Thursday, April 5, 2012

Miami, Florida - Juvia

Juvia (named after the Brazilian nut tree) is the beautiful new 10,000 square foot indoor/outdoor restaurant and lounge located on the penthouse level of the 1111 Lincoln Road, adjacent to the architecturally-stunning Herzog & de Meuron building on South Beach. Recently opened on Valentine's Day, Juvia is owned and operated by celebrated restaurateurs Jonas and Alexandra Millan of Bonito restaurant in St. Barth's.
Baby iceberg, cripsy pancetta, figs, creamy gorgonzola salad

Hamachi Espuma: yuzu kosho espuma, micro cilantro
Tuna Poke: sesame chili, hijiki, red onion, scallions

Juvia’s menu, which is constantly changing, is described as a marriage of the regional cuisines of Asia prepared with classic French techniques and the vibrant flavors and ingredients of South America and Florida. Standout dishes include ceviches, tiraditos, fresh seafood and prime meats, served tapas-style.

Aji Panka Lamp Chops: quinoa couscous, bok choy, shimeji mushrooms

Milk Fed Pork Confit: shitake, sour cabbage, honey ginger glaze

Market mushrooms

Cheesy mashed potatoes

Chocolate Candy Bar: brownie, peanut croquant, coconut lime ice cream

Deconstructed Key Lime Pie: shortbread crumble, meringue fingers
The dining room features an open kitchen, a neutral decor with natural wood flooring and ceiling, accented with pops of bright plummy purple seat cushions and linens, and a show-stopping backlit amethyst bar top. Their penthouse location on the ninth floor (accessed by a private elevator on the street level) provides spectacular views of upper Miami Beach and Biscayne Bay, and attracts a sophisticated, classy, international crowd.

The fabulous views and the outdoor dining space:

The space features a vertical garden, designed by internationally acclaimed botanist Patrick Blanc, which invokes the lushness of the Amazon rainforest:

The bar is made out of a huge slab of back-lit amethyst: incredible!!
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    1. I always enjoy receiving e-mails with updates on your travels and restaurants. Your photos are always fabulous. What kind of camera do you use?

    2. Thanks Dale! Surprisingly I use a Sony Cyber Shot 7.2 mega pixels digital camera I bought well over 5 years ago. It sure does an amazing job.