The Robert W. Tolf Award
for Best New Restaurant
Before retiring in 2007, the late Florida Trend Restaurant Editor Robert W. Tolf ran the Golden Spoon Awards for 34 years. This selection is in his honor.
Stubborn Seed - Contemporary - Miami Beach
101 Washington Ave. - (786) 322-5211
“Top Chef” star Jeremy Ford of Stubborn Seed in SoFi (South of Fifth) remains biker-tough even as he pursues some of the most delicate and experimental food Miami has tasted in the last two years. And he has another Afishionado set for Coconut Grove. His specialty is the enhancement of plain and simple foods. How about lavash with chicken liver butter and chili jam? It’s a small menu, but every dish has multiple flavors and textures to contrast like roast chicken with brussels sprout, charred turnips and truffle butter. Ford’s snickerdoodle cookies are extreme.