Emeril Lagasse is one of the most famous chefs in the world today. With a brand image that is now larger than the man himself, Emeril’s pasta sauces line the shelves in the supermarkets, his television show is played across the globe and he recently helped boost sales for Crest toothpaste in a cross-market promotion.
And even though it isn’t Emeril himself in the kitchen yelling “BAM!” with every ingredient added, his vision and influence are palpable in every bite at Emeril’s Miami Beach. Located in the St. Moritz building at the Lowes Hotel, Emeril’s has been a smash success since coming to South Beach in 2004.
Under the direction of Executive Chef Thomas Azar, Emeril’s continues to impress diners with their five-star service and southern hospitality, which are rarities in a town where trends abound. And although Emeril himself may be a superstar, the restaurant is grounded in their belief that every meal should be an amazing one. The menu features food inspired by the Big Easy, with appetizers such as the New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp ($10) and Crispy Louisiana Blue Crab Cake ($12) and entrees like Andouille-Crusted Redfish ($28.50).
Come by for the award winning Sunday brunch, which is complimented by a jazzy jazz trio that perfectly sets the mood for a slow day of enjoying all the finer things that life has to offer.
Emeril’s is located in the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at 1601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, 33139. Phone: 305.695.4550