Richard Harris Takes the Reins as d.b.a./Cafe's Executive Chef
One of Fort Lauderdale's most beloved restaurants has some big news to announce: d.b.a./Cafe , New Times' 2013 pick for "Best New Restaurant in Broward County," has welcomed a new executive chef.
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Richard Harris, the brother of local celebrity chef Chris Miracolo, has taken the reins at the laid-back eatery, bringing with him a new style of cuisine, weekly specials, and monthly events -- including a Cigar City dinner next week.
Harris, a restaurant industry veteran, has been working under his highly regarded brother for much of the past decade; his was most recently sous chef at S3 on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
About a month ago, he was offered the chance to helm his own kitchen at the neighborhood bistro.
Since it is a chef-driven eatery, Harris has already forged his stamp on the menu. The strongly French-influenced fare from original head chef Steven Zobel has morphed toward a global eclectic bent.
"Basically, I like to come in and go, 'What do I want to make today?'" says Harris. "I like to have a little bit of everything on the menu."