Chef Emeril Lagasse heads to sunny Miami to visit the world-famous Wynwood Art District and dine at nightlife mogul David Grutman's newest endeavor, Komodo. Then he explores Coconut Grove's hidden gem Peacock Garden, a new restaurant celebrating local history with a new cuisine style that attracts customers from all over the world. In the kitchen, Emeril prepares Jumbo Lump Crabmeat and Hearts of Palm Salad on Mache with Tangerine Vinaigrette.
Emeril Lagasse visits South Walton on Florida's Gulf Coast. He discovers the area's diverse cuisine, beautiful beaches and world-class art, finding out why it's described as Florida's preferred getaway. Plus, get a first-hand look at a cutting-edge art technique that attracts visitors to the city. Sun, sand, art, mouthwatering barbecue -- and Emeril's recipe for Chili Shrimp Taco with Jicama Slaw.
Emeril Lagasse visits the all-new Disney Springs center in Orlando. He gets an exclusive look inside two restaurants, STK and Boathouse, before interviewing renowned American chef Art Smith. The two chefs talk about their lifelong friendship and careers before touring Art's new restaurant Homecoming. Plus, Emeril cooks up Nashville Fried Catfish with Southern-Style Green Beans with Bacon and New Potatoes.
Chef Emeril Lagasse discovers some of Tampa Bay's best new restaurants, and an oldie but goodie in the city's revitalized Hyde Park district. Travelers are flocking to this historic area, which boasts new restaurants and shops. Then Emeril enjoys lunch at On Swann, a restaurant right in the heart of Tampa Bay's burgeoning world cuisine scene, before he cooks up Paneed Pork Medallions with Herbed Spaetzle and Brown Butter Sauce in the kitchen.
Emeril Lagasse visits St. Petersburg and Clearwater to showcase the area's delicious cuisine, world-class art and historic Greek community. Plus, Emeril takes a tour of the world-famous sponge docks, which are a central part of the community's history. Then he cooks up a special coastal recipe: Salt and Herb Crusted Red Snapper with a Chimichurri Sauce!
Chef Emeril Lagasse visits restaurants boasting a rich family history as well as restaurants incorporating new ways to be more family friendly. First he stops in one of Florida's oldest steak houses and then a health conscious Cuban hot spot. In South Walton, Emeril reveals one of his personal favorite restaurants, Sushimoto, where rich family history and delicious food has customers flocking to the restaurant nightly. Then Emeril whips up his special Super Stuffed Shells family dish.
Chef Emeril Lagasse uncovers some unique and fun restaurants in Florida. In South Walton, Emeril visits a sidewalk BBQ spot housed in an Airstream trailer, then he heads to Disney Springs for a look inside a Mexican restaurant blending old traditions with new innovation. Plus, Emeril discovers Hungry Harry's in Tampa where the all-you-can-eat specials are attracting big lines and bigger appetites. Chef Emeril prepares his own unique dish of Barbecued Beef Brisket with Emeril's Slow-Cooked Bam-B-Q Beans.
Chef Emeril Lagasse searches for Florida's best seafood restaurants. First up is The Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne, one of South Florida's freshest seafood mainstays with equally amazing views. Then it's off to Tampa/St.Petersburg to spotlight restaurants that pride themselves in serving some the state's best, locally sourced fish. Plus, Emeril incorporates fresh seafood in his recipe for Delicious Fried Rock Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Sriracha Mayonnaise.
Chef Emeril Lagasse hits the town to showcase Miami Beach's restaurants that are sure to be date night hot spots. First, Emeril visits StripSteak and sits down with world-renowned Chef Michael Mina for a special interview. Then, get a look at two new Florida restaurants that are combining new cuisine with unique dining experiences. In the kitchen, Emeril cooks up Petite Tournedos with Beurre Rouge with Crabmeat and Braised Baby Kale.
From the beautiful equestrian grounds in Wellington to fun fishing on the turquoise waters of the Florida Keys, Emeril Lagasse spotlights some of his personal favorite spots in Florida. Next, Emeril and Chef Art Smith go down memory lane to discuss their beginnings and favorite recipes before leaving the kitchen to crack some stone crabs aboard Chef Emeril's boat! Finally, Emeril fires up some Stone Crabs with Tropical Salsa in the kitchen.
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