A touch of Israel: Miami has its fair share of posh steakhouses and red sauce restaurants, but Israeli cuisine? Not so much until two nice Jewish boys come to the rescue with Abbalé Telavivian Kitchen. The exotic name sums it up: the Hebrew word for “papa”, both seasoned restaurateurs (Pura Vida, My Ceviche, Zuuk), and their affinity for the flavors of Tel Aviv.
“We are carving out a niche that hardly exists in the United States,” said Chief Sam Gorenstein, noting the similarities between Miami Beach and Tel Aviv. “Both are Art Deco melting pots on beaches that are summery year round.”
Since opening in a quirky cottage in Old Florida near Joe’s Stone Crab, they’ve been holding dinner until the summer slows down. Gorenstein said meals start in a family style with a stack of salads for the table. Guests enjoy classic baba ghanoush, labneh and onion tahini as well as pickled and roasted vegetables with their homemade flatbread. He’s keeping the appetizer section small and cramped, chopping rosemary from his garden for the lamb chop chermoula marinade and roasting the daily catch over the fire – his favorite fisherman dropped a 44-pound black grouper this morning. -the. Every now and then, ingredients of Gorenstein’s Syrian heritage hatch. Shakshuka spice smoked Aleppo pepper and rose water perfume its star cookies.
“My mom made a killer baklava. This is his recipe. “
864 trade route; 305-902-3477
HI-ART: Most people only see (or want) the glamor side of Miami, but Hialeah is where the sausage is made. Located north of Miami International Airport and best known for its racetrack, the separate city is teeming with business activity in miles of warehouses and barred bungalows. Cuban artists Rafael Domenech and Ernesto Oroza celebrate their surly spirit of immigrant makers in “Hialeah Eléctrica – Metavector”, which can be seen on bass until October 10.
“Hialeah is a living process that is constantly changing and metabolizing space in Miami, and it needs to be brought to the forefront of the conversation,” said Domenech, who essentially set up a space in the museum.
Their site specific installation of wood, drywall, vinyl and paint reflects common building and branding materials found throughout Hialeah. Its colorful lanterns and interactive sculptures with cutouts initially attract moths, but the works explode with layers of meaning at close range. Part of the title of the exhibition refers to the “Electric Labyrinth” by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, an installation that was thwarted by student protests in the 14th century. Milan Triennial in 1968; he also designed the renovation and expansion of the bass, another motif that feeds into this evolving study of the collaborative process. “We don’t think about hierarchies, good or bad, success or failure. We think in terms of process, ”said Domenech.
2100 Collins Avenue; 305-673-7530
LANDING AT BREAKERS: The Breakers Palm Beach never sleeps. When the resort noticed that Shan was surpassing sales at its signature boutique Absolutely Suit – and beating out 23 other brands including Eres, Karla Colletto, and Melissa Odabash – it gave the Canadian collection for men and women its own prime spot on Via Flagler. by The Breakers. The new off-site mixed-use development on Royal Poinciana Way is also home to Henry’s Bistro and Coffee Shop on Main Street, as well as a lifestyle store for Tory Burch teapots and coconut iced donuts among residences in several million dollars.
“We approached Shan with the opportunity to have an independent storefront owned and operated by us, the prototype of our retail partnerships,” said John Zoller, senior vice president of retail operations at Breakers.
After stores in the Hamptons and Miami Beach, Palm Beach is Shan’s largest store in the United States. Shan partner and executive vice president Jean-François Sigouin said international awareness and brand awareness in the market played a role in the decision and products will be selected accordingly.
227 Route Royale Poinciana; 561-659-8570
ALONG THE GARDEN PATH: Raymond Jungles-designed Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, a three-acre tropical oasis called the Miami Beach Backyard, extends its self-guided smartphone tour to the newly renovated Collins Canal Walkway. Discover the history of the island through 12 resorts whose descriptions have been recorded in five languages.
2000 Convention Center Drive; 305-673-7256
BASQUE ON THE BEACH: A good extended lunch in Leku feels like a vacation in Europe, a feeling many of us enjoy these days. The jamón Ibérico Cinco Jotas in the area tells us that we are in Spain, more precisely in the Basque Country. The owners of Basque Catering and the co-founder of the Pubbelly empire are part of the crew who invented this gastronomic bubble in the booming district of Allapattah.
Basque chef Mikel Goikolea’s standards such as Galician octopus with smoked paprika mingle with current creations (scallop tartare with sea urchins and tobiko caviar) on the daily menu. Its Michelin-starred formation shows croquettes filled with this expensive ham.
“People say we don’t just have the best croquetas in Miami, we have some of the best in Spain,” said one manager.
1100 NW 23rd Street; 786-464-0615
PRIVATE TIME: If Miami’s new glitz and tech brothers want to hit the beach without looking at hotel guests and apartment dwellers, they have to join the Bath Club. The Jazz Age Review is the only beach club in town for members only. A sign of a transformed pandemic in Miami, family memberships are nearly sold out and couples and singles are on a waiting list.
“Privacy has become one of the greatest luxuries,” said owner Don Peebles, who spent $ 8 million on the historic and friendly club interiors with a veranda, which has previously been served for familiar dishes on vintage china, and the cafeteria. than expected in the fall invested.
Between tables and lounge chairs, members have a myriad of options: swim in the pool, play clay tennis, meditate, listen to live music and learn to cook.
“The luxury revival means having a club that looks like your own property and has to be authentic,” said Peebles, who knows these folks have everything, maybe except a beach.
5937 Collins Avenue; 305-867-5938