Himmarshee Bar & Grille's Main Man, Chef Chris Miracolo, Moves On
Dave Nicholas, owner of Himmarshee Bar & Grille, confirmed that its chef, Chris Miracolo, left the restaurant. Miracolo helped open the eatery just under 14 years ago and returned in 2009.
"He's worked hard. He's tired," explained Nicholas. "He wanted to go away
and travel for the summer," says the owner regarding Miracolo's future
plans. He emphasized the split was amicable and that the restaurant remains dedicated to food and service.
So, what's in store for Himmarshee?
Taking over as chef is Alberto Cabrera, a South Florida Rising Star Chef recipient. With Cabrera's leadership in the kitchen, Nicholas plans to give the restaurant a "face lift." Diners can expect some changes in the menu (with a focus on the farm-to-table approach featuring foods from local purveyors) and updates to the interior décor. Don't let the changes cause a panic attack just yet. Long-time staples such as the Butternut Squash Purses will remain on the menu, one of the managers assured me. He elaborated that the popular appetizer was put back on the menu after a two-week hiatus caused an onslaught of customer complaints. Good to know they're listening.
Clean Plate Charlie wishes Chef Miracolo and the restaurant he leaves behind much luck. Read more about Chef Miracolo in part I, part II, and part III from a previous interview.
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