MIAMI, March 19, 2014 -- Her hair is flaming red, and her gourmet dishes are outlandishly creative and deviously delicious. And now, award-winning celebrity Chef Adrianne Calvo is bedazzling diners at her five-star Miami eatery with appetizers, entrees and desserts glittering with 24-karat gold.
Chef Adrianne takes pride in being a culinary maverick, always on the lookout for outrageous and unexpected colors, tastes and textures with which to assault her patrons’ palates, but her decision to use gold in her recipes is based on more than a mere desire to sprinkle a little eye candy onto her patrons’ plates.
“Gold has always been considered to be a mineral with medical and healing properties,” Chef Adrianne said. “It’s been used for centuries to calm joint inflammation and arthritis, treat skin disorders, and improve overall health and wellness, so it seemed like a perfect ingredient to add to the mix.”
Chef Adrianne features gold-themed dishes once every month during her restaurant’s "Dark Dining Nights”, a two-hour event where patrons heighten their senses by wearing blindfolds while enjoying a specially prepared multi-course gourmet meal.
“We’ll gradually be incorporating gold into our regular nightly specials so more of our diners can have the gold experience without wearing blindfolds,” she said.
Chef Adrianne has incorporated gold in entrees, such as steak tartare, desserts and pastas.
“We’ve even sprinkled it on kale, to make a Super Green,” she said. “With gold as an ingredient, the possibilities are endless.”
Filled with the love for food at a young age, Adrianne focused her efforts on her one true aspiration, cooking. At age 27, Adrianne has enjoyed an incredible number of accolades during her remarkable journey in becoming a nationally acclaimed chef. Coining the catch phrase “Maximum Flavor”, Adrianne has managed to exceed to the maximum degree. From graduating top of her class at Johnson & Wales University, to now owning and operating her own restaurant, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar, Adrianne continues to influence the culinary community as well as the way people experience fine dining.
Most recently, Chef Adrianne’s restaurant and wine bar was featured in the Miami New Times’ “Best of Miami”, Urbanspoon’s Miami “Top Rated Restaurants” and “Most Popular”, and was listed as one of “The Five Best Celebrity Chef Restaurants in Miami” by Hopperblog.com.
Chef Adrianne is a frequently invited quest on local Miami TV cooking-and food-programs and-segments, and she can be seen regularly on Foodable WebTV Network, on her own show “Food as a Lifestyle”.