The 631-room Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach is one of the most iconic Art Moderne hotels on the beach, which is why the new Starz series Magic City is partially filmed here. Within this setting, Hell’s Kitchen chef Paula DaSilva is heading up the innovative 1500° restaurant, one of the beach’s first farm-to-fork restaurants with a steakhouse bent.
“Over 70% of our dishes are changeable,” says DaSilva. “We rely on mostly local Florida sourcing so they’re always very fresh and seasonal. Our groups can work from 4-5 menus that we have designed that incorporate our farm-to-table style, including a chef’s family dinner.”
We’re quite enamored with the wahoo ceviche, spicy Key West pink shrimp and the picanha—a top sirloin served with parmesan polenta, roasted carrots and confit eggplant. Plus, the style and verve of the cuisine was equally matched with the attentive service and hip setting.
“We can accommodate a buyout sit-down for 125. For a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, we can accommodate 200 people,” says DaSilva.