While the majority of the buzz at the Four Seasons Hotel at the Surf Club’s (9011 Collins Avenue) new restaurant offerings is around Thomas Keller’s upcoming 2018 project, there is another opening worthy of note. Late last month, the legendary Positano hotel, which houses Michelin-starred La Sponda restaurant, set up a restaurant and champagne bar inside the storied hotel and club – its first location outside of its Amalfi Coast base.
Called Le Sirenuse Restaurant & Champagne Bar, it takes over the space once occupied by the Surf Club’s ballroom and gallery room called “Peacock Alley.” The 1930s clubhouse was restored to feature eclectic Mediterranean-revival designs, green and mahogany decor, a magnolia covered patio complete with ample of ocean views.
The restaurant features breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with Italian touches by chef de cuisine Antonio Mermolia. For breakfast think dishes like eggs benedict with focaccia and parma prosciutto or Italian pancakes. For lunch and dinner classics like caprese salad, pastas made with items like clams or Genovese beef sauce, lamb chops, grilled fish and more fill the menu.
The al fresco champagne bar overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and showcases an extensive cocktail menu focused on the bubbly stuff and Italian apertifs. Keeping with the Italian theme, the drinks are served in Venetian glasses hand-made by Carlo Moretti. Bar bites are also available with dishes like bruschetta, eggplant parmigiana, shrimp canapes and plenty of desserts.
The restaurant is now open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. for breakfast, noon to 3 p.m. for lunch and 7 to 11 p.m. for dinner. The champagne bar is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. Call 786-482-2280 for more information.