Kitchen change-up at Miami's Taperia Raca

 

Chef-owner Giorgio Rapicavoli is back on the line; Ryan Harrison sets out on his own.

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Taperia Raca photo by Evan S. Benn / Miami Herald staff
 

By Evan S. Benn | ebenn@MiamiHerald.com

Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli is pulling double duty, running the kitchens of his popular Eating House in Coral Gables and the 3-month-old Taperia Raca in Miami's MiMo district.

The latter restaurant parted ways last week with opening chef Ryan Harrison, previously of Preservation in Sunny Isles Beach. Harrison says his next step will be "doing something on [his] own this time around." 

Rapicavoli, meanwhile, is holding down the fort at both locations.

At Taperia Raca, the chef says he's working to incorporate more off-menu, blackboard specials to complement the restaurant's staple tapas like pan con tomate (pictured above) and patatas bravas. On a recent night, Rapicavoli's specials included grilled heirloom carrots with chimichurri and paella croquetas. 

Taperia Raca is located at 7010 Biscayne Blvd. 

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