One of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the season, The Dutch at the W South Beach Hotel and Residences, is taking form for its November opening. This past week, Chef Andrew Carmellini visited local farms and purveyors, culling ingredients for his roots-inspired American menu.
Likely to be found in the kitchen of The Dutch: fresh heirloom green tomatoes, arugula and fairytale eggplant from Teena’s Pride; Florida avocados and local honey from Paradise Farms and feta and goat cheese from local cheesemaker Hani Khouri.
For the Miami Beach menu, which will feature fresh fish, shellfish, choice meats and lots of honesty, Carmellini will incorporate these local ingredients into dishes such as Roasted Beets with Grapefruit, Pistachio and Hani’s feta; Fried Green Tomatoes with Ruby Red Shrimp and Pepper Sauce, and Grilled Yellowtail Snapper with Baby Eggplant and Mushroom-Ginger Broth. Of course, favorites from the NYC restaurant will make their way down south including the famed Hot Fried Chicken (lunch only), a wide array of seafood platters from the beach’s only authentic oyster bar, and of course, pies.
See photos from Carmellini’s visit to the farms and stay up to date on progress of The Dutch opening on Miami Beach at www.andrewcarmellini.com
The Dutch will be located in the W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue at 22nd Street. Telephone: (305) 938-3111. www.thedutchmiami.com