Quintessential dish: Barely poached local egg with Italian truffle pearls. Read more about this amazing Miami talent, one of the new Food & Wine Best New Chefs.
Miami chef Brad Kilgore of Alter restaurant makes this incredibly beautiful and inspired dish in summer, when zucchini and summer squash are in abundance. The brilliance lies in the multiple layers of flavor and texture. Slideshow: More Summer Squash Recipes
Brad Kilgore of Miami's Alter restaurant likes this recipe for home cooks because he feels it's a "show-off" dish but not really much work. He makes decadent, creamy grits with a mix of milk, cream, tangy fresh goat cheese and Greek yogurt, which he drizzles with a smoky, fragrant vegan oil that tastes just like chorizo. Slideshow: More Grits Recipes
At his Miami restaurant Alter, chef Brad Kilgore serves this rich shrimp risotto at lunch. It's so popular that he can't take it off the menu. Kilgore looks to a beloved supermarket staple, creamy Boursin cheese, to give the risotto its irresistible flavor. He uses tangy Meyer lemon juice and fresh dill to balance the richness. Slideshow: More Risotto Recipes