At Stubborn Seed, chef Jeremy Ford’s new South Beach restaurant, a large picture window, framed by a wall of vertical white subway tile, offers a portal to the kitchen where diners can glimpse the athletic ballet required to prepare Ford’s artfully plated, thoughtfully sourced chef ’s tasting menu.

With a Season 13 win under his belt and a stint as chef de cuisine at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Matador Room at the

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