This new restaurant in Allapattah wants Miami to get excited about Basque cuisine
The new Rubell Museum debuts in Allapattah just in time for Art Basel on Dec. 4. By January, it will have a brand new restaurant as well.
The spot is called LEKU, which translates into “The Place” in the ancient Basque language Euskera. It is owned by an impressive conglomeration of restaurant and hospitality industry vets with serious culinary creds. That group is composed of Alejandro Muguerza of Le Basque Catering in Miami; Andreas Schreiner of Schreiner Hospitality; Terry Zarikian, former food publicist and alum of the New York and South Beach Wine & Food Festivals; and the 30-year-old Executive Chef Mikel Goikolea, formerly of Azurmendi Prêt à Porter.
The lunch and dinner menus have been created by the aforementioned food squad along with chef de cuisine Aitor Garate Berazaluze, former sommelier and development manager at Spain’s lauded Asador Etxebarri located in Atxondo, Basque Country.
Much of the action will take place in the restaurant’s outdoor space where an impressive Basque grill will be the focal point for wood fired items. “The Grill” will serve family-style portions of lamb, beef, whole local fish and Maine lobster and fresh vegetables.
Food fans will, er, bask in the menu starring Seafood Salpicon with tomato emulsion; Basque Lobster Salad; Vegetable Tartare with Beets; and Croquetas with 5J Ham. “Spoon Dishes” will include daily changing preparation of seasonal heirloom beans and “Porrusalda,” the traditional Basque leek and potato soup.
Seafood dishes will include Sea Bass with Hollandaise and Arugula Gelée and Soupy Rice with Clams. Carnivores will revel in the Slow-Roasted Beef Cheeks in Rioja Wine with Boniato in Textures, and Presa Iberica (from an American farm) with garbanzo wheat and light cream of garlic.
Venue Series Volume III
Over fifteen years ago, entrepreneur and Miami native Craig Robins recognized the potential of the Miami Design District, and started acquiring and redefining properties in the area. Through careful stewardship. the Design District began to juxtapose design brands with internationally important art collections, phenomenal temporary and permanent art and design installations, and great restaurants and venues.
The 7,800 square-foot Paradise Plaza Event Space can easily be transformed for any occasion,ranging from weddings to large cocktail receptions, art exhibits to fashion shows. Offers incredible views of the District and the Museum Garage backdrop sets the tone for a unique guest experience. The space fits up to 1,200 guests.Custom open accordion doors to create a unique indoor/outdoor space, complete with an outdoor garden oasis.
Over 20000 sq foot Paradise Plaza is the ideal location in the Miami Design District for open-air activations, film and photo shoots. Featuring Urs Fischer’s “Bus Stop” and the work of famed artist Freeland Buck. The two-story offers access to a number of retail stores, restaurants, and public art.
Paradise Plaza is home to flagship stores such as Gucci, Joseph and Rick Owens. It also boasts Spin’s only retail location in the US,
The Jungle Plaza
The Jungle Plaza is Miami Design District’s ideal event space for large-scale concerts and other live performances. Featuring a 20,000+ square-foot plaza and a 6,500 square-foot tent with
adjustable vinyl/glass walls and generator/AC capabilities, Jungle Plaza allows for a unique indoor/outdoor experience. It also features a 200 square foot covered pergola perfect for guest seating or a stage.
Perched atop the newly constructed Garden Building in the Miami Design District is just that place. Designed by landscape architect, Nathan Browning with Island Planning, the 5,198 sq foot garden features three fully-mature Mahogany trees, a maze of Jamaican Spice-Wood hedges, and accented with
philodendrons and Railroad vines. Ambient contemporary lighting and expansive marble seating create an interweaving of landscape and structure that will enhance any event.
Le Basque Couture History with the Miami Design District
Since the very first Art Basel event next to the Moore Building with Craig Robins, catering the W Magazine,
YSL dinner, and the Hermes launch, Le Basque is the stylish preferred caterer for the Miami Design District.
With over thirty avant-garde exquisite retailers such as Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney,
Le Basque brings the highest level of excellence, creativity, and demand for these leading design retailers.
All the details and fundamental elements are brought together to enhance the unique architectural
properties of the Miami Design District.
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EVOLVE MIAMI BEACH and MIAMI will soon have a Hospitality APP. SHOKWORKS is a International designer APP company for hospitality, entertainment, media, sporting and concert arenas. EVOLVE and SHOKWORKS will be collaborating on exciting high tech hospitality programs. GOOD TIMES below, is one of the launching Destination APPS for Panama. SHOKWORKS will be opening offices in Miami and they are thrilled to design the APP for the new Inter Miami CF Soccer Team.
COLIN BAER EVENTS AND FLORAL, NYC
COLIN BAER EVENTS in NYC started as a full service events company in 2000, with the goal of creating unforgettable moments for our clients and challenged ourselves to think outside the box. Our focus is on architecturally streamlined concepts fused with modern and classic styles. Each completed event project is a blend of eye catching palettes and bold trends. Colin is now collaborating with EVOLVE for his NYC and South Florida clientele. Checkout Sugarcane in Dumbo, Brooklyn!
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