CHEF CARMELLINI’S ROOTS-INSPIRED AMERICAN RESTAURANT DEBUTS ON MIAMI BEACH
The Dutch Set to Open November 14, 2011 at W South Beach Hotel & Residences
(MIAMI BEACH – Nov. 8, 2011) – New York restaurateurs Chef Andrew Carmellini, Josh Pickard and Luke Ostrom will bring their wildly popular American restaurant, The Dutch, to W South Beach Hotel & Residences in partnership with Miami impresarios Karim Masri and Nicola Siervo. The restaurant will open to the public on Monday, November 14, 2011 with a roots-inspired menu for Miami Beach. Reservations are now being accepted for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
“Miami is like a second home to me,” says Carmellini, whose childhood visits to his grandparents’ home in Little River inspired much of the menu. “We originally created The Dutch in SoHo as a place for New Yorkers to hangout and have a good time. The aim here is to do the same for Miami Beach.”
The Supper menu at The Dutch will feature fresh fish and shellfish, choice meats and the best local produce available. Dishes are influenced by a range of flavors from the Caribbean to Morocco, the Gulf Coast to the West Coast and Cuba to Italy. Carmellini also draws from a lifetime of family road trips taken from his home in Cleveland to Miami, where his grandfather ran The Surf Club back in the day. The first of its kind on Miami Beach, the oyster bar will offer an array of seafood including East Coast and West Coast oysters ($3 ea.); stone crabs (MP) and spicy coconut lobster cocktail ($18). Seafood lovers can feast on two towering shellfish platters – The Biscayne Platter or The Collins Platter.
Get the night started with a selection of Snacks ($5-$9) like little oyster sandwiches – cornmeal-dusted and fried oysters served on slider-size sesame brioche buns with pickled okra sauce and Asian white boy ribs, Carmellini’s riff on the late-night Chinese takeout dish – succulent St. Louis ribs with a hoisin-black bean glaze. Abundant appetizers ($13-$17) feature salads such as roasted beets with grapefruit, pistachio and local goat cheese and Florida avocado with hearts of palm, orange and smoked pepper. Blue crab pizza with tomato and jalapeño will emerge from the fiery oven on display in the dining room.
Entrees (from $18) pay homage to the local cafes, corner taverns, neighborhood bistros, seaside shacks, roadside joints and all the cultural riches of Miami. A diverse mix of entrees includes a nod to the Italian roots straight away with trofie in pesto with sweet peppers and pine nuts. There is also steamed yellowtail snapper in a Southeast Asian style ginger broth with peppers and mussels; spice-glazed pork chop with roasted apple and mustard greens. Prime meats, served with a slick salad of Swank Farms lettuces, include a 28 ounce veal porterhouse with gremolata; an 18 ounce dry-aged bone-in New York strip and the 40 ounce dry-aged beef ribeye for two. Side dishes include patatas bravas; root spinach with shallots and chili; and roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and breadcrumbs.
Under pastry chef Josh Gripper, a friend and Café Boulud alum from Carmellini’s tenure there, the dessert menu ($8-$10) will feature a buttermilk panna cotta with caramelized citrus, soulful dulce de leche donuts, and the rotating selection of seasonal pies that made New York swoon.
Beverage Director Joshua Nadel has assembled a wine list that is wide-ranging in price and provenance to complement Carmellini’s multifaceted menu. Specialty and classic cocktails are crafted with Nadel’s collection of both familiar and surprising spirits, which are dominated by an extensive American whisky list.
Designed for Miami by Meyer Davis Studio (Locanda Verde) to feel airy and fresh, the high-ceilinged 170-seat indoor-outdoor restaurant and bar is where NYC meets Miami Beach. Reflecting Carmellini’s roots-inspired American cuisine, every material reflects honesty; from the natural light oak floors to the white brick walls, zinc bar top, greyed driftwood beams, framed photographs of old Florida and other accents, all lighten and color the space with cultural references. Modern zinc pendant lamps and textured glass fixtures provide a subdued sense of see-and-be-seen. An original marble counter at the center of the restaurant is now The Dutch’s oyster bar. Outdoor seating on the terrace faces the Grove and beyond, and a private dining room is set aside for intimate gatherings of 14.
Who’s Who at The Dutch?
The Dutch is brought to you by some of the best in the business. Andrew Carmellini first made a name for himself as Daniel Boulud’s chef de cuisine at Café Boulud. Following James Beard Foundation awards and a spot on Food & Wine’s Best New Chef roster, he opened an upscale Italian restaurant in Madison Square Park with his partner and fellow restaurateur Luke Ostrom. They were awarded three stars from the New York Times, and one from the Michelin Guide. In another part of town, Josh Pickard established a portfolio of critically acclaimed restaurants and live music venues including Time Cafe & Fez, Lever House, Joe’s Pub, Lure Fishbar, and more. In 2009, the trio pooled their collective experience, partnered with Robert DeNiro and opened Locanda Verde in his TriBeCa Hotel, The Greenwich. Their second restaurant, The Dutch opened in April 2011 in SoHo and has been a Manhattan hotspot from inception.
Miami-based Karim Masri and Nicola Siervo develop and operate contemporary hospitality concepts that transform restaurant, nightlife and hotel food and beverage facilities into thriving, high-profile destinations. Innovators in Miami’s hospitality industry for over 18 years, Masri and Siervo also own and operate Wall, W South Beach’s premiere nightlife destination, Wet, Living Room Bar and other award-winning establishments such as Quattro Gastronomia Italiana and Sosta Pizzeria on Lincoln Road.
The Dutch will be located inside W South Beach Hotel & Residences, 2201 Collins Avenue, in Miami Beach, Florida, 33139. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner served daily. Reservations are now being accepted. Please call (305) 938-3111 or visit www.thedutchmiami.com