Emilio and Gloria Estefan bring a new concept for sophisticated Cuban cuisine and live music to the Miami Design District’s Palm Court.
Emilio and Gloria Estefan announced they will debut their new fine dining concept, Estefan Kitchen, in the Miami Design District. Inspired by family recipes, Estefan Kitchen brings a refined take on Cuban cuisine to one of Miami’s most vibrant shopping and lifestyle destinations.
“We are honored to be the first Cuban restaurant opening in Miami's Design District and to bring our culinary heritage to this world-class shopping, arts and entertainment destination,” said Emilio Estefan. “Estefan Kitchen will feature traditional, family recipes presented in a new, healthy way that will appeal to both locals and our international guests. Gloria and I are so proud of Craig having personally witnessed his vision become a reality. We are honored that he invited us to be a part of this growing community to create an exciting new gathering place in one of Miami’s most inspiring neighborhood.”
Miami Design District’s visionary entrepreneur Craig Robins invited the Estefans to be part of the creative neighborhood and shopping destination dedicated to innovative fashion, design, art and architecture.
“The Estefans were really the first to bring high-quality, authentic Cuban dining to South Beach,” said Robins. “We are proud to welcome them to the growing list of world-class artists, designers and brands creating amazing experiences in the Miami Design District.” Estefan Kitchen is slated to open later this year in the Miami Design District’s Palm Court. In addition to its elegant dining room, the open-air bar and café will provide an ideal setting for cocktails and an entirely fresh take on refined Cuban cuisine. The restaurant will be open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Setting out to prove there’s always room for the tastes of home, Estefan Kitchen’s award-winning Executive Chef Odell Torres has drawn from traditional favorites to create a menu that pairs Cuban flavors with the glamour and vitality of the Miami Design District. Building on their track record for improving neighborhoods by bringing creative people together, Robins and the Estefans plan to surround Chef Torres’ inspired cuisine with a diverse range of music. Estefan Kitchen will serve as curator of live music in the district. “Music and food are inseparable in our culture,” said Gloria Estefan. “There’s no better way to pay homage to our heritage than to pair quality food with the best of Miami’s music talent.”
In addition to celebrating Cuban heritage, Estefan Kitchen in the Miami Design District Palm Court crowns 27 years of success in the hospitality industry for the Estefans. The new upscale concept joins their portfolio of celebrated restaurants in, Miami Beach, Hollywood, Orlando and Vero Beach.
Emilio and Gloria Estefan’s restaurant group that includes Larios on the Beach, Bongos Cuban Café and the new Estefan Kitchen Express MIA.
After achieving success with their music, Emilio and Gloria had an opportunity to open their first Cuban restaurant on Miami Beach in 1992. They felt it was a great extension of what they had already accomplished through their music, which was to showcase their culture to the world. It is another way to show their fans who they are – not just through their music, but through their culinary heritage.
Their restaurants bring these two worlds together. When you walk into any one of their restaurants, you’re surrounded by Cuban music while you eat. So it’s food and music, two of the best things in life. Estefan Kitchen allows people from all over the world to discover Cuban food, and learn more about our culture and heritage.
Enjoy! Buen Provecho!
Since opening in 1992, Gloria and Emilio Estefan's award-winning restaurant, Larios on the Beach has been known as Miami Beach's go-to destination for authentic, award-winning Cuban cuisine, celebrated mojitos and a stunning view of South Beach's Ocean Drive. Larios on the Beach is the open dining design that encompasses an outdoor café and a lounge area. At the bar, guests can nosh on scrumptious bar bites and enjoy a unique selection of refreshing beverage.
Bongos Cuban Café draws its inspiration from classic Cuban supper clubs. Opened in 2010, Located at Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. The multi-level restaurant, lounge and bar includes a rooftop lounge and 2 outdoor patios. The magnificent rooftop lounge adorned with private cabanas and plush lounge seating where guests can dance and enjoy libations under the stars.
This ground-breaking restaurant, opened in 1997 in Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. The building’s Old Havana architecture is dominated by a massive pineapple, which has become the symbol for Bongos Cuban Café. The interior of this family restaurant features wall-to-wall mosaics of iconic Cuban images, authentic cuisine and offers exciting live music and entertainment.
New to the Miami International Airport Marketplace, Gate D 27. Estefan Kitchen Express, a rum bar serving light foods. Estefan Kitchen Express will allow travelers to enjoy top quality Cuban food on the go. Stop by for a mojito or your cafecito fix and take home a Cuban Party Box.
"Serving up contemporary and classic dishes, Larios is the perfect spot for Cuban comfort cuisine,”Lee Brian Schrager, the legendary Miami-based impresario
"... if you want to splurge, and eat a great meal right on Ocean Drive, Larios is a good choice...."Ily Goyanes Miami New Times
"Experience our tried and true Cuban Cuisine, tastes like it's right out of abuelita's kitchen and indulge your taste buds with our new surprising culinary sensations"Gloria Estefan
“With a large selection of food, fast service, and salsa music booming over the Spanish / English conversations lingering nearby, it’s a great place for vacationers or the native south Floridians who find entertainment in the spectrum of Miami’s culture.”South Beach Magazine