At BOURBON STEAK Miami, Executive Chef Gabriel Fenton has been busy introducing guests to Celebrity Chef Michael Mina’s unique cooking style while also creating an identity of his own with innovative specials like lobster-stuffed tempura squash blossoms with truffle vinaigrette and an apple cider-glazed pork belly. These delectable additions are well-received with guests referring to the young culinary artist’s masterpieces as “nirvana on a plate.”
Prior to taking the helm of the popular restaurant, Gabriel served as executive sous chef at Mina’s Michelin two star restaurant in San Francisco and was also part of the opening team for seven ventures by the James Beard award-winning chef. Gabriel perfected his skills by working for several other top names in the business and has a great passion for using the freshest and finest ingredients available, which he inherited from his parents, who always kept a garden full of vegetables, herbs and berries at their home in Princeton, N.J.
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What is your earliest memory involving food or wine?
I remember picking wild strawberries with my mom in Maine
If you've participated in the Festival before, what is your favorite SOBEWFF memory to date?
The Ziggy Marley concert on the Beach where my wife thought I must have gotten lost, but actually I was sleeping in my hotel room after an exhausting weekend!!
If you could cook with anyone in the world, who would it be?
I would love to cook a dinner with all of my past mentors. Michael Mina, Bradley Ogden, and Jeremy Sewall. Wouldn't hurt to have Thomas Keller help us out either....