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New Downtown Eatery Cvltvra Fuses Mediterranean and South American Flavors

With food from celebrity chef Sebastian La Rocca

Argentine cooking show host and chef, Sebastian La Rocca, has officially debuted his latest restaurant, Cvltvra (1100 Biscayne Boulevard), inside the ME Miami Hotel.

Melding Latin and Mediterranean flavors, the menu is offered in meze-style (i.e. small plates) that is meant for sharing. The nibbles section of the menu consists of plates featuring one or two ingredients like aged grana padano or crispy chicharron with habanero sweet chili, while the vegetales menu offers items like a half avocado topped with Russian salad and sea urchin. Heartier dishes from the seafood and carnitas section range from tuna tiardito, to chilled king crab legs, to pork milanesa and braised short ribs.

In addition to hosting his Costa Rican TV cooking program, Sabores, La Rocca has cooked alongside chef Jamie Oliver as executive chef at Barbecoa in London, at the Four Seasons Papagayo in Costa Rica, and at Club Europeo in Argentina. And in 2016, was invited to be a member of Argentina’s team committee for the Bocuse d’Or.

The restaurant is now open daily on Monday to Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday to Saturday until midnight, and Sunday to 10 p.m. Call 305-808-3507 for more information.

CVLTVRA

1100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 (305) 808-3507

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