Cleo opens at South Beach

Cleo captures the vibrancy of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, where new yet familiar flavors are enhanced by worldly charm. The award- winning Chef Danny Elmaleh takes you on a culinary adventure, adapting his original Cleo menu with local South Beach ingredients. Enjoy delicious sharable plates, mezzes, flatbreads and hand crafted cocktails in a warm and intimate yet energetic atmosphere. Here is more information about Cleo :

 

According to Urban Daddy :

“The force is strong with this one. First, its LA counterpart has seduced the likes of Scarlett Johansson. Second, they’ve got a Vegas outpost. And you know what happens in Vegas. (Meze. Lots of meze.) You’ll find it where Lorenzo’s used to hold court. And it’s a warm, wood-ceilinged structure with an eclectic mix of ceramic plates and frames on the wall. Immediately to your right: the bar. Our suggestion: bring someone who’s really into Mediterranean, and start there. The Old Hollywood laced with whiskey and a housemade fig-and-almond syrup is a good bet. Eventually, you’ll make your way to one of the tufted-leather booths toward the back. There, you’ll sit down to an onslaught of tagines, flatbreads and meze. Stuff like hummus, brussels sprout hearts from a wood-burning oven and tongue kebabs.”

 

According to Eater :

“‘Miami, we’re looking into a lot more seafood, we’d like a much more seafood-driven menu. We want to use some of the local products such as grouper, which is really big in Miami, so we’re incorporating that into the menu. We’re putting things like the Cleo version of a ceviche in there. Miami has a lot of European clientele and a lot of South American clientele, so in terms of things that don’t necessarily work as well in L.A., work in Miami. For example, whole fish type presentations. We’re doing things like whole roasted fish from the wood oven.’ says chef Danny Elmaleh” written by Ana Heretoiu.

 

According to Press Release :

“Miami is known for its diversity, so it was only a matter of time that fusion favorite Cleo Restaurant would hit The Redbury South Beach. Officially opening its doors, November 14th, Chef Danny Elmaleh will serve Mediterranean cuisine with the adventurous twist that Cleo is synonymous for. He’ll also incorporate local ingredients for even fresher, more flavorful fare and an expanded menu. That means plenty of shareable plates with vegetables native to Miami, mezzes like market fish and shrimp kebabs, and lots of wood burning oven-fresh flatbreads. And for all of December, CODE members will receive a complimentary order of Cleo’s legendary Brussels sprouts.”

 

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