Chef Eileen Andrade Aims to Make a Destination Out of Miami Suburb, Kendall

Chef Eileen Andrade Aims to Make a Destination Out of Miami Suburb, Kendall

"If I could describe my style of cooking, I would definitely say— bold," says Chef Eileen Andrade.

And “bold” is right as her restaurants serve up a combination of Cuban, Peruvian and Korean dishes.

There is no stopping this fierce Miami-based chef from accomplishing her goals.

In her mid-twenties, Eileen Andrade, opened her first restaurant, Finka Table & Tap in Kendall, an unassuming suburban Miami neighborhood. Now, the 29-year-old sits down with Foodable to talk about her newest restaurant concept, Amelia’s 1931, which she opened less than a mile away from her first concept.

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Sneak Peek: A Fusion Gastropub Blends Korean and Latin Flavors

Outside the bustle of Miami’s most notable culinary hubs, Finka Table & Tap is tucked away in The Magic City’s West Kendall neighborhood, a far cry from the beach. According to reviews, the destination gastropub is worth the drive, so we had to check out this Top 25 Restaurant for ourselves.

In this “Table 42” episode, we’re joined by Finka’s owner, Eileen Andrade. “The fusion of Korean and Latin cuisine was a no-brainer,” she says of the concept’s cuisine, which fuses Korean, Cuban, and Peruvian influences. “It’s bold flavors, it’s colorful, saucy. It’s just a balance between both cuisines.”

Catch the sneak peek above and stay tuned for the full episode, coming soon!