Sunday, August 14, 2016

The three restaurants in Florida you will not forget

 #1                             Victoria & Albert's


 The ultimate in fine dining at Walt Disney World® Resort and one of the finest restaurants in the Southeast, Victoria & Albert’s features Modern American cuisine with exquisite products sourced from around the world – truffles from Italy, the finest caviar, fresh herbs from Ohio, beef from Japan, poulet rouge from North Carolina, oysters from North Florida. 

 Chef Scott Hunnel’s approach is imaginative and his food is an art form, featuring vivid colors and textures, with exquisite wine pairings offered with each course. Recipient of AAA’s highest achievement, the Five Diamond Award, “Forbes Travel Guide” Four Star rating and glowing reviews from Zagat and others, the restaurant in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa evokes another era when dining was an elegant ritual, with a knowledgeable maître d’hôtel and chefs in classic white toques

#2                               The Cellar

  Daytona Beach 


The Cellar Restaurant has been serving upscale Italian cuisine with a fine dining atmosphere in the Historic District of Daytona Beach since 2003. It is located in the historic home of President Warren G. Harding. Built in 1907 by his father-in-law Amos H. Kling, the Hardings used the home as a seasonal residence to escape the cold Ohio winters. The building is now on the National Historic Registry and owned by your hosts, Sam and Lina Moggio.

The Cellar Restaurant and Chef Sam Moggio have been recognized many times not only as being the best Italian restaurant in Daytona Beach, but also for best service and atmosphere. The restaurant is intimate, the food exquisite, and the wine list is superb.

Chef Sam Moggio is a graduate of the renowned Culinary Institute of America with 40 years of professional experience. Before moving to Florida, he worked in New York and Italy.
The Cellar Restaurant has been acclaimed as the Best Italian restaurant in Daytona Beach and Top Restaurant overall in Daytona Beach and is highly rated across several sites such as TripAdvisor. We have also been well reviewed in a number of print publications.

OpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards include:
Most Romantic – Top 100 Restaurants in the US (See the complete list)
Best Service – Top 100 Restaurants in the United States
Outstanding Wine List – Top 100 in the United States
Chef Sam Moggio was also chosen by his peers to be included in the 2013 edition of Best Chefs in America! Click here to learn more.


#3                                      ToroToro


  Brought to downtown Miami by acclaimed Chef Richard Sandoval, Toro Toro offers a twist on the contemporary steakhouse experience artfully blending Pan Latin flavors and creative sharing plates. Voted Top 10 on Zagat, Top 3 on TripAdvisor and Best Brunch by the Miami New Times, Toro Toro is the place to see and be seen in Downtown Miami. Offering a comfortable Miami Chic vibe where you can enjoy high energy music, expertly hand-crafted cocktails, a well-curated collection of fine wines and exceptionally fresh ingredients in a sophisticated, sleek setting, Toro Toro is a must dine destination.
Toro Toro offers an ideal restaurant location at the InterContinental Miami hotel in the heart of downtown Miami. With easy access to the Port of Miami, Brickell, South Beach and the Design District our exclusive restaurant is the perfect go-to dining destination.  Perfect for late night dining, after catching a show at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts or an event at the American Airlines Arena.




Sunday, April 3, 2016

Alec Baldwin's Radical Nutrition Plan

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2016 /PRNews-- Actor Alec Baldwin is giving radical nutrition advice to the millions who subsist on mundane meal replacement bars: Eat actual meals. In the 40-second public service announcement, Baldwin says the Physicians Committee's Meal Replacement Bar Replacement Meal Plan not only saves time and money—it's actually more nutritious than meal replacement bars.
"Tired of running to the store for expensive meal replacement bars? They cost a fortune!" says Baldwin in the PSA. "At the Physicians Committee, we have the perfect solution: The Meal Replacement Bar Replacement Meal. It has all the nutrition of a meal replacement bar—and you can make it right at home!" Baldwin shares the plant-based meal plan and cleanse in the PSA available at
His advice follows a new scientific study highlighting the many benefits of the Meal Replacement Bar Replacement Meal: Eating more fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes could save millions of lives and trillions of dollars, according to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
"Patients are raving that their meals—and their lives—have gone from bland and beige to delicious and dazzling on the Meal Replacement Bar Replacement Meal Plan," says Physicians Committee president Neal Barnard, M.D. "It's amazing what fruits, veggies, whole grains, and legumes can do for you."
For a copy of the video or to speak with Neal Barnard, M.D., please contact Carrie Clyne at 202-527-7339 or
The Physicians Committee is a nonprofit health organization founded in 1985, with more than 12,000 doctor members. The organization promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research. Follow the Physicians Committee @PCRM.

