A nourishing new addition to Miami’s edible landscape, Ariete is the vision of partners Michael Beltran — former Cypress Room sous chef — and Jason Odio — owner of popular Brickell watering hole, Sidebar. An indoor, outdoor experience on a lush, tree-lined avenue in Coconut Grove, Ariete offers innovative cuisine in a new-American-meets-New-World way. Featuring a Sunday supper-style, family-friendly feel, the menu features shareable entrees and snacks revolving around a wood fired grill. Options include the likes of Foie Gras and plantains & Venison Tartar. Ariete is open for dinner service as of January 2016 at 3540 Main Hwy. in Coconut Grove. Here is more information about Ariete :
According to Urban Daddy :
“It’s kind of hard to spot at first. But you’ll find it sidled up against the Taurus with a nice little courtyard out front. Inside, it looks and feels like a farmhouse kitchen, what with all that rustic wood and white tile and a soundtrack that occasionally includes hip-hop. Doesn’t matter. Just go with it. It’ll probably make a bit more sense once you realize that the owner of Sidebar and a chef from the Cypress Room are running things. You and your date could settle into a table near the wood-grill-equipped open kitchen. There, you’ll have grilled oysters doused in bone marrow butter, venison with potatoes and classic drinks like the Boulevardier.”
According to New Times :
“The property, Beltran says, is deceptively spacious, with a private dining room downstairs. The partners tapped designer Cy Davis to create the feel of a farmhouse kitchen with subway tiles and wood tones. A giant sledgehammer, displayed across from the kitchen, is the focal point of the restaurant and hammers home the meaning of the word “ariete,” which is Latin for “battering ram.” The decor is softened with flowers. That blend of soft and hard translates to the menu too. Beltran, along with sous-chefs Mathew Hockin and Anthony Galleno, will serve a changing menu of American classics that showcase the attention to quality with a touch of creativity. The chef explains, “I love very simple things. I love a good tomato and burrata salad — with a perfectly ready tomato, there’s nothing like it in the world. Then we’ll do things like my interpretation of foie gras, where we smoke plantains and sear the foie and finish it off with cocoa nibs. We want to have fun with food.” written by Laine Doss.
According to Eater :
“Coconut Grove’s culinary renaissance continues. The latest restaurant to the neighborhood is Ariete, which officially opened its doors over the weekend. Helmed by former Cypress Room and Tuyo sous chef Michael Beltran it serves a variety of “new-American, ingredient-driven” dishes in the former La Bottega space. On the menu expect house-made charcuterie boards, foie gras, local fish and plenty of meats prepared on the restaurant’s wood grill like pork chops and porterhouse steaks. Beltran says that the “idea isn’t to reinvent the wheel but to combine new American ideals” to the cuisine. To oversee the desserts Beltran tapped pastry chef and Hedy Goldsmith “protégé” Dallas Wynne who’s making items like sour orange doughnuts and pies for the restaurant.” written by Olee Fowler.
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