Almost a year to the day that Michael Mina 74 – Chef Michael Mina’s high-energy, modern bistro concept – premiered at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, the James Beard award-winning chef is preparing to unveil his second restaurant at the iconic hotel. The Miami Beach outpost of his extremely successful, award-winning Las Vegas restaurant, STRIPSTEAK – an innovative and contemporary steakhouse concept – is slated to open November 2014. STRIPSTEAK will offer a dynamic dining and bar scene perfectly in sync with Fontainebleau’s reputation as the preeminent destination for sophisticated cuisine and contemporary cocktails. The two-story, indoor-outdoor venue, will be sexy, fun, elegant and engaging – a perfect complement to the hotel’s stellar collection of signature restaurants, which includes Scarpetta, Hakkasan and Michael Mina 74.
Located off the historic chateau lobby in the heart of the hotel, STRIPSTEAK will very much be a steakhouse for today’s adventurous diner – offering a la carte cuts of steak (many of them from the hotel’s on-site aging room and butcher shop) as well as signature specials that go far beyond traditional steakhouse fare. Executed by chef de cuisine Derrick Roberts, the vast menu runs the gamut, overflowing with options. Standout Appetizers will include peekytoe crab cake with fresh chile, cilantro, and avocado; “instant bacon” – pork belly, tempura oyster and jicama; and ricotta cavatelli with duck confit, black trumpet mushrooms and butternut squash. No steakhouse experience would be complete without a killer raw bar; STRIPSTEAK’s will include selections sourced locally through BleauFish – the hotels innovative ocean-to-table live catch program. At the helm in the kitchen will be seasoned steakhouse chef, Derrick Roberts, a resort alumnus (Gotham Steak, FB Steakhouse) and graduate of The French Culinary Institute. Prior to joining the culinary team at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Roberts worked at New York’s legendary Tribeca Grill, The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas, Hawaii’s Hualalai Resort and Marriott Marquis Times Square.
“I’m thrilled to continue what’s been a wonderful partnership with Fontainebleau Miami Beach,” said Mina. “STRIPSTEAK Miami will perfectly align with the hotel’s luxury and glamour by offering a world-class steakhouse experience in an alluring setting that melds the past, present and future of dining.”
From the restaurant’s impressive open kitchen, located on the lower level, will come a parade of delectable entrées as well as a bounty of meats and fish from the wood-burning grill. A surefire bestseller will be the American vs. Australian wagyu mainplate – two beautiful portions of wagyu served with parsnip puree, granny smith apple and fresh horseradish, perfectly paired with a signature side item, such as spinach soufflé with Parmesan cream or mushroom tempura with salted plum.
Additional items of interest: Berkshire pork – tender belly, wood-fired chop, turnips; a 50 oz. Australian tomahawk; an A5 striploin and A4 rib eye, both from the Miyazaki prefecture (region) of Japan, served in 5 oz. portions (MP). In every aspect, from its décor, cuisine, service and ambiance, STRIPSTEAK will raise the bar for steakhouses nationwide.
STRIPSTEAK will feature a progressive beverage program that nods to the Art Deco era, featuring imaginative twists on classic cocktails, an expansive wine and beer lists and a thoughtfully curated Rum selection. Guests can enjoy libations from Rat Pack days of Fontainebleau, reimagined with quintessential Miami flare, as well as playful sangrias and original signature cocktails. Steakhouse staples such as the Sazerac, Manhattan and Old Fashioned will also be offered in traditional form or crafted with an expertly selected bourbon or rum to best express the beverage.
Created by the award-winning design firm Bishop Pass, the 12,000-square-foot, 340-seat restaurant evokes a rich, stylish tone with design details that carefully blend modernity and classic chic. Rich woods, shimmering light fixtures, gorgeous tiles and lush upholstery set an elegant scene and bring energy to the open kitchen and bars. STRIPSTEAK will also encompass a beautifully appointed, bamboo-enclosed poolside patio as well as a private dining room, perfect for corporate or personal functions.
Once it opens, the restaurant will serve dinner nightly beginning at 6 p.m. For more information or reservations, please visit www.fontainebleau.com/stripsteak
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About Mina Group
Mina Group Inc. is a San Francisco-based restaurant management company specializing in creating and operating upscale, innovative restaurant concepts. Mina Group is led by Chef/Owner Michael Mina whose accolades include James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage” inductee in 2013, Bon Appétit Chef of the Year, Food Arts Silver Spoon Award Winner, San Francisco Magazine Chef of the Year, and International Food and Beverage Forum’s Restaurateur of the Year. Operating since 2002, Mina Group currently manages 24 restaurant properties including MICHAEL MINA in San Francisco (Esquire Magazine’s Restaurant of the Year 2011); BOURBON STEAK and CLOCK BAR at The Westin St. Francis on Union Square in San Francisco; RN74 at Millennium Tower in San Francisco and RN74 at the Joshua Green Building in Seattle; PABU and THE RAMEN BAR at 101 California in San Francisco; BOURBON STEAK and BOURBON PUB at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara; STRIPSTEAK at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas; MICHAEL MINA Bellagio at Bellagio in Las Vegas; BARDOT BRASSERIE at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas; MICHAEL MINA 74 and STRIPSTEAK at Fontainebleau Miami Beach; LOCALE MARKET at Sundial St. Petersburg in Florida; and THE HANDLE BAR in Jackson Hole. For a complete list of restaurants please visit http://michaelmina.net.
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About Fontainebleau Miami Beach
A spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury, Fontainebleau Miami Beach merges striking design, contemporary art, music, fashion and technology into a vibrant guest experience. A revered landmark and symbol of style and sophistication since its opening in 1954, Fontainebleau Miami Beach boasts 1,504 guestrooms and suites appointed with lavish amenities and iMacs; the world-renowned LIV Nightclub, 12 restaurants and lounges including two AAA Four Diamond signature restaurants, Scarpetta and Hakkasan; the 40,000-square-foot Lapis spa with mineral-rich water therapies and invigorating treatments; a dramatic oceanfront pool-scape offering lush cabanas and sun loungers; and is home to BleauLive, the innovative concert series that combines intimate performances with memorable weekend escapes.