A Top Chef's 10 favorite foods in Miami

Chef Jeremy Ford
Chef Jeremy Ford

Jeremy Ford is chef of Matador Room at the Miami Beach Edition and a contestant (one of the stronger ones) on the current season of Bravo’s Top Chef. He’ll also be cooking at the Best of the Best event at this year’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Here are his favorite things to eat in Miami: 

1. Izzy’s Fish & Oyster 

Hot lobster roll. Bomb! 

423 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-573-5550

2. Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

Crispy sweet and spicy pork belly with kimchi, peanuts and cilantro.

130 NE 40th St., Miami; 305-573-5550

3. Pubbelly

Tofu and tomato with blueberries and sesame. Fire!

1418 20th St., Miami Beach; 305-532-7555

4. Sugarcane

Bone marrow veal cheek marmalade: hangover cure. 

3252 NE First Ave., Miami; 786-369-0353

5. Alter

Soft egg, scallop espuma, chive, truffles, gruyere. Yes, add the caviar! 

223 NW 23rd St., Miami; 305-573-5996

6. Seagrape 

Black pepper carbonara.

4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-708-2731

7. Talde

Crispy oyster and bacon pad Thai.

4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-605-4094

8. Makoto

Fire and ice oysters.

9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-864-8600

9. Gigi

Brussels sprouts with cauliflower, bacon and soy. 

3470 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-573-1520

10. Beachcraft 

Bucatini with sea urchin, crab and chile.

2395 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-604-6700