It is very rare that you can go to a restaurant and every single thing on the menu is literally to die for. As we drove through a residential neighborhood to the District Miami, what we saw was delightful and unexpected. We were first impressed by ceiling which was hand-painted by renowned local artist Juan Rozas. Westchester Style couches sit beneath whimsical frescos that complement the lofty architecture.

Cobia: Watermelon-citrus sauce, cucumber, basil, red onions and Jalapeno Peppers.

Who knew that this place would become of my favorite new restaurants in the world?  Now that means a lot…as a publisher and photographer, I have have tasted entire menus of over 500 restaurants!

Duck Salad: Confit shredded duck legs, frisee lettuce, winter squash, pomegranate seeds, macadamia, apricot lavender vinaigrette.

The District Miami fuses the best Pan-American flavors for a Cultural Taste of the Americas. The original concept was brought to life by Managing partner Alexander Ringleb who is known for bringing such restaurants as Casa Tua and DeVito’s in Miami, Balthazar & Pastis in New York and Wolfgang’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills.

Seared Scallops – Lobster and crawfish bisque, yellow corn, pea shoot sprouts, brioche croutons.

The menu is enormous with ceviches, crudos, tacos, small bites, fresh vegetables, chicken, lamb, pork, steak….you name it, they have it!  Add the killer selection of wines, champagne, cocktails and limited edition beers and you have yourself a winning menu for any foodie.

“The District Miami will be more than just a new restaurant in the ever-changing Miami culinary scene,” said Alexander Ringleb, Managing Partner, “I wanted to create the perfect combination of a warm and inviting atmosphere with enticing cuisine. With its Pan-American fusion, The District Miami will embody what Miami is today, a true blend of cultures.”

Partner and Executive Chef Horacio Rivadero, Food and Wine Magazine’s 2012 Best New Chef for the Gulf Region, created The District Miami’s menu. He combined the best Pan-American flavors with fresh, local ingredients, to embody the true essence of a blend of cultures.

“I am very excited to be a part of The District Miami,” says the Chef Horacio. “My dishes will reveal a cultural taste of North, South, Central America and the Caribbean, all prepared with local produce from each area, bringing to light the best of each region. I want to give back to the community and showcase the best of what Pan-America has to offer.”

We came to the restaurant on a Monday evening at 7 pm (quite early for Miami standards) to an empty place, but the crowd started becoming bustling around 8 pm. Don’t worry, we weren’t distracted by the crowd, the food was our main focus. It isn’t surprising that the District Miami is a popular hotspot for Brunch…and yes, we will definitely be back.

Visit the District Miami.

 

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