Wednesday December 4th, 2013 - 9:21AM
MIAMI—Celebrity chef and restaurateur Michael Mina and Fontainebleau Miami Beach officially opened Michael Mina 74, an American bistro-lounge located in the lobby of the hotel.
Michael Mina 74 is created exclusively for Fontainebleau by the chef and delivers a culinary and social destination. "We've achieved the perfect balance of delicious food and a high-energy, sophisticated ambiance with Michael Mina 74 at Fontainebleau," stated Chef Michael Mina. "Our goal was to create a new concept with great food that effortlessly transitions from restaurant to a lounge atmosphere while maintaining a sense of connectivity."
Created by design firm, AvroKO, the 7,400-sq.-ft., 215-seat restaurant features design details that blend elements of urban street with the comforts of a beachside, Mediterranean villa. Tables and chairs are designed specifically to evolve from a dinner setting to a late-evening scene. The atmosphere is set with low lighting, candles on tables and ambient lighting throughout.
Chef Mina has crafted a bistro-style menu with balanced flavors. Some of his favorite flavors from around the globe are paired with seasonal and regional products. Items such as Moroccan Short Ribs, Jerk Quail with Foie Gras, Wagyu Beef Shabu Shabu and Truffle Omelet Souffle are just a few of the many menu offerings. Additionally, the dining experience will be punctuated with signature services such as local shellfish from Fontainebleau's private fishing vessel, BleauFish, as well as Fontainebleau's very own dry-aged steaks.
The beverage program at Michael Mina 74 consists of handcrafted, barrel-aged and classic cocktails. Guests can choose from a selection of carbonated bottled cocktails, inspired by classics like the Gimlet, Cosmo, Southside and Last Word. Curated by the Mina Group Wine Director, Rajat Parr, the wine list includes classic Old-World styles and blends from New-World regions.