Chef Gabriel Fenton, a 2015 South Florida Food 50 winner, is the man behind the grill at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak at Turnberry Isle in Aventura. Here are Fenton’s favorite places to eat around town:
1. Proof Pizza and Pasta
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Oxtail and Black Garlic Pizza, and Angel Hair with Chile and Crab.
3328 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 786-536-9562.
2. Cena by Michy
Stracciatella Custard and Cauliflower Steak. Michelle Bernstein is still one of the best in Miami.
6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-759-2001.
Angel Hair Pasta with Uni and Ikura, and Tempura Shrimp with Spicy Mayo.
3881 NE 163rd St., North Miami Beach; 305-947-0064.
4. Panya Thai
Spicy Beef and Green Papaya Salad. Order everything mild; it still brings the heat.
520 NE 167th St., Miami; 305-945-8566.
5. StripSteak by Michael Mina
Amazing Brunch. Black Truffle Omelet, and Butter-Poached Lobster on Sourdough.
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 877-326-7412.
One of the best wine lists in Miami. Perfect to pair with any of the thin-crust pizzas and seasonal dishes.
17624 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach; 305-936-1008.
Kobe Fried Rice is a must, and Tuna Air Bread.
9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour; 305-864-8600.
8. Corsair by Scott Conant
Short Rib “Lasagna” with Truffles. Any of the pasta dishes fulfill my Italian- and comfort-food cravings.
19999 W. Country Club Dr., Aventura; 786-279-6800.
9. Michael’s Genuine
Crispy Hominy with Lime, and Pork Belly with Kimchi.
130 NE 40th St., Miami; 305-573-5550.
10. Cheen Huaye
Carne Asada, and Tacos al Pastor.
15400 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach; 305-956-2808.