COCO Miami, Miami’s newest destination for chic, sophisticated cuisine, is set to open on Wednesday, January 11 in the heart of Miami’s Design District, the city’s cultural epicenter to luxury fashion, cutting-edge architecture and fine dining.
Located at 8 NE 41st St., COCO‘s 2,800-square-foot dining room comfortably seats 156 guests with a handful of seats at the bar. An award-winning design firm has crafted a luxurious modern take on Miami’s affinity for Art Deco by showcasing ebony, ivory and jeweled tones to create a sophisticated ambiance. Guests are greeted by an elegant dining room revealing marble floors, bespoke crystal chandeliers, pearl garlands, marble tabletops and illuminated agate sculptures.
COCO will present an array of nightly live entertainment, from live bands to dancers, DJs, singers and more with a unique sound system which enables guests to enjoy at their preferred volume thanks to individual controls at designated seating areas.
COCO will be led by General Manager Richard Contell and Executive Chef Jose Diaz. While Contell discovered the world of gastronomy in restaurant positions around the world, Diaz trained under Michelin-starred chefs, where he specialized in European and American cuisine.
“We were inspired by the timeless and revolutionary elegance of Coco Chanel and are thrilled to bring this innovative experience to the Design District,” Contell said. “I believe you have to genuinely care for people to be truly hospitable and efficient in anticipating their needs. This is what we plan to bring to our guests at COCO – exquisite food, elegant and sharp service, and the feeling of being home.”
COCO boasts a thoughtful menu that showcases European tradition by using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The main menu presents a simple selection of only the finest dishes, including crudos, pastas, meats, shareables and more. Guests can start with Seasonal Oysters & Accoutrements ($25) with chipotle mignonette, ginger-lime relish and cocktail sauce; Pomme de Terre Millefeuille ($26), thin layers of sliced potatoes with dill crème fraîche and caviar; or order from a selection of Oscietra caviar.
Pasta lovers will enjoy Maine Lobster Strozzapreti ($32) with sautéed garlic and young leeks or the Tagliatelle “à la Coco” ($70-$85) with aged Parmesan cream and the choice of 8 grams of caviar or winter truffles for heightened flavor. Main dishes include the classic 14 oz NY Strip Steak ($65), paired with triple-cooked fries and mushroom purée; Mediterranean Sea Bass ($42), with Hispi cabbage, lobster mousse and sauce Américaine; and Australian Lamb ($52), with braised parsnip, lamb ragout tart and mint sauce. Dishes to share include the luxurious 40 oz Gold Wagyu ($875), topped with a 24-karat-gold leaf and the choice of two sides and two sauces; or Whole Green Circle Chicken ($80) with roasted cauliflower, Swiss chard and English muffin. To pair with any entrée, side options include the Warm Haricot Vert Salad ($14), Seasonal Sautéed Mushrooms ($14), Coco Potato Gratin ($32) and more. For utmost taste, COCO offers five flavorful sauces ($6) to add to any entree, including Roast Bone Marrow, Chimichurri, Au Poivre, Robert and Béarnaise.
Complementing the main menu, COCO’s expertly curated, hand-craft cocktail menu also incorporates fresh and innovative flavors. Mademoiselle COCO ($22) is a must-try for any COCO guest, featuring Yuzuri Yuzu Liqueur, shiso-infused gin, dragon fruit, pineapple syrup, lemon and sparkling wine; the Alter Ego Margarita ($20) offers a unique twist by mixing Don Julio Reposado, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, Thai chili, tangerine syrup and lime; and the COCO Martini ($20) is a flavorful take on a classic, blending Ketel One, sweet vermouth, cream of coconut and Szechuan peppercorn.
The dessert menu includes La Vie En Rose ($24) a dark chocolate mousse with passion fruit curd topped with a 24-karat-gold leaf; Tarte Au Citron ($16), a lime curd with graham cracker and meringue; the COCO Caviar ($18) a twist on tiramisu with fresh cream and espresso topped with chocolate pearls; and It’s a COCO World ($95), presenting the chef’s selection of finest desserts.
COCO Miami is open for dinner every Wednesday through Saturday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. The kitchen closes at 11:30 p.m.
About COCO Miami
Located in Miami’s luxurious Design District, COCO Miami brings an elevated mix of fine dining and ornate parties inspired by the tenets of elegance and hospitality. With 10 years of Michelin-star restaurant experience that spans worldwide, Chef Jose Diaz treats each ingredient with the utmost respect, creating fine European cuisine for the ultimate indulgent gastronomical affair. It’s time to be immersed in a culinary journey where visionary cuisine seamlessly blends with a thoughtfully curated interior to create the ultimate soirée destination. COCO appreciates the importance of details and the intricate decor allows guests to be engulfed in a wave of opulence through luxe finishes and a contrast of matte black and gold foil that transports them into an era of pure sophistication. For more information, please visit cocodesigndistrict.com or call 305.603.9145.