South Beach Seafood Week       |       October 17 - 21       |       Miami Beach, Florida

South Beach Seafood Festival: In The Kitchen with A Fish Called Avalon and Miami Times

Enjoy this In The Kitchen guest article by Miami Times who got ready for the South Beach Seafood Festival with Chef Kal Abdalla of A Fish Called Avalon.

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We (Miami Times) had the pleasure of meeting and sitting down with Chef Kal Abdalla of A Fish Called Avalon, one of the restaurants coming to the October 21st South Beach Seafood Festival.

Let’s just start by saying what an incredible experienceA native to the Syrian island known as Arwad, Chef Kal grew up appreciating Mediterranean cuisine.

He is a humble guy and it took us about an hour to get him talking about himself, but it was well worth it! Turns out that throughout his culinary career, Chef Kal won many awards, such as “Best Steak in America” for example.

Fun Facts about Chef Kal:

  • His culinary career commenced at the age of 18.
  • He has worked in cruise lines, The Forge Restaurant and even cooking for Ronald Reagan himself! 
  • He is also an artist, an athlete and a boxing historian.
  • He says his most important job is being a father. 

When asked about his participation in the South Beach Seafood Festival, he mentioned that they love participating each year. He notes that his favorite ingredient is lemon, for a simple yet sophisticated style.

Chef Kal has participated in the South Beach Seafood Festival for many years, and this year he’ll be at it again with one of his signature dishes known as “Bang Bang Shrimp”.

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Miami’s largest Seafood Festival is an event you won’t want to miss…and A Fish Called Avalon is a restaurant you won’t want to skip.

Let’s talk about the endless list of dishes that exploded with flavor:

  • Baby Green Salad
  • Crispy Calamari
  • Macadamia-Crusted Snapper
  • Jumbo Shrimp Scamp
  • …and so much more!

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We can’t forget their one of a kind Creme Brûlée:

His consistency and attention to detail is what has helped spark the restaurant’s growth; it’s one of the many reasons A Fish Called Avalon continues to be an all-time favorite.

In a fast growing city that has seen so many restaurants come and go, A Fish Called Avalon is here to stay celebrating 28 years of success. We can guarantee, they will continue surprising customers with exquisite dishes that will blow you away.

Be sure to find Chef Kal and the A Fish Called Avalon team at Saturday’s Main Event on October 21st: the South Beach Seafood Festival!

Use our code MIAMITIMES to save 20% on tickets:

You can find a schedule of events as well as purchase tickets here.

Until next time,

Miami Times

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