Quantcast

Socialize

FacebookTwitter
Home » Entries posted by Brenda Benoit
Brenda Benoit
Stories written by Brenda Benoit
Brenda Benoit was born in the city of St. George’s in Grenada and grew up in Caracas, Venezuela. She has been living in Miami for over 20 years, loves to cook, eat and to try new restaurants & cuisines - always with her camera as a companion. She's a dedicated cookbook collector and is in the process of writing one of her own.

Jimmy’z Kitchen, Miami: Hearty Food to Smile About

Jimmy’z Kitchen, Miami: Hearty Food to Smile About

The concept of serving Latin and American inspired dishes using an eclectic array of ingredients is the secret to Jimmy'z success and a gift to our bellies. …

Taperia Raca – Traditional Spanish Tapas With A Contemporary Twist In Miami

Taperia Raca – Traditional Spanish Tapas With A Contemporary Twist In Miami

In the mood for tapas? Visit the tiny taperia in the modern district of Miami. Giorgio Rapicavoli’s Taperia Raca, opened in February and it is a must-try.…

Celebrate the Authentic Flavors of Perú at La Mar, Miami

Celebrate the Authentic Flavors of Perú at La Mar, Miami

Explore the flavors of Perú served at La Mar in Miami, Florida. Gastón Acurio, creates colorful fusion dishes that wow diners alongside the beautiful water.…

My Hometown Guide – 5 Favorite Eateries of Miami

My Hometown Guide – 5 Favorite Eateries of Miami

Here are five favorite places to wine, dine and learn about Miami’s local culture thru the lens of food.…

A Greek Feast in South Beach – Poseidon Greek Restaurant

A Greek Feast in South Beach – Poseidon Greek Restaurant

A beautiful photographic tour of the food at Poseidon Greek Restaurant in Miami Beach.…

How to Make Jamaican Callaloo with Bacalao

How to Make Jamaican Callaloo with Bacalao

Learn the secrets to a Jamaican callaloo and bacalao breakfast.…

Brunch Mash-Up at The Eating House in Coral Gables, Florida

Brunch Mash-Up at The Eating House in Coral Gables, Florida

Eating House, outside of Miami, dished up classic brunch fare with a twist.…

Colorful Cuisine at Tap Tap Haitian Restaurant in Miami Beach

Colorful Cuisine at Tap Tap Haitian Restaurant in Miami Beach

Brenda Benoit tries out the colorful Haitian restaurant Tap Tap in Miami Beach, and falls in love with their equally colorful cuisine. …

Brio Tuscan Grille – A Taste of Tuscany In Miami

Brio Tuscan Grille – A Taste of Tuscany In Miami

Brenda Benoit checks out Brio Tuscan Grille in Miami, and is pleasantly surprised with the ambience and service.…

A blast of Modern Japanese Flavor – Zuma Miami

A blast of Modern Japanese Flavor – Zuma Miami

The décor is modern and stripped of any superfluous adornment, just a perfect balance of color and symmetry inside: a feast for all the senses.…

Simple Salad

Simple Salad

Salads are good for you but they can be boring sometimes. Here is a way to enhance the flavors with a dressing that will not defeat the purpose of eating..…

A Photo Tour of The Market Square In St. George’s, Grenada

A Photo Tour of The Market Square In St. George’s, Grenada

Sometimes, I miss things that are unique to my island and one of those things is the color and vibrancy of the Market Square in St. George’s.…

Terrazza at Shore Club – Great Italian Food in South Beach

Terrazza at Shore Club – Great Italian Food in South Beach

This restaurant with a pool-view and a cool vibe, offers a variety of Italian dishes that are sure to tantalize and delight all of the senses.…

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is All About the Chicken

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar is All About the Chicken

Yardbird is a slang term for the common chicken, generally after being prepared for a meal. Quite a unique name for a restaurant.…

