Rated #37th in the World! ---The Daily Meal. New World Cuisine by Norman Van Aken
2006: Received honor as one of the
“Founders of the New American Cuisine,” at Spain’s International
Summit of Gastronomy “Madrid Fusion” with
Alice Water, Paul Prudhomme and Mark Miller
The New York Times: "Norman’s is the best restaurant in
South Florida and Norman Van Aken is its best chef."
Condé Nast Traveler: "Top 10 restaurants in America."
Miami Herald: “Whoever said you can't please all of the people all of the time must not have met Norman Van Aken. He is the King of the mango kings!”
2003 Inductee into the James Beard Foundation's
"Who's Who" of Food & Beverage in America
(Florida’s first and only to date)
Winner of the "Ivy Award", 2001
Winner of the James Beard Foundation's, "Best Chef: Southeast"
The "Robert Mondavi Culinary Award of Excellence"
Food Arts Silver Spoon for Lifetime Achievement
Nations Restaurant News: "Fine Dining Hall of Fame."
Wine Spectator: "Award of Excellence"
The James Beard Foundation Nominated "Best New Restaurant in America, 1995."
The James Beard Foundation Nominated "Best Restaurant in America, 2005."