While the Miami food community mourned the closing of La Pollita— the popular Mexican food truck by culinary duo Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer — they can soon have the duo’s food at their new eatery, Boia De (5205 Northeast 2nd Avenue), which debuts next week.
This new restaurant will show off the chefs fine dining training, as they’ve worked in some of the country’s top kitchens including Scarpetta, Carbone, Animal, Son of a Gun, Eleven Madison Park, and The Nomad where they met.
The restaurant will focus on ingredient-driven dishes like baked clams with ‘njuda and lemon; crispy potato skins with burrata, caviar and hardboiled egg; pork collar steak with fennel pollen, cherries and mustard greens; grilled yellowtail snapper with crispy artichokes and Meyer lemon aioli; alongside desserts by local Frice Cream. To wash it all down with guests can expect both old and new world wines, Chilean varieties, beer, and a forthcoming full bar.
The small 24-set Buena Vista space was designed Paula Lemme and her interior firm By Lemme and features a homey, retro vibe with antique furniture pieces collected from their travels over the years, a custom Memphis shelving behind the bar, and even monkey wallpaper in the bathroom.
Boia De will open its doors June 27, and will be open for dinner six nights a week (closed Tuesdays) from 5:30-10:30 p.m. and until 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information call 305-967-8866 or book here.