Before posting the visit to Capri, I must share an amazing find from Miami. Yes, I finally decided to share one of my best kept secretes – – the cuisine of Chef Benjamin Murray. For months I’ve been quietly indulging in what I can best describe as a combination of passion, fun and adventure when it comes to the cuisine of Chef Benjamin. He keeps finding ways to wow my palate and I keep coming back for more. After a very special dinner and finally getting my much requested frog legs, I promised Chef Benjamin I’d post the next dinner – – the following post is that dinner. But the first two pics below are from an earlier dinner at AZUL which prompted the post.
And now my visit with Chef Benjamin at Azul……
The anticipation of another incredible meal from Chef Benjamin was building as I watched an incredible sunset light up the Miami skyline. Having been in touch with Chef and discussing the menu for the evening, we all were excited as it was totally his call as to what was to come from the kitchen. We told him to surprise us, and surprise us he did. Chef invited me to visit the kitchen between courses for a quick overview of each dish for the evening and to impart his philosophy on his approach to life, food, cooking and enjoying cuisine.
Chef’s effortless ability to create magic always entices and excites. His take on contemporary American cuisine inspired by Asian influences is refreshing and pleasing to the senses and leaves the palate wanting more. To engage him is always a treat as his willingness to interact and explain his passion and philosophy behind his cuisine never tires – – do engage him when you visit. The experience will surpass your expectations at least that’s always the case with me, as I’ certain it will be yours as well.