Taste Of The Town: Tur Kitchen Tantalizes Tastebuds With Its Mediterranean Cuisine

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CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) — Tur Kitchen, located connected Giralda Avenue successful Coral Gables is simply a contemporary, elegant, and ingredient-forward conception that celebrates the food, drink, and civilization of the Mediterranean region.

Christian Chirino is the Executive Chef.

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“We effort to make a travel successful the Mediterranean, truthful we person not lone accepted recipes but accepted ingredients coming from each the southbound of Europe, Spain, Italy, Greece, Middle East besides North Africa,” said Chirino.

Tur is named aft a chaotic goat recovered mostly successful the mountains of Turkey.


The family-owned restaurant, designed by the matriarch of the family, features a partition of books and peppers, herbs and trinkets each geared towards the food. There’s adjacent a video partition taking guests to these acold distant regions.

“So that video surface is an important portion of mounting the stage, right?” asked CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo.

“Yes. We’re trying to amusement the Mediterranean views, truthful we person scenes from Greece, from Morocco and Casablanca,” helium explained.

An unfastened chef’s room besides gives diners a bird’s oculus presumption of the blase culinary feast ahead.

“You tin effort dishes with preserved lemons from Morocco and thing from Spain and Calabria and chili from Italy, truthful it’s that benignant of mixture. It’s accepted but we make archetypal recipes,” helium explained.

Back successful the kitchen, cook Christian prepares their tasting dishes.

It starts retired with complimentary freshly made brushed Turkish level bread, served blistery with brushed food and creme caller topped with chives and Aleppo Pepper.

“The occupation is erstwhile you springiness maine the bread, I’m going devour each the bread, truthful we’re going to determination on,” said Petrillo.

Up adjacent was a beauteous crockery that virtually looks similar a portion of creation connected a plate. It’s roasted squid with chorizo, dates, grapefruit, sumac, citrus peel, micro cilantro, and edible flowers.

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“So, it’s a small spot spicy. It has a sweetness with the dates and a citrus with the citrus and the flowers and a freshness from the cilantro,” said chef.

“What helium said,” joked Petrillo. “It’s elegant, delicious and prevention it, were coming backmost for more.”

They sensation the perfectly seasoned Sea bream food served connected chickpea puree and interruption for a palette cleansing Spritz cocktail with elder angiosperm liquor, earlier moving onto the lamb leg.

It’s cooked for 20 hours. It’s truthful tender, it cuts with a spoon portion it falls disconnected the bone.


“I was disquieted it would consciousness heavy. It’s blistery outside, but it’s not heavy, it’s tender and special,” said Petrillo.

Last, an unforgettable elegant dessert called Kunafa. It’s phyllo dough with cheeses connected the inside, with a peculiar spray of rosewater to decorativeness it off.

“You cognize you’re successful a fancy spot erstwhile the dessert is being squirted down with rosewater. So delicious,” said Petrillo.

Tur Kitchen is unfastened Monday done Friday for luncheon and meal and Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner.  For much information, spell to www.turkitchen.com

The edifice is besides participating successful Miami Spice for luncheon Monday done Friday.

Want to effort the Roasted Squid astatine home? Here’s the recipe:


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  • 100gm Calamari Tentacles 
  • 20gm Chorizo Diced 
  • 3 slices Jalapeño 
  • 3 slices Red Chili 
  • One Medjool Date Diced 
  • 20gm Micro Cilantro 
  • 20gm Grapefruit Supremes 
  • Zest of One Lemon 
  • Edible Flowers 
  • Sumac for seasoning 


  • Dice chorizo and dates
  • Cut chili and jalapeño into bladed rings
  • Cut calamari into rings
  • Pre-heat cookware to medium
  • Add olive lipid and sauté the calamari rings
  • Add chorizo astatine the extremity and brown. Plate the crockery erstwhile cooked
  • Add to the plate: chilis, sprinkle sumac, citrus zest, grapefruit pieces, Medjool dates.
  • Garnish with micro cilantro and edible flowers
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