MIAMI BEACH—Award-winning chef and restaurateur Michael Mina and Fontainebleau Miami Beach announced that Michael Mina 74 is opening this November in the main lobby of the Fontainebleau. Michael Mina 74 will be the first concept of its kind created uniquely for the hotel.
At Michael Mina 74, Chef Mina has produced a sophisticated American bistro-style menu focused on his passion for unlocking flavors and irresistible combinations that will complement and satisfy the high-energy yet relaxed rhythm of Miami.
Selections include starters and shareables such as a customized shellfish cart featuring local shellfish and ceviches, Kobe Beef Shabu Shabu, Alderwood Smoked Salmon, Crispy Fish Tacos and a Kale & Artichoke Caesar Salad.
Chef Mina will showcase his taste extremes through globally inspired dishes like a selection of Gulf favorites including Potato-Crusted Pompano, Grilled Red Snapper, Spiny Lobster Spaghetti, ’Jerk’ Quail with foie gras rice and sugar pumpkin, Roasted Sucking Pig Cubano style, Miso-Glazed Black Cod with ramen noodles, karashi and shitake consommé.
Classics with a twist from his repertoire will include a Moroccan short rib with roasted pepper couscous and coriander jus, Amish Chicken Tagine with saffron rice, tomato relish and jalapeño aioli, Black Truffle Omelet, Lobster Pot Pie, and Tomato Tarte Tatin with warm burratta, caper berries and watercress.
“I am delighted to debut Michael Mina 74 at Fontainebleau. It’s truly the perfect balance of delicious food, an upbeat sophisticated ambiance, the magic of Miami Beach and this iconic hotel that will deliver a fantastic dining experience for guests,” said chef Michael Mina.
Michael Mina 74 is being created by the award-winning design firm, AvroKO and will evoke a rich tone with design details that carefully blend elements of urban street with warm, relaxed comforts of a beachside Mediterranean villa. Tables and chairs designed specifically to evolve from a dinner setting to a late-evening scene along with comfortable booths and plush banquettes create intimate spaces for couples or small crowds. The atmosphere will be low lit with candles on tables and ambient lighting throughout and a DJ who will evolve the ambiance and tempo throughout the evening.
“We are honored to bring chef Michael Mina and his new concept to Fontainebleau. Michael Mina 74 will inspire evenings that create vivid experiences and memories for our guests. Michael’s food is unique and exciting and a perfect fit with the sophisticated style and modern glamour Fontainebleau is known for,” said Phil Goldfarb, President and COO of Fontainebleau Miami Beach.