Jean Paul’s House – Mixing French and Peruvian Flavors In Miami

Jean Paul’s House – Mixing French and Peruvian Flavors In Miami

This bistro run by Jean Paul Desmaison is an intimate venue and an ideal setting to try New World cuisine with a Peruvian touch.…

Serafina Dream South Beach – Northern Italian Fare in Miami

Serafina Dream South Beach – Northern Italian Fare in Miami

Serving pizzas, salads, pastas, grilled fish and meat, diners enjoy northern Italian cuisine that use the highest quality ingredients at reasonable prices.…

Swine Southern Table and Bar – A Place to Gather with Friends and Family

Swine Southern Table and Bar – A Place to Gather with Friends and Family

Swine is a restaurant dedicated to pork. A place to gather with friends and family, sip a little whiskey and be treated to Southern cooking and hospitality.…

Lunch at Fontana – Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables, Florida

Lunch at Fontana – Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables, Florida

The Biltmore Hotel was built in 1926 and has quite a history. The hotel is gorgeous and has four distinct restaurants, each with their own personality.…

On Taking Pictures of Your Food

On Taking Pictures of Your Food

Brenda Benoit shares with us her thoughts on the importance of food, and why she's obsessed with taking pictures of it.…

A Lovely Lunch at the SLS Hotel in South Beach, Miami

A Lovely Lunch at the SLS Hotel in South Beach, Miami

Even though the SLS is an upscale establishment, the food is pure simplicity prepared in an extraordinary way.…

Make Gazpacho at Home, Just Like Chef José Andrés

Make Gazpacho at Home, Just Like Chef José Andrés

The summer months are almost upon us and this light and delightful recipe adapted from Chef José Andrés is always ready to refresh you on a hot day.…

Nikki Beach Restaurant on Ocean Drive

Nikki Beach Restaurant on Ocean Drive

More than a restaurant, this is a place to chill, swim, bask in the sun and people watch while tasting the hot and steamy flavors of Miami Beach.…

In South Florida for Mother’s Day – Special Menus for a Special Person on May 12th

In South Florida for Mother’s Day – Special Menus for a Special Person on May 12th

If you are in South Florida for Mother’s Day, consider spoiling Mom at these delicious destinations.…

Temaris Fuses Classical Japanese Techniques with Contemporary Flavors

Temaris Fuses Classical Japanese Techniques with Contemporary Flavors

Temaris is a new sushi establishment that opened this past March that is making waves in the neighborhood of Brickell in Miami.…

Familia Camarena Tequila – Transforming Blue Agave Into a Smooth and Soft Elixir

Familia Camarena Tequila – Transforming Blue Agave Into a Smooth and Soft Elixir

Brenda Benoit and a group of people got together at El Vato Tequila & Tacos Bar in Miami to pair delicious food with Tequila cocktails.…

Places We Love – Florida Cookery, a Culinary Love Letter to the State of Florida

Places We Love – Florida Cookery, a Culinary Love Letter to the State of Florida

Situated at The James Royal Palm Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida Cookery Restaurant is mixing treasured old traditions with new innovations.…

Places We Love – Penthouse Dining at Juvia, Miami Beach

Places We Love – Penthouse Dining at Juvia, Miami Beach

Juvia is not an ordinary spot as it is situated on the top of a building that offers a panoramic view of Miami Beach.…

Places We Love – Big Flavors at Big City Tavern in Las Olas

Places We Love – Big Flavors at Big City Tavern in Las Olas

For Brenda Benoit, it was time to try Big City Tavern, a restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.…

Celebrate the Foods of Northern Thailand at the Khong River House in Miami Beach

Celebrate the Foods of Northern Thailand at the Khong River House in Miami Beach

Surprises make life exciting and walking into this restaurant was like opening a door into an adventure that takes you to Southeast Asia.…

Technology Meets Hospitality at the SLS Hotel South Beach

Technology Meets Hospitality at the SLS Hotel South Beach

Imagine being able to order drinks, make a reservation for dinner, place a room service order or rent a car, all before arriving to your hotel using an app that can be downloaded before you check-in?…

