Miami’s dining scene is no stranger to the occasional celebrity sighting. Here is a recipe from Executive Chef Erwin Mallet at Villa Azur, a French-Mediterranean spot known for its striking décor.

This Roasted Dates dish is a favorite of actor Darren Criss, the restaurant says.

Serving: 4 people


36 pitted dry dates

12 slices of Bayonne Prosciutto

4 ounces of Manchego cheese

Half a tablespoon of Honey

1 cup of Heavy cream


Melt half the Manchego cheese with the cream in a saucepan, salt and pepper, boil and then mix everything together in a blender.

Put aside in a cooler.

Stuff the dates with Manchego cheese: 2gr per date.

Wrap the dates 3 by 3 with one slice of Bayonne prosciutto.

Bake the dates in an oven at (400F) for 4 minutes, then top the dates with honey and re-bake for 1 minute.

Plate and serve with the dressing on the side.

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