In this episode of Table 42, host and restaurant industry expert Paul Barron heads to Miami's The Federal, which originally started as a pop-up. The idea behind stabilizing the restaurant to a full-blown establishment came with inspiration from the food culture in places like New York and San Francisco. Chef Cesar Zapata and his team felt Miami was lacking that unique element of culture in Miami.
Zapata's culinary aesthetic is to take a more interesting twist to comfort American food, while maintaining the ingredients that consumers can relate to. A Thanksgiving turkey dinner, for example, has been remixed with duck for the protein, with jazzed up sides of house-made marshmallow fluff and caramelized sweet potatoes.
Watch the full episode to get an inside look at the space and for more insight on The Federal.