Hailing from France, Brand Essence owners Aymeric Clemente and Remi Laba teamed up in February 2008 to create a restaurant that is wholly French Mediterranean in atmosphere and cuisine. It is called Bagatelle. The ambiance is reminiscent of a bustling Parisian bistro, with classic decor and architecture paired with chic and bold artwork., lively music, and a relaxed yet sexy vibe, making you feel as if you”ve escaped to Europe if only for a day. Now, Bagatelle opens it’s branch at Miami Beach. Here is more information about Bagatelle Miami :
According to New Times :
“The 144-seat indoor/outdoor space features beige and white furnishings accented by pop art curated by Opera Gallery. A stone-top bar is touted as “ideal for the fashionable, beautiful, and leaders of industry,” but Laba says the restaurant is meant for everyone. “We are a restaurant first, and that means we focus on serving great South of France dishes in a fun-loving environment where the service is on point and doesn’t discriminate between the locals and the passing jet setters. We also make sure to be well priced and very welcoming at all times, and this is what I believe locals are looking for. They are seeking restaurants where they can build a relationship, come often, be recognized, have a great meal, a good time, and not leave with the feeling the check was too steep.” Matthieu Godard is the executive chef of the Miami branch of Bagatelle, and his resumé is impressive. The chef graduated from the food and beverage program at the Hotel School in Rouen in Northern France. He spent seven years working within Daniel Boulud’s organization, including a stint at the three-Michelin-starred Daniel. So it’s no surprise that Godard’s kitchen turns out pricey and decadent standards like black truffle pizza ($22); caviar (market price); a whole truffled, roasted chicken for two ($69); and a 24-ounce Chateaubriand for two ($145). ” written by Laine Doss.
According to Miami.com :
“Owners Aymeric Clemente and Remi Laba promise the place will “continue its reputation as the most exciting and liveliest culinary destination.” As for the menu, look for modern French cuisine at the hands of executive chef Matthieu Godard, formerly of db Bistro. His dishes include ahi tuna tartare with avocado chutney and Key lime-soy dressing; gnocchi with truffles and parmesan; and roasted chicken with truffles, potatoes and caramelized onions. There will also be crystal chandeliers, art, a stone bar and champagne. Lots of it. Bagatelle Miami is located at 2000 Collins Ave. and will be open daily for dinner.” written by Lesley Abravanel.
According to Urban Daddy :
“You’ve probably heard stories of what happens at Bagatelle. The tabletop dance-offs, the bottles of champagne being sprayed wantonly around the room, the sparklers, the waiter with a tablecloth cape delivering jeroboams while the Superman theme song plays—all before 3pm. And now you can experience that. Well, almost. Not the brunch part. That won’t happen for a couple of weeks. But if you want to fill up one of their massive booths with 17 of your closest friends along with some Petrossian caviar and whole roasted truffled chicken for dinner, you can do that today.”
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