When The Soho House Group opens the highly anticipated Soho Beach House in October, Miamians and savvy visitors alike will at once get a taste of Cecconi’s Venetian fare. With acclaimed outposts in Mayfair, London and West Hollywood, Cecconi’s Miami, located on the ground floor of Soho Beach House, will complete The Group’s troika of modern day classic Italian restaurants.
The time-honored restaurant, inspired by the original London location, modeled after the first Cipriani in Venice, will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner starting Oct. 11. So whether the mood calls for an early start to a beach day, a power business lunch or an intimate dinner, Cecconi’s delivers an ideal blend of elegantly traditional cuisine and a relaxed atmosphere. On a perfect Miami day, the restaurant’s lush garden and retractable awning offer a chic outdoor dining experience.
Eliciting his Northern Italian roots, renowned Executive Chef Sergio Sigala will oversee the kitchen and execute the Venetian-influenced menu. Formerly the executive chef at Casa Tua for ten years, his pedigree includes Al Bersagliere and Ristorante Villa Fiordaliso, Michelin-starred restaurants in Italy, and the Sheraton Bahrain Hotel, where he catered private parties and royal weddings for the likes of the Sultan of Bahrain, Prince Charles and Nelson Mandela. Sigala’s passion for sourcing quality, seasonal ingredients will be evident as he puts a twist on menu highlights such as wood-oven roast scallops with pancetta and rosemary; Kobe beef tartare with truffle and pecorino; burrata, red onion and fresh tomato pizza; Maine lobster with house-made spaghetti; veal ossobuco with gremolata; and his ardor for using simple preparations will suit a first-rate selection of prime steaks served with truffle jus and garlic confit.
Beyond good eats, Cecconi’s Miami entices discerning tastes with a 230-bottle wine list, accentuating Italian, Spanish and South American selections; a choice variety of international and domestic beers; and traditional Italian cocktails alongside libations that pay homage to Miami’s mix of Caribbean and Latin influences.
Bearing antique Nile green stripped tile floors, allusive of the nearby Atlantic, and a garden of silver buttonwood trees, the 150-seat restaurant’s design complements its superior service and exceptional menu. The best part being that winers and diners need not be members of the exclusive Soho Beach House to get a taste of the Italian way of life when Miami Beach debuts its hautest new spot.
Cecconi’s Miami is located at Soho Beach House, 4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, Fla., and is open Monday to Wednesday 8 a.m. to midnight, Thursday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 a.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, visit www.cecconisrestaurant.com.