A South Florida staple for a quarter of a century, TiramesU — one of Lincoln Road’s original restaurants — will re-open its doors in late August 2015 in Miami’s chic South of Fifth neighborhood. And to no one’s surprise, this Italian mainstay will be joining the ranks of some of the hottest restaurants in the Magic City: boasting popular neighbors like Joe’s Stone Crab, Estiatorio Milos, Prime Fish, Red, the Steakhouse, Red Ginger and more.
But its location isn’t the only new addition TiramesU is bringing Miami’s finest. Helming the venture is Graspa Group’s Graziano Sbroggio’s newest partner, Valeria Longoni, who has worked with the Graspa Group team for the past twelve years. As General Manager of the reimagined TiramesU, Valeria will manage the entire build-out of the new South of Fifth location and structure logistics for internal operations and staffing; an impressive feat for anyone in the business.
And since TiramesU’s Lincoln Road location closed just this past April, the brand’s multi-talented chef, Fabrizio Pintus, took to the road to make a few changes of his own. Spending months in Italy to immerse himself in the heart of the Lombardy culinary craze, Chef Pintus spent time with the team of Michelin-starred Chef Enrico Bartolini’s Il Devero restaurant and acclaimed pastry shop Pasticceria Asperti. The result? A bevy of creative new menus of authentic Italian fare designed for relaxed, familial dining — a core value that Graziano, Valeria and Fabrizio alike are excited to get back to, after 17 fun, but busy years on South Beach’s Lincoln Road.
And just last week, Graziano and his wife, Silvia, welcomed Miami’s finest to their Miami Beach home to introduce the team and sample Chef Pintus’ haute new fare. While guests sipped prosecco and learned about the new space, which will be large enough to accommodate a generous bar area and 75 patrons inside, Chef Pintus whipped up endless samples of his most delectable new tastings: “Tartare di Capriolo” with raspberries and mango, “Carpaccio di Capesante” with fruit salad, and “Tiramisu Cioccolato e Peperoncino,” a dessert of chocolate and red pepper tiramisu. With waterfront views, a raved-about team of restaurateurs and unbeatable hospitality, this was one evening of sipping and sophistication that had guests living la dolce vita in no time.
The new TiramesU, expected to open in late summer 2015, will be located at 101 Washington Avenue. Select new menu items will be previewed to the public at July 28th’s “South of Spice” event, which will take place at the Williams McCall Gallery, in the South of Fifth, from 6 to 10 PM.