This Fall, 1 Hotel South Beach is set to welcome Aviv, a new restaurant by acclaimed Chef Michael Solomonov and Restaurateur Steve Cook, of their five-time James Beard Award-winning hospitality group, CookNSolo.  The restaurant will offer a refined culinary adventure that embraces ancient cooking methods paired with the modern energy of Miami and Tel Aviv.  Guests will enjoy vibrant and soulful cuisine steeped in the rich flavors of Israel.

“We are so honored to join forces with the exceptional team at 1 Hotel South Beach, fusing our culinary vision with their unparalleled hospitality,” says Solomonov and Cook.  “Aviv means “Spring” in Hebrew and is also a reference to Tel Aviv, the world cultural capital that shares an ethos with Miami.  We could not envision a better partner for Aviv, a restaurant made for the beautiful community of Miami.”

Since opening their groundbreaking Philadelphia-based James Beard award-winning restaurant, Zahav, in 2008, the duo have blazed a path for bringing the dynamic, multi-cultural cuisine of Israel to national prominence. Their sixteen year exploration of Israel’s food culture through a half dozen unique restaurants has helped bring Israeli food to the forefront of modern American dining.

At Aviv, guests can expect dishes like Yemenite-style bread rolled by hand to accompany Solomonov’s world-famous hummus, an array of mezze plates that radiate spice, and kebabs grilled to order over charcoal in an open kitchen.   Drinks at Aviv will center around easy-drinking, citrus-forward cocktails that evoke a breezy beach feeling, and a wine list featuring wines from Israel, Lebanon, and the wider Eastern Mediterranean.  The 186-seat restaurant will feature indoor and outside seating as well as a dedicated bar and lounge for guests to enjoy a signature cocktail before dinner or for a nightcap while embracing Miami’s vibrant nightlife.

“We are excited to welcome Aviv to 1 Hotel South Beach and bring a new, premier dining destination to the city,” says 1 Hotel South Beach’s Regional Vice President of Operations Milton Sgarbi. “By partnering with Chef Solomonov and Steve Cook, we continue to offer our guests and visitors new and fresh elevated dining options.”

Aviv will be located on the ground floor of 1 Hotel South Beach at 2341 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL. For more information and up-to-date news on Aviv,  please visit on social media @aviv.southbeach.