Glass & Vine opening at Coconut Grove

Nestled amidst the lush, wild beauty of nature, Glass & Vine is a place where pretense falls away and guests can shake off the distractions and hubbub of everyday life. Lose yourself in an intimate secret garden by the sea. Partake of culinary creations featuring a bounty of locally-sourced ingredients and designed to be shared amongst groups. Experience a dazzling and diverse array of flavors and textures. Delight in the simple pleasure of good company and good food. Glass & Vine is led by Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli, a Chopped winner and one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30. Here is more information about Glass & Vine :

 

According to New Times :

“The restaurant is the first in what Grove Bay Hospitality Group calls its larger vision for Coconut Grove. In 2013, the group, helmed by Francesco Balli and Ignacio Garcia-Menocal, was awarded a 50-year lease with the City of Miami for a seven-acre property along Coconut Grove’s waterfront. That property included Grove Bay Marina and Scotty’s Landing. The project, called the Harbour, is still hotly contested by longtime Grovites, who see it as a threat to the Grove’s bohemian charm.  When completed, the project will include two upscale restaurants and a casual outdoor place with an outdoor entertainment area. There will also be an expansive and elevated indoor/outdoor event space overlooking the bay, a marina with 400 boat slips, a bay walk, retail shops, and a public minipark.” written by Laine Doss.

 

According to Hungry Post :

“Glass & Vine will offer a custom bar program, still being tweaked, designed by Rapicavoli himself. “A smart, delicious and progressive bar program was a must for the restaurant and we looked at a number of people to design it,” says Balli. “But as we talked with Giorgio we saw what passion he had for the mixology process. We know he has an amazing palate and a firm grasp on flavors and balance, so we thought it would be exciting to let him jump behind the bar as well. Complementing the food & beverage elements will be the restaurant’s simple yet sophisticated décor. True to its name, the restaurant will feature a luscious, vine-covered roof with ceiling windows, while grey and black steel accents will add an edgy feel to the open space. The restaurant’s outdoor and indoor areas are will seat a total of 200. The 24-seat bar will be the center of attention, surrounded by sliding accordion and garage-style glass walls adding a sense of fluidity to the space, allowing guests to enjoy views of the open kitchen and outdoors. The waterfront outdoor dining patio will feature crisp white quartz tabletops paired with white and orange chairs. Modern and rustic light fixtures, including pendant lights, will impart a sense of warmth to the indoor and outdoor areas with a soft, romantic glow.”

 

According to Real Deal :

“The space will include a waterfront, 2,320-square-foot outdoor patio with white quartz tabletops and orange chairs; a 24-seat bar with sliding accordion and garage-style glass walls; an open kitchen; a 600-square-foot open patio area; and a vine-covered roof. The indoor space will span 1,680 square feet. Rapicavoli will create the menu and cocktails for the restaurant, which sits on a 7-acre property. “No other restaurant is located in a park so I wanted to capture the atmosphere with vibrant, fresh dishes,” he said in a statement. The menu will feature small and family style dishes, including fried cauliflower with chickpeas, black sesame and dehydrated olives; local fish tartare with frozen leche de tigre; and grilled sweetbreads with celery root and celery chimichurri.”

 

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