Adrianne Calvo is a familiar face on the Miami dining scene; the young chef hosts a weekly cooking segment, Maximum Flavor Social# Live, on South Florida’s NBC affiliate station and has competed on Food Network’s series, Chopped. After graduating from Johnson and Wales in 2004, the young chef earned numerous accolades, including first place in multiple cooking competitions such as Australia’s Taste Down Under, before opening Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar in 2007.
The Napa Valley-inspired restaurant features popular items like crispy panko-crusted French goat cheese served with figs, prosciutto and balsamic and a New Zealand lamb rack served with a merlot demi-glace. Interested in experiencing a true eating adventure? Calvo has also incorporated monthly “Dark Dining” nights at her restaurant: Lights are turned off, guests are blindfolded and out comes from the food — all of it a complete surprise — that guests savor with a sense of taste heightened by suppressing their sense of sight.
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