At Azul in Miami's Mandarian Oriental, the open kitchen operates at a controlled, yet frenetic pace as customers relax in a zen-like setting of Asian cool. Taken out of context, the brightly lit kitchen, played against the warm glow of the surrounding dining areas, looks like a Hollywood emergency room, starring head chef Clay Conley. During dinner at Azul several months back, an inordinate number of women, presumably on their way to the restroom, stopped to ogle the dashing young chef. ...
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