Michelin-Starred Chef John Fraser Brings The Loyal To South Florida

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The City of Excellence is adding yet another iconic shopping destination to its offerings with the highly-anticipated Esplanade at Aventura on the horizon. The open-air shopping and dining destination will merge fashion, gourmet cuisine and innovative design into one with the debut of the 215,000 square-foot retail project opening in late 2019 in Aventura.

Joining the lineup is Michelin-starred chef John Fraser‘s New York-transplant, The Loyal. The West Village hot spot has received high praise for its innovative cuisine, with Fraser putting a gourmet spin on traditional, comfort food classics.

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The menu in Aventura will reflect favorites of its New York counterpart, plus others utilizing local ingredients. Signatures include the fresh Black Bass Ceviche or Wagyu Steak tartare to start; rich pasta offerings for mid-courses such as the Truffle Polenta, Mushroom Carbonara or Spicy Pork Rigatoni; and for mains, indulge in mouth-watering gourmet dishes like the succulent Long Island Duck or the cheat-worthy Piedmontese burger with the 22-step tomato. Each dish is perfectly paired with one of The Loyal’s innovative signature cocktails.

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The acclaimed chef shares why Esplanade at Aventura was the perfect home for The Loyal. “The Loyal plays on nostalgia for American brasseries and taverns I worked at during the beginning of my career but reinvented for today’s diners,” he shares. “Esplanade at Aventura felt like the perfect fit because they’re creating a unique and approachable upscale culinary experience that not only captures the essence of what I try to do, but also allows me to present my craft to an entirely new audience.”

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Esplanade will offer stunning architecture and design elements, curated by SB Architects, Rockwell Group and WET design—the visionaries behind the iconic Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. The power trifecta will deliver a unique, three-level open-air retail center that incorporates signature elements of South Florida including canopy trees, green public spaces, unique water spectacles and more to tailor it specifically to its location and create a year-around enjoyable experience. Lined with lush greenery, high-end shopping boutiques and world-renowned dining destinations, Esplanade is poised to become one of South Florida’s most coveted retail centers upon its debut.

For more information on the Esplanade at Aventura, please visit https://esplanadeataventura.com/.
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