Posts tagged Dadeland
Earls Kitchen + Bar: Summer Menu

Earls Kitchen + Bar in Dadeland Mall invited us in to have a taste of their light and fresh summer dishes. We were fans already, but now we might just become regulars.

The evening stated with a lighter flare, the Quinoa and Avocado Powerbowl is dressed to the T. It's made with roasted squash, beet, pumpkin seeds, and crispy chickpeas — all contrasting beautifully with hues of green — and then dressing making this a fantastic summer salad.

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Ghee Field Trip at Chef Niven Patel's "Rancho Patel"

Beyond the sparkle of the blue waters of Biscayne Bay and just an hours drive south is farmland where many organic farms reside including Chef Niven Patel’s farm in Homestead.

Chef Patel was inspired to be serious about having his own farm three years ago after one of the cooks in his kitchen was about to throw out a precious heirloom tomato.  Chef Patel was so aghast at this person’s immediate willingness to throw something out that he decided to take everyone from his kitchen to his two-acre property and asked them to help construct and plant all of the containers for his farm.  Chef Patel’s colleagues in the kitchen quickly realized how hard it is to grow that heirloom tomato and have continued to work with Chef Niven Patel on his latest project, opening this Friday, May 5th. (Yes, it has been a little delayed.) Ghee Indian Kitchen across from the Dadeland Mall, 8945 SW 72nd Place.  “Good things come to those who wait”!

Chef Patel has quite a long and prolific resume, his latest was as Executive Chef at Michael’s Genuine.  He started planting his farm after purchasing a home in Homestead four years ago and realized his backyard would be the perfect place to start his own organic farm. The property is entirely surrounded by lychee trees and was what drew him to this piece of real estate.

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