This weekend the king and queen of Miami — aka Gloria and Emilio Estefan — debut their latest South Florida restaurant, the aptly named Estefan Kitchen.
Housed inside the Design District’s Palm Court, it features a menu of high-end Cuban cuisine, which are spruced up versions of Estefan family recipes created by the restaurant’s executive chef Odell Torres. On the menu think dishes lik lechón-topped flatbread, crispy moros, vaca frita, braised short ribs and paella.
The space plays homage to 1950s Cuba showcasing monochromatic black and white decor, mosaic murals, art deco-inspired columns and a 34-seat bar covered in an oyster shell mosaic that also extends outdoors. Adjacent to the restaurant features an express café that offers traditional Cuban grab-and-go items, plus cafecitos, fresh juices and shakes.
Estefan Kitchen will officially open to the public on Saturday, March 4, at 140 NE 39 Street, serving lunch and dinner daily starting at 11:30 a.m. with the express cafe opening at 9 a.m. Call 786-843-3880 for more info.
— All photos by Felipe Cuevas