Image: Atrio Restaurant at the 25th floor of the Conrad on Brickell Avenue
This article from the NY Post touches upon Celebrity chefs in Miami’s condo-hotels. The article cites several well know celebrity chefs and their ventures in Miami. Il Mulino, top rated NYC Italian restaurant according to Zagat, is housed in the Acqualina in Sunny Isles. The recently built Regent South Beach is home to “celebrity chef Govind Armstong’s Table 8” (from L.A.). Tribeca’s own, David Bouley has Evolution in the South Beach Ritz Carlton Resort. Well known NYC restaurateur Daniel Boulud’s latest restaurant in the Met 2 complex is highlighted.
Not all, but some of what the article left out:
- The Cipriani signature restaurant planned for Ugo Colombo’s Miami Beach development in the Saxony–affiliated with the world famous Harry’s Bar in Venice and the Rainbow Room in NYC.
- Marco Bax at Atrio in the Conrad (former chef at Acqua)
- Acqua in the Four Seasons featuring Patrick Duff
New Yorkers, as usual, have their sights and wallets set on Miami. Although this is nothing new, the boom has amplified their influence and interest. This amplification theory will have to be explored further through a development standpoint later.