SOURCE Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Luxurious Journey Of The Senses Arrives In Miami

Chef Walter Martino Unveils Kaori in Miami - a dining experience that is first of it's kind
MIAMI, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dining in Miami will never be the same after a culinary adventure at Kaori, opening on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016.  Italian Celebrity Chef Walter Martino will unveil his divine journey of the senses that will be unlike any other dining experience.  This will be the first restaurant by the "Million Dollar Chef," where guests will be surrounded in a cutting-edge, 360-degree cinematography technology with art, ambient music, intoxicating scents, and exclusive seating.  Italian and Japanese influences will combine to execute the pioneering and stunning dishes crafted with only the best ingredients. 
Kaori – translates to 'inner beauty' in Japanese – is Chef Walter Martino's first project of this kind, "I chose Miami to be the home of my very first restaurant because I feel the worldly audience will appreciate my culinary vision," said Chef Walter Martino.  He believes the city's culture is a perfect reflection of his luxurious cuisine fusing global flavors into the electrifying experience of Kaori.  Dishes are influenced by the Chef's Italian heritage and passion for the Japanese cuisine.  Plates are meant to be shared and to captivate diners showcasing not only pronounced presentations, but, also by each custom-designed plate where the dishes are finished tableside.
Prior to opening Kaori, Chef Walter served as a private chef in Ibiza where he served a variety of high-end clientele including, the Prince of Dubai.  He designed the most expensive plates in the world, which was a masterpiece of art glistening in solid gold and 84 diamonds.  The Royal Prince then purchased the plate for one million euros after dinner in Ibiza, giving Chef Walter Martino the title of "Million Dollar Chef." Since that plate, Walter Martino has created three more valued by Ben Gioielli at the Venetian in Las Vegas, where they are now on sale for 7.8, 9.7 and 12.5 million. L'Oro di Bacco is another of his unique creations, a bottle of champagne valued at 1.7 million euros containing 24k gold and hundreds of diamonds, a unique piece for collectors and currently only available for exhibition. 
The menu at Kaori comprises of small intricate plates designed for guests and groups to share and experience amongst each other.  Each dish has its own unique personality and the cuisine is divided between the inventive Kaori rolls including a version made with Bresaola Wagyu Beef, Caciotta DI Bufala Cilento, Iceberg, Mango, Giusti Balsamic and Truffle Honey ($26), sashimi, ceviche, brocheta or indulgent homemade pastas like the Fagottini Stuffed with Caciotta White Truffle of Alba Piemonte served in Pistacho of Bronte Sauce ($12).  Sushiotto is a signature section at Kaori that harmoniously combines risotto and fresh fish ranging from a saffron essence to a rich calamari ink ($18-22). For a grand finale, desserts include a vegan option and an explosive Chocolate Cake ($12).
Premium spirits are only available at Kaori, in addition to the finest wines and champagnes in the world.  The mixology program was curated by Nick Nistico who successfully developed programs for Volver by Chef Jose Garces and the Regent Cocktail Club in Miami, FL. Cocktails are thoughtfully performed featuring options like a cherry wood Smoked Old Fashioned served in a Smoked Snifter Glass, Bell Pepper Caraway shaken with Red chili and cilantro oil dots and an Apricot Fig infused beverage.  Drinks range from $17-43.
Kaori is an intimate setting where guests ignite their senses through the hypnotizing sounds, technology, beauty, taste and scents.  There are 12 tables inside the restaurant seating a total of 24 with an additional 6 seats behind the interactive Chef's Table for a memorable experience by the one and only, Chef Walter Martino.  A lounge area is also outside the restaurant where guests are welcomed to order from the menu.  Culinary enthusiasts have the ability to take the ultimate voyage among three lavish tasting menus where extravagant ingredients will be utilized including edible silver and gold and paired with only the finest liquors, champagne and wines which are priced at $300, $500 and $700
Kaori is only open for dinner with operating hours from 6- 12 PM, located on 1250 S. Miami Avenue in Brickell.  On Friday and Saturday the restaurant is open until 2 AM serving dishes from the raw bar and cocktails starting at 12 PM.  Reservations can be made on Open Table or by emailing For more information visit and spark senses by following Kaori by WM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. With an increase in interest from all over the word and limited seating, Kaori is now accepting reservations. The restaurant is expected to reach maximum capacity nightly.
About Kaori by Walter Martino
Kaori is a revolutionary culinary journey of all the five senses pioneered by Chef Walter Martino.  Designed with state-of the art technology, seating inside is limited to 24 patrons along with a chef private chefs table and outdoor lounge seating. The luxurious and innovative cuisine comprises of international cuisine, combining flavors of the world and different processing techniques from the 'savoir faire' of the renowned chef.  Walter Martino bases himself between Miami and Ibiza and travels the world delivering his luxurious catering services to billionaires, celebrities, royalty and anyone who wants to embark on a culinary adventure unlike no other. Kaori is only open for dinner and closed Mondays with operating hours from 6- 12 PM, located on 1250 S. Miami Avenue in Brickell.  On Friday and Saturday the restaurant is open until 2 AM serving dishes from the raw bar and cocktails starting at 12 PM.  For more information please visit
MEDIA CONTACT:Lisandra Carballosa 

SOURCE Kaori by Walter Martino