December 18, 2014

Chef Jean-Georges unveils new dining at Miami Beach EDITION

Miami Beach EDITION

The Miami Beach EDITION is a new generation of urban resort, now open in the Mid-Beach area—the historic “heart of Miami Beach” between South Beach and North Beach—on a three-and-a-half-acre private enclave stretching from Collins Avenue to the ocean shoreline.

Accenting Miami Beach’s Latin flavors through the freshest Florida foods, Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and hotelier Ian Schrager are partnering on three new restaurants that make recently opened The Miami Beach EDITION a dining destination for locals as well as guests.

The long-awaited culinary concepts at The Miami Beach EDITION, all overseen by Chef Jean-Georges, present three distinctive environments united by the chef’s love of locally sourced ingredients, vibrant flavors and vivid textures.

At Matador Room, Chef Jean-Georges offers his distinctive, modern interpretation of Latin cuisine influenced by Spanish, Caribbean and South American flavors.Market at EDITION, inspired by the great century-old markets in Madrid and Barcelona, is an imaginative reinvention of the classic Miami Beach coffee shop. And breezy Tropicale provides casual poolside dining with a palate of fresh, light menu selections.

“Sharing tropical flavors I love through a modern Miami Beach lens is exciting for me,” Chef Jean-Georges said. “Florida also produces some of the most vibrant produce and fish in the world, and I’ve been thrilled to incorporate them into creative plates that reflect South Florida’s Latin character and international flavor.”

Lifestyle guru Ian Schrager, who partnered with Marriott to create the EDITION brand, agrees. “I can’t think of a chef who embodies Miami Beach’s world-embracing dynamism the way Jean-Georges does,” Schrager said. “I’ve met plenty of people who’ve said they’d eat every meal in a Jean-Georges restaurant if they could. Now, they can.”

Here are details on The Miami Beach EDITION’s three restaurants by Chef Vongerichten:


Presenting a seasonal menu composed of small and large plates, Matador Room embraces Miami’s strong sense of place and locality through locally sourced, seasonal, inventive cooking. The restaurant’s original sprawling chandelier and oval-shaped dining room recall the glamour of 1950s Miami Beach. Just outside, the expansive Matador Terrace provides lush poolside and beachfront views and a custom trellis with climbing bougainvillea.

On the menu—“Table Snacks” include Warm Marinated Olives with Poblano and Mint Pesto, and Sweet Pea Guacamole with Warm Crunchy Tortillas; “Light & Bright” starters like Raw Shaved Florida Red Snapper with Green Chili Dressing, and Gulf White Shrimp in “Agua Diablo” with Banana and Almonds; “Golden and Crispy” plates feature Peekytoe Crab and Corn Fritters with Smoked Chili Tartar Sauce and Crispy Calamari with Ancho Chili Glaze; and “Grilled and Roasted” plates from Charred Florida Octopus with Crispy Potatoes and Paprika Emulsion to Whole Roasted Local Fish with Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Fennel Pollen. Pizzas, tacos, and rice and vegetable sides complete the menu.

Matador Terrace also serves breakfast, with local and organic ingredients in savory egg dishes, sweet waffles and pancakes, and smoked meats and fish, along with a variety of sandwiches, tacos, and flatbreads for lunch.

Overlooking the hotel’s pool deck, the adjoining Matador Bar features American black walnut-paneled walls with photographs from renowned French photographer Lucien Clerque’s Matador series. A solid walnut floating bar stands at the center of the room, surrounded by custom furniture and banquettes in soft jewel-toned velvet. Providing bespoke crafted cocktails, Matador Bar’s tenured barmen utilize the freshest ingredients to expertly prepare each drink with exemplary service.



Sure to become a favorite haunt for locals and hotel guests alike, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Market at EDITION is an imaginative reinvention of the classic Miami Beach coffee shop. Inspired by the great century-old markets in Madrid and Barcelona, this 21st century food bazaar—part patisserie, part boulangerie, part salumeria—offers next-generation casual gourmet food around the clock. Market’s ideal for a quick coffee, a bite to take to the beach or to sit in and dine. Market features a series of bustling counters and a take-out area with an enticing range of healthy international items—gourmet pizzas, ceviche, raw bar, cheese and charcuterie, freshly baked bread and pastries, sandwiches, frozen yogurt, juices, smoothies, and a selection of wines. Open 20 hours a day, it is a place that can be your first stop of the day, and your last stop of the night.



Inspired by Tropicana, the historic 1950’s Havana nightclub, Tropicale’s casual alfresco dining is relaxing and inviting. The original landmarked Sundial restaurant and bar, now restored, offers a palate of fresh and light menu selections. Both savory and sweet, a perfect complement to sun and sand, Tropicale’s cuisine, cocktails and signature beer, brewed by Miami Brewing Company, fit its lush poolside setting. Available for all day noshing while lounging at the pool, reclined on the beach, or seated at the bar, Tropicale’s garden-like setting is perfectly paired with ocean views, a salty sea breeze and island tunes.

For more information and hours of operation, visit http://edition-hotels. To make a reservation at any of the dining destinations, please call 786-257-4600. The Miami Beach EDITION is located at 2901 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida.


Set on a unique site on 29th Street and Collins Avenue, The Miami Beach EDITION is its own private enclave right on the beach, uniting great design and innovation with personal, friendly, modern service as well as outstanding, one-of-a-kind dining and entertainment offerings "all under one roof.” The Miami Beach EDITION features 294 guest rooms, suites and bungalows as well as a soaring penthouse; a restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and a gourmet marketplace with a variety of food and beverages for dining in or on the go; a Lobby bar with a direct view of the ocean-the only one in Miami Beach; a full floor entertainment area complete with a bowling alley, ice-skating rink and nightclub all with a state-of-the-art sound system as well as dramatic lighting and projection effects created by world-renowned lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe; two outdoor pools with outdoor bars, personal cabanas and lounge areas; an outdoor movie theatre; 70,000 square feet of beach front and an 1,800 square foot, 24-hour state-of-the-art high performance fitness center and spa.


In 2005, Ian Schrager sold Morgans Hotel Group, a company he founded, to develop Ian Schrager Company, which currently owns, develops, manages and brands hotels, residential and mixed use projects.  Since the company's foundation, Ian Schrager Company has transformed the fabled Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City and created two groundbreaking residential properties, 40 Bond and 50 Gramercy Park North. Schrager is currently developing several new hotel brands, in addition to a partnership with Marriott International on a new luxury lifestyle brand. Schrager's first brand, PUBLIC, is a new genre of hotel offering great value, great service and great style that will set a new industry standard. The first hotel, PUBLIC Chicago, debuted in October 2011 to critical acclaim. EDITION Hotels, Ian Schrager's partnership with Marriott International, combines the personal, intimate, individualized and unique lodging experience that Ian Schrager is known for with the global reach, operational expertise and scale of Marriott. There are currently EDITION hotels in London, Istanbul and Miami Beach, with plans for properties in New York City, Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, multiple cities in China, Bangkok, West Hollywood, Paris, and other cities around the world.

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