The elegant restaurant & wine-bar approaching its 5th anniversary continues to delight
Since the spring of 2012, Villa Azur, its sister wine bar & boutique, La Cave D’Azur, has been serving up delectable Mediterranean cuisine in an invitingand sensuous atmosphere seldom found in South Beach.
Located at 309 23rd Avenue, just off Collins Avenue on Miami Beach, Villa Azur features a stunning 6,000 square foot dining room reminiscent of French and Italian Rivieras. Perfect for Miami Beach, the dining room is complemented by an outdoor garden oasis that features dining tables for large groups and romantic corners with tufted white couches offering a charming dining experience surrounded by the comfort of natural lush foliage.
The romantic decor features an interesting contrast of vintage and new by mixing antique woods and chandeliers with contemporary furniture, creating that je-ne-sais-quoi feeling that makes a restaurant so unforgettable.
ExecutiveChef Erwin Mallet’s inspired South of France menu complimented with Italian accents stems from the freshest ingredients and flavors combined with an international and contemporary twist from South Beach. Along with a resident in-house sommelier, Villa Azur’s menu creates the perfect blend of flavors bound to please every gourmand’s palate.
Casual yet exclusive, Villa Azur’s revamped menu includes a variety of small dishes and appetizing to share or notstartersof Salmon Briochewith natural salmon and smoked tartarecucumber, radish mayonnaise, lime and fried buns ($15), Red Bell Pepper & Ricotta grilled and served with basil dressing and eggplant caviar ($12), Roasted Date with manchego cheese, Bayonne prosciutto, Manchego cream and honey ($14), Tuna Carpaccio with grade A tuna, garbanzo beans, orange dressing and micro arugula ($17), Artichoke Croquettes with baby artichokes, feta cheese, lemon and tomato dressing ($15), Seafood Salad with little neck clams, mussel, fava beens puree, extra virgin olive oil, garlic flower and chorizo Iberico ($17), Pata Negra 2oz with Iberico Pata Negra 5 jotas, garlic bread and crushed tomato and basil ($32), and savory entrees including Lobster Spaghetti with Gragnano spaghetti, half lobster and jumbo green asparagus lobster bisque ($32), Artichokes Gnocchi homemade with potato gnocchi, crispy artichokes, garlic chips and parsley ($28), featuring a whole roasted snapper seasoned with lemon, thyme, crispy parsley and roasted tomatoes ($38), Jumbo Prawn pan seared and served with tomato persillade and grilled vegetables ($25), Scallops pan seared served with chorizo crust, sautéed zucchini and mussels ($41), Roasted Chicken with fingerling potatoes, thyme, rosemary, garlic and chicken sauce ($26), Colorado Lamb Chop with apricot sauce, mashed French peas and mint, and almonds ($30), 10 Hours Shorts Ribs slowly cooked with Coca Cola sauce and parsnip cream, served with sweet mashed potato ($29), and Iberico Pork Slider with crispy basil, homemade brioche, tomato and sweet potato fries ($28).
Approaching 5 years in establishment, Villa Azur’s success is a culmination of a unique and experienced partnership between friends to deliver a winning formula for a superior culinary destination with stylish environment, a celebrated beverage program, attentive service and an inviting and infectious atmosphere expected from a neighborhood South Beach Hotspot. Villa Azur is open for dinner 7 days a week from 6.30pm until late. To make reservations, call (305) 763 8688. Weekly programming includes For Her on Monday nights, where ladies receive 50% off all food and drinks starting at 6:30 PM, Thursday Nights Dinner Party, guests enjoy live entertainment on Fridays with a band setting the soundtrack of the evening and Saturdays feature a lively and buzzy ambiance with live performers.La Cave d’Azur, wine bar & boutique is open for lunch, tapas, wine tasting & drinks from 11am to 8pm from Monday to Friday.
About Villa Azur
Villa Azur is a Mediterranean restaurant featuring a stunning 6,000 square foot dining room and outdoor terrace reminiscent of French and Italian Rivieras. Helmed by ExecutiveChef Erwin Mallet,Villa Azur’s menu offers a variety of small dishes, appetizing starters and beautifully plated dishes with Italian accents and flavors combined with an international and contemporary twist from South Beach. The combination of décor, cuisine and ambiance makes for the perfect elevated yet lively dining experience. Located in 309 23rd Avenue, just off Collins Avenue on Miami Beach, the restaurant is open Sunday through Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 11 pm and Thursday through Saturday from 6:30 pm to 2 am. For reservations, please call (305) 763-8688 or visit opentable.com.
Information provided by Heidi Malaret, Account Executive, TARA, Ink.