Saturday, March 3
Happy Birthday, Tyler Florence! He's 36 years young today.
He was great to see at the festival and is always the consummate professional.
Sounds like he had a nice time, too. He's good about keeping his blog updated:
We had a wonderful time at this years South Beach Food & Wine Festival. It was nice to see all of my Food Network friends and spend some time together. It was especially nice for everyone to see my wife's growing belly. By far our highlight of the weekend would have to be EJ, Emeril's son. Talk about a personality. That boy is hysterical, loves Elvis, sings Hound Dog, and wants to have a restaurant one day of his own with a "Big Old E" hanging on the front door. It was so much fun to spend time being entertained by him.
We had some wonderful dinners in Miami. Thursday night we went to Table 8 with Cat Cora, and Dave Lieberman. It was outstanding. Our friend Govind Armstrong has outdone himself with the menu. Saturday night we went to Prime 112 with Giada and her husband Todd. It is a great place to grab a steak next time you're in South Beach. Sunday night we had an amazing dinner at Casa Tua with Michael Chiarello and his wife Eileen. We were anxious to catch up with both of them since they are our new neighbors in California.
And news on his show, Tyler's Ultimate:
I'll be home for a few weeks, with a small trip to the Housewares Show in Chicago and then back to New York to shoot another season of Tyler's Ultimate. We've taken all of your requests and come up with some great new episodes, and recipes. I'm excited to get back in to the studio for more shows...Tyler