Ceviche is synonymous with the name Gaston Acurio. The man responsible for the globalization (as well as the ambassador) of Peruvian cuisine, Acurio’s empire spans countless restaurants, franchises, cookbooks, and TV appearances. Amongst them is the world renowned La Mar cebicheria – which opened in Lima circa 2008 and has since expanded to San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Bogota, Buenos Aires and Miami, making ceviche a globally recognized and craved dish.
Not many chefs have their own restaurant, host an Emmy-award winning television morning show, and are getting ready to launch their first cookbook at the mere age of 26, but James Tahhan isn’t like many chefs. Born in Venezuela to Arabic-Armenian parents, Tahhan was playing with knives instead of toys when he was only six years old. Yet when it came time to choose a career path, Tahhan opted for chemistry instead of culinary. “I thought a wanted to be a dentist,” he laughs. “How different would life have been?”
It's date night in Miami and you want nothing more than to put on your dancing shoes and little red dress. Only problem is, where do you take your moves? The Answer: El Tucan. Feel as if you've stepped into a different time and place, say Cuba circa 1950s, in this theatre-like venue that's both a cabaret club and restaurant. Brought to the heart of Brickell by the same guys behind South Beach hotspot Baoli, El Tucan might only put on a show Thursday-Saturday but boy does it make every minute of showtime count.
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