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A Brief History of Chef Adrianne

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To commemorate her restaurant’s twelfth anniversary, Chef Adrianne will be giving away one $200 gift certificate each month via her Instagram account to Wine and Dine at her namesake location for an entire year. The ongoing giveaway serves as a “thank you” to her loyal family of customers who have been essential to the restaurant’s success over the last dozen years. Follow her on Instagram @ChefAdrianne for contest details each month. 

In 2007 after opening Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar at just 22 years old, the restaurant garnered almost instant recognition for its innovation and introduction of the farm-to-table concept to South Florida at a time when the trend was just beginning to take hold nationwide. “I've never been one to follow trends, but I do this because I believe in it,” she told the Miami New Times in 2014. Chef Adrianne’s was also one of the first restaurants to introduce the “Dining in the Dark” sensory dinner experience to the area.  

Over the years Chef Adrianne’s has been nationally recognized by major food publications like the ZAGAT Guide, where it was listed as one of the “Best Romantic Restaurants in Miami,” one of the “8 Most Innovative Restaurants in the Magic City,” and in other Best-Of lists. The restaurant was also featured in Thrillist’s list of “50 Things to Eat Before You Die,” and “Most Important Restaurants in Miami,” and several times by the Miami New Times as “Best Restaurant in South Miami-Dade” as a Reader’s Choice award. Chef Adrianne has also been named as the Best Chef in Miami by the Miami New Times several times.

When she’s not cooking at her restaurant or launching new buzz-worthy concepts all around Miami, fans and followers can catch Chef Adrianne in action on her weekly television show on Miami’s NBC affiliate station. Calvo has also published four cookbooks and has brought her “Maximum Flavor” food philosophy to The Wharf with the “Cracked by Chef Adrianne” food truck. Recently, she opened a second Cracked location, and launched two additional concepts, Noods and The Beverly, at the Yumbrella food hall in Sunset Place.

As a pillar of her community, Chef Adrianne’s work with local charities is a main source of pride. Her restaurant’s success has allowed her to give back to the causes that are close to her heart through her ‘Make It Count’ foundation. For example, every year Calvo prepares a Cuban-inspired feast for all the patients and families at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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