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In mid-February 2015, the award-winning South American Coya restaurant will open in Brickell Miami, marking the restaurant’s debut expansion in the United States. The flagship location in London has already become a mainstay in the city’s culinary and lifestyle scenes for the past two years, and recently received the coveted London Lifestyle Award for Restaurant of the Year 2014. Coya restaurant Miami is the third opening, as the brand unveiled its second global installment in Dubai in early December.

Coya’s expansive space evokes the rustic eccentricity of the Incan golden age with a balanced juxtaposition of metallic accents and earthy decor. The journey begins from the moment guests enter into the grand reception area. Guests will be delighted with a rustic yet colorful destination bar adored with trinkets, and traditional pisco “botija” jars filling the air with an authentic flair. The bar then leads to an impressive Members’ Lounge with bespoke furnishings and authentic Peruvian Art. The restaurant highlights the lively, bright culture of Peru through a series of elaborate murals done by native artists and an ornate collection of antiques collected throughout the region.

Inspired by the colors and flavors of the Incan Empire, Coya’s food program marries abundant ingredients native to Peru with modern, fresh approaches. The restaurant offers a selection of simple, high quality dishes, from its range of classic ceviche (diced raw seafood) and traditional tiraditos (sliced raw fish) to its heartier anticuchos (grilled skewers of fish, meat and vegetables) off the charcoal grill. Naturally healthy yet bursting with flavor, Coya’s dishes represent the evolution of Peruvian cuisine as it has been shaped by myriad cultures from Latin America, Asia and Europe.

In keeping with its mission to honor the many gems of Peruvian epicurean culture, Coya boasts a dedicated Pisco Bar which offers twenty varieties of expertly infused piscos, made in-house using a range of natural fruits, spices and herbs like blackcurrant, aji panca chili and cinnamon orange to name a few. In addition, guests can peruse Coya’s seasonally changing cocktail list, which continues to artfully explore pisco as well as regionally celebrated spirits like tequila, mezcal and rum.

For those looking for a more private ambiance, Coya is also equipped with a Members’ Only Lounge whose association allows access to sister locations in London and Dubai. The intimate space will host a range of events and entertainment every night of the week, including live music performances, art exhibitions and master chef classes.

The final element of Coya’s concept is the Coya Collective, an initiative aimed at showcasing artistic talent from around South America and beyond. More than a restaurant or bar, Coya is a creative space eager to lend its walls in an effort to promote its shared passion for art, music and the vibrancy of Latin American culture. With its ever-changing gallery of photography, sculpture, illustration and more, Coya welcomes guests to experience a different yet carefully curated ambiance with every turn of a corner.

Every night at Coya delivers a different experience, as guests can choose to dine and drink in the grand Dining Room, counter-side Ceviche Bar, or intimate Pisco Bar while also absorbing the curated cultural elements delivered by the Coya Collective.

Coya is a journey of the senses designed to take guests on a culinary adventure exploring the multi-dimensional flavors of Peru. From the food and drinks to the décor, Coya invites both local residents and visitors of Miami to join in its celebration of an ancient, vibrant culture and cuisine.

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