Modern Garden Prepares to Open and Seasalt and Pepper is Now Seaspice


Beginning January 1, 2015, riverfront favorite, Seasalt and Pepper will be called Seaspice.  Longtime customers will no doubt still call it “Seasalt” as they always have, but officially, it’s a new name.

We can only guess as to reasons for the name change, but we’re pretty sure owners Carlos and Maryam Miranda have a good reason. As long as they still have their wood-fired casseroles and the braised short rip pappardelle, and we can watch the yachts come and go, we don’t really care what they call it.

Modern Garden near Seasalt and Pepper
Modern Garden

But there’s not just a new name afoot for the Mirandas. They have also debuted a whole new restaurant right next door called Modern Garden. It will be fully open on January 16th, but assorted VIPs got to get in during Art Basel for a sneak peek. The concept is a hot stone and crude lounge.

What’s that, you ask? It is a new take on a raw bar in which seafood is infused with flavored oils, citrus and fresh herbs and hot dishes are cooked on 850-degree volcanic stone slabs. The menu will be steered by executive chef Ángel León, a rising star chef from Spain who helped his last restaurant, Aponiente, in Cádiz, Spain, earn a Michelin star. We can’t wait to give it a try.