Emilio and Gloria Estefan Open Restaurant In Design District of Miami

Emilio and Gloria Estefan Open Restaurant In Design District of Miami

 

Emilio and Gloria Estefan Open Restaurant In Design District of Miami

Estefan Kitchen

140 NE 39th St., Miami, Suite 133, 786-843-3880, EstefanKitchen.com

Celebrities Emilio and Gloria Estefan have added to their restaurant concepts with this fine-dining Cuban venture in Palm Court plaza.

“We are honored to be the first Cuban restaurant in Miami’s Design District and to bring our culinary heritage to this world-class shopping, arts-and-entertainment destination,” Emilio says. “Estefan Kitchen will present traditional family recipes in a new, healthy way.”

Corporate chef Odell Torres, who also oversees the Estefans’ Larios on the Beach and Bongos Cuban Café, offers twists such as flatbread with roasted pork and plantains ($14); roasted pork, plantains and cilantro sauce atop black bean-and-rice cakes ($12); short ribs in criollo-wine sauce ($24); and paella with six kinds of seafood and plantains ($70).

 

Popular cocktails include mojitos ($15-$16), Gloria’s recipe for Glorious Cosmopolitan ($16) and mango-passion sparkling sangria ($12).

Lunch and dinner are served daily amid a monochromatic scheme inspired by 1950s Cuba with mosaic murals, an art-deco column and a 34-seat, oyster-shell-mosaic bar, plus indoor-outdoor bar and seating in the courtyard showcasing art installations.

 

A pianist performs for lunch daily and from Thursday through Saturday nights.

The express café, which opens at 9 a.m., offers grab-and-go items and diverse beverages.

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