Pan Latin Delights In the Heart of Downtown Miami

Pan Latin Delights In the Heart of Downtown Miami

Downtown Miami has a newcomer restaurant that is sleek, modern and stylish. It offers a vast array of Pan Latin dishes and trendy drinks. The Chef is Richard Sandoval who grew up in Mexico City and learned to respect fresh…

Places We Love – Argentina Meets Miami at PM Buenos Aires Fish & Steakhouse Restaurant

Places We Love – Argentina Meets Miami at PM Buenos Aires Fish & Steakhouse Restaurant

A great red brick building erected on the side of a high-rise, offers some seafood and steak that can leave you breathless in more ways than one.…

Steak 954 – Modern Beach View Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale

Steak 954 – Modern Beach View Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale

Steak 954 is a well-designed restaurant with impressive views of the beach. It serves a variety of great dishes made with fresh ingredients.…

Turkey Breakfast Hash with Poached Egg

Turkey Breakfast Hash with Poached Egg

So, you've cooked a big turkey, and then there is so much left. What to do? This breakfast hash from db Bistro Moderne to the rescue. …

Ft Lauderdale – SAIA Sushi, An Experience that Inspires the Senses

Ft Lauderdale – SAIA Sushi, An Experience that Inspires the Senses

This lovely oceanfront restaurant in Ft Lauderdale offers a selection of Southeast Asian specialties created by Chef Subin Chankesorn. …

SooWoo Bistro Marries Japanese and Korean Flavors in Miami

SooWoo Bistro Marries Japanese and Korean Flavors in Miami

In a little strip mall in Florida, there's a tiny hole-in-the-wall called SooWoo Bistro that offers interesting Japanese Korean cuisine.…

Miami Meets the World at The Bazaar by José Andrés Restaurant

Miami Meets the World at The Bazaar by José Andrés Restaurant

After visiting The Bazaar, and tasting food that makes you think about flavors, you know that something innovative is happening in Miami.…

A Happy Saturday Afternoon at Woody’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant in Miami

A Happy Saturday Afternoon at Woody’s Bar-B-Q Restaurant in Miami

Brenda Benoit was in need of comfort food and stopped by a recently opened Bar-B-Q restaurant in Miami.…

Miami Beach Caffé & Restaurant Introduces Gastro Chic to Ocean Drive

Miami Beach Caffé & Restaurant Introduces Gastro Chic to Ocean Drive

Chef Ludek Munzar is creating modern European dishes, exposing Miami to exciting flavors with a touch of molecular cuisine.…

Bahama Breeze Island Grille – Legendary Cocktails and Caribbean Tapas

Bahama Breeze Island Grille – Legendary Cocktails and Caribbean Tapas

Bahama Breeze Island Grille introduces eight new cocktails, and with new drinks, come new small plates Brenda Benoit just had to try.…

Eating with the Rainbow with Chef Julie Frans

Eating with the Rainbow with Chef Julie Frans

Chef Julie Frans is committed to spreading the message of the importance of eating healthy and putting the rainbow on children's plates.…

Bolivar Restaurant & Lounge – Fusion of Flavors in Miami Beach

Bolivar Restaurant & Lounge – Fusion of Flavors in Miami Beach

Inspired by the history of Simon Bolivar, Bolivar Restaurant brings an exotic fusion of Colombian, Peruvian and Venezuelan cuisine.…

Calamari Restaurant, Coconut Grove – Italian Comfort Food

Calamari Restaurant, Coconut Grove – Italian Comfort Food

In an outdoor terrace this little gem of a restaurant sits amid a fountain, tropical foliage and flowers.…

Celebrate 4th of July with Red, White and Blue Cocktails

Celebrate 4th of July with Red, White and Blue Cocktails

SAIA, a modern Southeast Asian restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, serves up two patriot-styled 4th of July cocktails.…

