Chef, Author, TV Personality, Restaurateur
After graduating from Johnson & Wales University, Calvo studied under notable chefs in South Florida and then Napa Valley, which inspired the opening 12 years ago of her namesake restaurant, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar (in West Kendall). Calvo recently released her fifth and sixth cookbooks, and continues to expand her fine-casual concept, Cracked by Chef Adrianne, which she launched via food truck at The Wharf (downtown, on the Miami River). After becoming the rave among millennials for that riverfront pop-up (can you say Truffled Pepperoni Pizza Fries?) she opened Cracked as a free standing restaurant in the former No Name Chinese location in South Miami.
Chef Adrianne has announced that she will take the helm at the former Red Fish Grill Restaurant in Matheson Hammock Park, which has been closed since being devastated by Hurricane Irma two years ago. The fully renovated 1938 coral rock structure will open later this fall – the only waterfront restaurant in Coral Gables.
What She Says
“I believe in the magic of Red Fish. It had such a wonderful following, full of beautiful memories that people made there. That alone deeply resonated with me. When the owners [Hammock Marine Corporation] reached out to me about the project, I knew I couldn’t say no,” says the homegrown South Florida chef. “What drives me as a chef is the ability to please people, and elevate their mood, through my craft,” she says. “My goal with Red Fish is to restore the love affair South Florida had with this restaurant and location.”