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Jean Jacques Carqillat and Aigo on South Beach

Sobe | Feb 12, 2005 01:47 PM

Has anyone been to Aigo yet?

Celebrity Chef Carquillat Opens Aigo in Miami Beach


Miami Beach(January 11, 2005) - AiGO OPENS THIS JANUARY IN SOUTH BEACH

This winter season brings a special gift to South Florida with the mid January opening of Aigo featuring Mediterranean fusion cuisine from a star studded team from New York and France. Jean Jacques Carquillat, chef and co-owner has a New York outpost, Le Canard Enchaine, a favorite haunt of Marc Jacobs, Bill Clinton, and Uma Thurman. Kidane Sayfou, co-owner and maitre d' extraordinaire, was at Ferrier, Chazal and The Elephant in New York City. The cutting edge interior design will be by Parisians Eric and Nadine Raffy, the creative designers behind The Clinton Hotel, the location of the new restaurant at 8th Street and Washington Avenue.

Aigo, the word for "garlic" in the south of France, will feature food from Southern Europe and North Africa as well as Latin America. The cuisine is based on the ingredients of the Mediterranean diet -- herbs, olive oil, garlic and broth, so it's light and slimming. Signature dishes will include L'Aogo Boulido, garlic soup from Provence, a favorite for its rich flavor and also as an antidote for hangovers; Gincho Crab Cakes and Seafood Cassoulet Provencal.

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