Wow, I just heard this news from Victoria Pesce Elliott, restaurant reviewer for the Miami Herald…
Some years ago, I worked for Adriana Fatat at Le Croisic. Victoria remembered me from that time as she recently reviewed Aracataca, Fatat’s latest venture. Here’s part of what Victoria wrote…
“It seems owner Adriana Fatat got bored with the French bistro concept that had endured in the storefront space for a decade and wanted to do something all her own.
Her surreal cooking, which combines French, Colombian and Lebanese elements, needed a name, so Aracataca, the Colombian hometown of magical-realist Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, was appropriated.
The unpretentious space with brightly colored walls, concrete floors and cozy tables looks about as I remember it from Le Croisic, where chef Franco Lania turned out lovely French classics. Rustic wall hangings and sculptures have been added, and the tables are set with spotty white cloth and paper place mats.”
It’s great to be well- remembered by Victoria.
Victoria Pesce Elliott reviews Miami-Dade restaurants. E-mail her at velliott@MiamiHerald.com. Follow her on Twitter @vpevpe and on her Facebook fan page.