Azema Exotic Bistro
Located in the Palermo Viejo district, Azema Exotic Bistro serves an innovative fusion of Creole, Caribbean, Vietnamese, and French cuisines. The diverse menu is largely influenced by the international travels of chef-owner Paul Jean Azema, who often greets guests at the door and provides detailed explanations of his dishes, which range from a classic boeuf bourguignonne to duck confit curry with pears. Azema’s travels also inspired the dining room, which is decorated with antique wooden tables and framed artwork from around the world. The wine list emphasizes hard-to-find regional whites that complement the boldly spiced entrées.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.