If Cindy Hutson was a musician, she would be the one who spent years playing gigs in small bars and pool halls, honing her craft before she hit the big time. She wouldn’t be the one-hit wonder who struck it big on some reality television show type.
You may have seen Hutson on TV or in food-focused print magazines sporting her distinctive bandana as she spreads the unique flavors of South Florida cuisine to a national audience. But long before she was consulting with Bon Appétit or chit-chatting with anchors from The Today Show, Hutson — a self-taught chef and New Jersey native, was wowing the palettes of guests at her award-winning restaurants.
Hutson’s Miami-based Norma’s on the Beach and Ortanique on the Mile have both received the prestigious 5-Star Diamond Award for fine dining multiple times, and her newest endeavor, Ortanique Camana Bay, has received glowing reviews.
This Thursday, Hutson will join Chef Darryl Harmon from Philadelphia’s Water Works Restaurant & Lounge, Chef Mark Stark from Stark’s Steakhouse in Sonoma County and Chef Scott Popovic from Certified Angus Beef LLC for Carnivores’ Delight, a dinner celebrating the brilliance of beef at the renowned James Beard House in New York City.
Her dish will feature truffle-braised Certified Angus Beef ® brand short ribs and Maine lobster ravioli in a brandied creamed corn and chanterelle nage.
A little taste of South Florida in the middle of winter?
There’s one more chef cooking at the event — someone you haven’t read about on www.GoRare.com. Stop BY sheby later this week for the final reveal. And here’s a hint: bacon.