The duo behind Downtown favorite Lost Boy, Randy Alonso and Chris Hudnall, are expanding their footprint on the Miami hospitality scene with their latest project, Tropezón (512 Espanola Way), debuting on Espanola Way in the spring of 2021.
The space will be focused on Andalusian style gin and tapas, getting its inspiration from Spanish village bars. Gin will be the star of the cocktail menu, with plenty of house-infused gins offered to make different variations of the Spanish classic gin and tonic, alongside other updated classics like vermouth sangria and gin martinis with Spanish elements.
For the food menu, the team has brought on acclaimed Italian chef Roberto Loi — who has done stints at Per Se in New York, Le Moulin Bregeon in Loire Valley France, and Quelli dell’Acciughetta in Genoa — and even boasts a level three sommelier certification. Loi will be creating a modern take on a Spanish tapas menu with Arabic and Mediterranean influence like crispy octopus with whipped potato; ajo blanco soup with grapes, toasted bread, and pimento; roasted razor clams; and of course, dishes like jamon Iberico and tortilla will also be found.
Tropezón will have some Southwestern touches just like Lost Boy, with Alonso explaining that their inspiration for the space comes from “Spaghetti Westerns,” aka films that were shot in the 60s and 70s by Italian directors who filmed in areas of Spain that look like the American Southwest.
The space is set to debut in spring of 2021. More details to follow.