
 
 

mendoza gauchos
_________________
 
  -- Harvest Fest, Mendoza, Argentina  
-- Bellavista, Santiago Chile, artistic, bohemian...
--  Brussels, Belgium : cool, fun and modern...
--  Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, Israel


 
 
 

 Read More ...

CELLAR

 
 unico
A wine lover’s day in heaven!  Vega-Sicilia celebrates its 150th anniversary...
Drinking your wine and keeping it too with Greg Lambrecht, Inventor, Founder and Chairman of Coravin System...
Winemakers Bo and Heidi Barrett of Barrett & Barrett, Napa CA -  the superstars of the American wine world...
Gradis'Ciutta, delicious wines from Collio, Italy, so great with food...
Easy-to-drink sparkling : Anna de Cordoníu Cava Brut, NV and Brut Rosé, NV ...
Two delicious Kosher Wines to drink all-year-round...
 
                                          Read More ...

Best Buys

 
ERGO CHEF CRIMSON G10 6" Santoku Knife
makes chopping, slicing, dicing a pleasure
   
avocado ice cream

 


Videos & Interviews


 

FOOD & WINE TALK WSFG


food and wine talk 

 
Chef John Moeller:Dining at the White House—From the President’s Table to Yours
Chef Jeff Michaud:  Eating Italy, a Chef’s Culinary Adventure
Chef Adam Perry Lang: Serious Barbecue
Mollie Katzen: The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation
A culinary, cultural and lifestyle radio program featuring exciting
interviews with chefs, writers, cookbook authors, winemakers,
farmers and food artisans at home and
in far away destinations...
 

Off the Menu

 cutlery
RECIPES
 

Home   Advertise   Subscribe   Privacy Policy   About Us   Contact Us   Copyrights

©The South Florida Gourmet
5410 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Tel: 305-975-1425 

RocketTheme Joomla Templates