Chef Dale Talde Dishes on his personal style in Miami

Dale Talde
Dale Talde’s passion for cooking began at a young age in his native Chicago where he learned to prepare meals alongside his mother in the kitchen. The proud son of Filipino immigrants, he grew up immersed in his family’s cultural heritage while also enjoying the life of a typical American kid. Dale applies this distinct Asian-American experience to the menu of his eponymous restaurant, TALDE, located in the Brooklyn’s thriving Park Slope neighborhood, Jersey City & Miami Beach.

TALDE Miami Beach, a contemporary neighborhood restaurant and bar located inside The Confidante, features a creative menu of Asian-American cuisine with a variety of market-driven ingredients and local Floridian products. The restaurant and bar, stays true to Chef Talde’s eclectic sense of fun and unique spin on dishes. Signature items on the menu include Pretzel Pork and Chive Dumplings; Korean Fried Chicken; Crispy Oyster-Bacon Pad Thai; and Whole Red Snapper roasted in banana leaves and served with moo-shoo pancakes. To complement the menu is a mixology program and beer list created by Partner John Bush and Partner David Massoni has also curated a wine program featuring Old and New World varietals. The ambience at TALDE Miami Beach pulls directly from the personalities of its three owners where the grit of an Asian street market meets the allure of a back-alley speakeasy and the anti-establishment art of Mafioso rap culture. A reverse happy hour coined Late Night Noodles at TALDE Miami Beach is popular among guests and locals alike dining at TALDE Miami Beach.

Dale visits Miami often – about once a month or more – and expresses his casual street style when there. Here are his style choices to beat the heat in Miami:

Jeans: I never wear jeans in Miami – shorts only. One time I did need a pair of jeans and ordered Levi’s on Postmates. True Story.

Shirts: I stick to Huf black t-shirts. I am a big, big Huf dude. The brand allows me to stay young with their timeless vintage and contemporary inspired designs.

Pants: In Miami I wear shorts all day. Seersucker as much as possible and I wear Ralph Lauren bathing suits.

Suits: Never. I don’t think I have ever bought a suit.

Shoes: I wear Nike (fly knits or Jordans) and Cole Haan’s the most.

Accessories: I don’t wear watches or jewelry. But I am always rocking a hat. I usually wear Huf & In4mation hats. The In4mation guys are awesome. Based in Hawaii, their team is committed to making young adults feel good while wearing their clothing and all about spreading positive vibes.

My biggest accessory, besides hats, is glasses. I own about 15 pairs of Warby Parkers and am always switching them up to elevate my look. It is kind of hard to walk into Warby and buy only one pair.

Outerwear: Supreme, all the way!

Favorite Cologne: I don’t wear cologne.

Your favorite App: Instagram. I run my account on my own and really use it as an outlet to show my personality – check me out @daletalde.

Favorite piece of technology: My iPhone.

Next tech purchase: 4K TV’s.

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