Two Chefs Restaurant – Timeless Flavors in South Miami

Two Chefs Restaurant – Timeless Flavors in South Miami

Brenda Benoit checks out the Two Chefs restaurant in South Miami. …

Miami – Old Lisbon Restaurant, a Tasty Portuguese Experience

Miami – Old Lisbon Restaurant, a Tasty Portuguese Experience

Brenda Benoit visited the Old Lisbon Restaurant in Coral Way some time ago, and decided to try the newer location on Sunset Drive.…

Miami – Mediterranean Flavors at Alhambra Eatery

Miami – Mediterranean Flavors at Alhambra Eatery

Brenda Benoit checks out the Mediterranean cooking at the Alhambra Eatery in Miami, Florida.…

Places We Love – Moon Thai & Japanese Restaurant in Miami

Places We Love – Moon Thai & Japanese Restaurant in Miami

When Brenda Benoit's family gets a sudden hunger attack their first instinct is to head straight to Moon Thai & Japanese Cuisine.…

Power Pizzeria – Feel-Good Pizza in Miami

Power Pizzeria – Feel-Good Pizza in Miami

Is there such a thing as “guilt-free” pizza? After trying one at Power Pizzeria, the answer is a resounding Yes. By Brenda Benoit EJ Martinez, the founder of Power Pizzeria, has a very interesting story: he went from spinning records…

Teena’s Pride Farm in Miami: Local = Better

Teena’s Pride Farm in Miami: Local = Better

Locally grown produce is fresher and tastes better, uses less fuel and generates less pollution. …

Lan Pan Asian Café – A Light Contemporary Touch on Asian Classics in Miami

Lan Pan Asian Café – A Light Contemporary Touch on Asian Classics in Miami

If you are in the mood for some noodles, exotic Asian fare and Bubble Tea visit Lan Pan Asian Café in Miami and you will not be disappointed.…

Modern American Cuisine at The Rusty Pelican in Miami

Modern American Cuisine at The Rusty Pelican in Miami

The Rusty Pelican is an iconic restaurant located in Key Biscayne staring right across the bay into Downtown Miami.…

Places we Love – Miami’s Tropical Smoothies Café

Places we Love – Miami’s Tropical Smoothies Café

Brenda Benoit likes this place. Come to think of it, she might even love it.…

The Miami Taste of Brickell Food and Wine Festival

The Miami Taste of Brickell Food and Wine Festival

The sun was hot and a gentle breeze was blowing from Biscayne Bay; the aromas of food and the sound of live music enhancing the senses.…

Essensia Restaurant – The Pure Essence of Taste in Miami

Essensia Restaurant – The Pure Essence of Taste in Miami

Brenda Benoit is impressed with the cooking at Essensia in Miami Beach. …

Caribbean Happy Hour at Bahama Breeze Island Grille in Miami

Caribbean Happy Hour at Bahama Breeze Island Grille in Miami

Brenda Benoit checks out the Happy Hour at Bahama Breeze Island Grille in Miami.…

Robert is Here Fruit Stand & Farm – Taste the Unusual in Florida City

Robert is Here Fruit Stand & Farm – Taste the Unusual in Florida City

Full of tasty surprises, exotic fruits, fresh vegetables and even a small zoo, Robert Is Here in Florida city is a food-lovers paradise.…

Review: DeliverLean in South Florida

Review: DeliverLean in South Florida

Brenda Benoit tries a full day with the new lean-food delivery service from DeliverLean in Florida. …

De Rodriguez Cuba Restaurant – Rock and Roll Nuevo Latino Food in Miami Beach

De Rodriguez Cuba Restaurant – Rock and Roll Nuevo Latino Food in Miami Beach

De Rodriguez Cuba Restaurant serves "Nuevo Latino" cuisine in Miami Beach. Brenda Benoit decided to pay them a visit.…

Oh! Sushi – Japanese Fare with a Twist, Miami Style

Oh! Sushi – Japanese Fare with a Twist, Miami Style

In a tiny strip mall in the middle of Doral, there is a little surprise awaiting those who are willing to explore a different kind of Japanese fare.…

Page 1 of 212