Talk to any successful chef and he (or she) will tell you that opening a restaurant takes grit and guts. Expect to drop substantial cash, kill your social life, and put an end to luxuries like sleep and days off. To top it off, you must enter the culinary battlefield knowing most restaurants won't make it past their first year.
When Adrianne Calvo opened Chef Adrianne's Vineyard Restaurant & Wine Bar at age 22, many thought she couldn't check a single box off that list. She garnered attention young, had little experience, and was opening an eatery in West Kendall. Pretty ballsy considering Kendall is where dreams go to die.
Fast forward six years. Calvo is hosting a celebration tonight (Thursday) commemorating not just surviving, but thriving. She's serving a six-course, prix-fixe dinner ($75) beginning at 7pm tonight. The meal includes some of her favorite dishes served at the restaurant and includes complimentary cocktails courtesy of Diplomático Rum.More »