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NYC's Pastis Opens in Miami
Plus Elena Reygadas is named the world's best female chef, the royal family shares a recipe, and the James Beard Foundation announces its media nominees.
A New York City Favorite Expands to the Magic City
Miami’s big news is the imminent opening of Pastis in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. The Stephen Starr and Keith McNally partnership brings the iconic New York City bistro to Miami. Pastis hosted two friends and family dinners this past week (and had a preview reception last evening) before officially opening its doors on Sunday, April 30. A full report on Miami’s Pastis (including a compare and contrast between the NYC restaurant and its tropical sister) will be forthcoming, but for clues, you only have to peruse Keith McNally’s Instagram feed to see how everything is going. The similarities to the NYC Pastis are striking down to the subway tiles and soft lighting, though there are some nods to Miami including an outdoor patio. On Instagram, McNally gave an atta-boy to his partner, Starr, saying, “With my Pastis partner Stephen Starr at the end of our first Friends & Family dinner at Pastis Miami. To be honest, Stephen did most of the work building and staffing Pastis. I just arrived for the curtain call.” Stay tuned for a complete review from a New Yorker living in Miami who spent every single Friday night of singledom at the Meatpacking District restaurant for years.
James Beard Media Awards Nominees Announced
In the countdown to the annual James Beard Foundation awards ceremony, James Beard released the nominees in its media awards categories, which include broadcast media (including television and podcasts), journalism, feature writing, and books. This year's winners will be announced at the Media Awards ceremony in Chicago on the campus of Columbia College Chicago on Saturday, June 3 in a separate ceremony from the main Beard Awards, which are held Monday, June 5. See the complete list of nominees here.
Elena Reygadas is Named the World’s Best Female Chef
Elena Reygadas, the chef/owner of Mexico City’s Rosetta, has been named the “world’s best female chef 2023” by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The 46-year-old opened Rosetta in 2010 in an old mansion. Reygadas is known for creating a menu that takes into account Mexico’s biodiversity and its seasonality. Reygadas also educated on the importance of bread in a meal, deep diving into ancient baking traditions at her restaurant and at her bakery, La Panaderia de Rosetta.
The Royal Family Has Released its Coronation Quiche Recipe
Saturday, May 6 is going to be a busy day while people on both sides of the pond celebrate the Kentucky Derby and King Charles’ Royal Coronation. If you’re planning a coronation party, the Royal Family has released the official recipe for coronation quiche. This basic, buttery quiche is made “royal” with the addition of spinach, broad beans, tarragon, and cheddar. Eat the quiche then wash it down with a few mint juleps for a dual celebration. Find the recipe here.