The Dish: Dumpukht Goat Biryani

April 12, 2018

The Details: If you’re anything like me and have watched “Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern (a man I desperately wish could be my Durian fruithating uncle) gamely tasting a variety of bugs, fermented meats and plant matter, you too lament the lack of protein diversity our culture embraces. So with the image of Mr. Zimmern taking down a rancid dish of Moroccan goat and eggs, I knew I was in far better hands at 21 Spices when I spied the same cloven-hoofed mammal on the menu.

The dish...

Gulfshore Life: 'Ingredients to Die For' Features Chef Asif

Friday, March 2

Thanks to Artis Henderson and Gulfshore Life Magazine for featuring Chef Asif among other great talented chefs in this month's edition. Very interesting article on how chefs pick their ingredients. If you want to learn more about chef Asif's craftsmanship stay tuned for his upcoming cooking classes!

21 Spices by Chef Asif honored with 2017 Golden Spoon Award

Sunday, December 3 at 12pm

21 Spices by Chef Asif honored with 2017 Golden Spoon Award

Naples, FLA. (Dec. 3rd, 2017) —  Naples local restaurant 21 Spices by Chef Asif was recently recognized as one of Florida’s best new places to dine with Florida Trend’s 2017 Golden Spoon award.  The annual Best New Restaurants in Florida winners appear in the 50th Anniversary Golden Spoon special section in the December issue of Florida Trend magazine. ...

Fresh from NYC Turn, Chef Asif Syed Prepares for Season and SoBe Festival

Thursday, November 2

The owner and executive chef of 21 Spices was invited to cook at one of the nation's premier food festivals and will follow up with an appearance at the SOBEWFF (South Beach Wine & Food Festival) in February.

Chef Asif to appear at Grand Tasting at the New York Wine & Food Festival

Sunday, October 15 at 12pm

Chef Asif will appear at the Grand Tasting Grand Tasting presented by ShopRite Sunday, October 15 at 12:00 PM