Eat Like a Chef: Andrew Carmellini

The Dutch chef's favorite Miami foods

Andrew Carmellini has known Miami's charms for as long as he can remember.

His family regularly drove from their Ohio home to visit Carmellini's grandparents in Miami. Says The Dutch's executive chef: "My grandmother's house in Little River had tons of fruit trees. For breakfast I'd pull off a ripe grapefruit and sprinkle it with sugar. My aunt or grandma would use the sour oranges to make wonderful pies. If we were lucky, we would go out for a fancy dinner; I loved going to Clifford's for prime rib."

Since opening The Dutch in South Beach in 2011, Carmellini has developed some new only-in-Miami favorites. Seek out the following to eat like the chef:

My Ceviche's Tuna Burrito: "You can tell that [chef] Sam Gorenstein brings in fresh fish every day. I love the way he prepares the yellowfin tuna burrito with jasmine rice and flecks of corn, mildly seasoned so that the flavor of the tuna shines."

My Ceviche's yellowfin tuna burrito (Photo: Felipe Cuevas)

Garcia's Grouper Chowder: "Sitting on the Miami River at Garcia's is like nothing we have in New York. Florida grouper has been a favorite of mine since I was a kid."

Broken Shaker's Fruitloop Manhattan: "I love how Gabe Orta and Elad Zvi put a fun, creative twist on classic cocktails like a Manhattan."