If you haven’t already, you may want to tingle your sustainably-oriented palate at Tuyo, the gorgeous flagship restaurant perched atop Miami-Dade College’s Miami Culinary Institute. The place offers unbeatable views of the skyline, and Chef Norman Van Aken is receiving serious accolades for his stunning, exquisitely executed fusion cuisine using a bevy of locally-sourced ingredients, including some from Tuyo’s own organic garden. So, just how good is the food? This month, Tuyo will be the only restaurant from Florida to show off its stuff at the annual James Beard Foundation Awards Gala — essentially The Oscars of the food world. We suggest a field trip to try it for yourself; 415 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; 305.237.3200, TuyoMiami.com.
Inspired by visionary artist Antuan Rodriguez’s Water Codes collection, this editorial invites you to immerse yourself in a world where the human body forms a profound connection with our most precious element. Through this fusion, we celebrate the essence of life itself.
The holiday spirit was alive and well in Miami as festive events, private soirees and community cheer spread throughout the urban core and beyond.