Made in Italy: Fashion, Food and Design
Dining on South Beach just gets better and better … the Cavalli Club Restaurant and Lounge is a harmony of luxury and creativity blended for a soul of fashion design and irresistible cuisine. “The pleasure of listening to enjoyable music, accompanied by great food and good company in an elegant and sophisticated setting … this is the philosophy of the Cavalli Restaurant and Lounge,” said Roberto Cavalli. “I wanted to communicate all my passion for beauty and sensuality combining them in a hospitality project in Miami.”
At Cavalli Miami, the three excellences of “Made in Italy” come together … fashion, food and design. Upon entering we were transformed into an intimate dining room where luxury and innovation are merged in the décor and details to create a unique ambience in pure Cavalli style. We felt as if Roberto Cavalli was welcoming us himself.
The menu offers a selection of delectable recipes, accompanied by a sophisticated and an impeccable service, personalized for every occasion. Showcasing an incredible selection of traditional Italian recipes infused with Tuscan influences, as well as innovative new style dishes … we couldn’t wait to indulge. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste the Tenuta Degli Dei red wine produced in the Tuscan winery owned by the Cavalli family. The modern lounge embodies the glamorous persona of the designer, hosting exclusive and fashionable parties and events where guests can sip on Roberto Cavalli Vodka-based cocktails.
Executive Chef Stefano Mazzi selects the freshest ingredients to enhance the typical Italian flavors with Tuscan influences and a touch of innovative gourmet. The elegant mise en place does the rest, the refined details and rich printed fabrics turning every meal into an opulence that appeals to all five senses. For Chef Mazzi, born and raised in Tuscany, cooking has always meant more than ingredients, preparation and results. This talented chef pays homage to his familial and cultural roots in each and every dish he creates. “Wherever you’re from you love the food you grew up eating,” he said. “The taste and aroma of each dish passed down through your family creates a memory and joy unlike anything else.”
Our Italian adventure began with a surprise from Chef Mazzi: seared scallops along with Tuscan Chianina Beef Tartare with a quail egg, light mustard and truffle salt, so we were off to a great start. Fresh Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare with ginger and micro bio greens was delicious and the thinly sliced Mediterranean Octopus Carpaccio with pantelleria capers and taggiasche olives was irresistible. Don’t miss the beautifully arranged Calvisiou Caviar Oscietra Royal Sturgeon served with traditional garnishments.
House made pastas are a must and the Risotto Portofino with light curry and grilled prawns was delicate while the Spaghetti Amalfi Coast Roberto Cavalli’s recipe with Mediterranean Frutti Di Mare burst with flavor. Gnocchi, soft as pillows, with creamy gorgonzola cheese and wild mushrooms, was simply perfect as was the Agnolotti Cavalli Style with brown butter and sage sauce, garnished with Piedmont hazelnuts.
Herb Crusted Chilean Sea Bass with artichokes and cherry tomatoes tossed with vinaigrette melted in our mouths while the succulent Maine Lobster Alla Brace stuffed with Blue Crab and clarified organic butter took us to a new level of flavor. Cooked to perfection was the Pan Roasted Tender Filet of Colorado Lamb with fresh organic mint as well as the Authentic Roasted Valdostana Veal Chop with prosciutto crud di Parma, Fontina cheese and white wine rosemary sauce.
Our sweet ending included cappuccino and espresso along with decadent Italian Tiramisu, an assortment of creamy gelato and Italian doughnuts stuffed with Nutella … unbelievable!