While the trumpets and violins are playing, your stomach must be rumbling. Visitors and locals alike searching for places to dine during the 2022 Miami Beach Classical Music Festival need to look no further than Miami Beach. Below we’ve compiled a list of some of Miami’s hottest foodie destinations all within a short drive or walking distance from the various music festivities.
Global restaurant brand Chotto Matte celebrates the best of Nikkei cuisine through its electric and dynamic atmosphere. The Japanese-Peruivian destination makes a perfect spot to continue the classical elegance through a modern lens. Guests can delight in Chotto Matte’s craft cocktail collection and a la carte menu, with options for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. Chotto Matte is offering its new summer social hour this season, just in time for the Miami Beach Classical Music Festival. Every weekday from 4 – 7 p.m., the special menu features $14 crafted cocktails, wines by the glass for $10 and BOGO on the Tokyo to Lima cocktail list, as well as small bites for the entire table to share. Address: 1666 Lenox Ave. #1664, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Created by 5x Michelin Star Award-Winning Chef George Koshoji, Kosushi gives guests the chance to experience a modern twist on the authentic qualities of Japanese dishes by incorporating Brazilian flavors. Kosushi presents high-quality ingredients through its artfully designed menu, from cool and hot tastings featuring wagyu to king crab, to a cocktail selection created by the talented Brazilian mixologist Márcio Silva. The restaurant’s sushi bar centerpiece showcases Kosushi’s talented chefs preparing each order, providing another show to add to the Miami Beach Classical Music Festival list. Address: 801 South Pointe Dr Unit #105, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Fratelli La Bufala
Miami Beach Classical Music Festival guests looking for a comforting meal for the entire family to enjoy can hop on over to Miami’s first Neapolitan pizzeria and staple Fratelli La Bufala for authentic Italian pizzas, pastas and more. Each pizza pie is cooked with the authentic technique of using a wood-fired oven, giving every bite a taste of Naples right from Miami. While Fratelli does the classics justice — from the cheesy Burrata ($24) to the Margherita ($14) — Fratelli’s expansive menu includes gourmet pizzas topped with various cheeses, meats and vegetables, and signature risotto sure to melt in your mouth, including Porcini and Truffle Risotto ($28) or the Seafood Risotto ($30). Address: 437 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Only a 15 minute walk from the Faena Forum, Miami Beach’s elegant European supper club Villa Azur whisks guests away to the French Riviera with its Mediterranean cuisine and exciting entertainment, making it a certified go-to for classical music lovers to immerse themselves within a European aesthetic. The restaurant is currently hosting its exclusive weekly summer series L’ete en Or, meaning “The Golden Summer.” The traditional French experience takes place Wednesday through Sunday from 6:30 – 9 p.m, pairing Château Minutey rosé with oysters and Petrossian caviar as part of two exclusive dining options, FRESH & FLIRTY ($145 or $260) and LE SOMPTUEUX ($270 or $385). Live music will set the scene in the restaurant’s romantic dining room and lush courtyard, bringing the French Apéro to Miami Beach. Address: 309 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Mehzcla at The Balfour Hotel
Come dine at Mehzcla at The Balfour Hotel situated on Ocean Drive, nestled steps away from Lummus Park where performances will take place every Sunday until July 31, including Broadway Night and Opera Night at 7 p.m. Grab a bite to eat at Mehzcla before or after the events enjoying dishes combining Latin recipes and ingredients in tribute to the property’s Miami Beach heritage. Serving as the hotel’s social hub, this space celebrates Miami’s diverse cultural scene with its plush rattan furniture, pops of tropical prints and warm hues, and the rotating gallery of local art from emerging talent from South Florida art schools. Address: 350 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139
2 Korean Girls at Shelborne South Beach
Shelborne South Beach is situated in the heart of South Beach’s Art Deco District, just one block away from Temple Emanu-El, where The Magic Flute will perform on July 10 and Music for Hope, a benefit concert for Ukraine, will take place on July 13, including several other performances that are walking distance from the new pop-up restaurant that will operate within the hotel’s scenic Oasis Garden. 2 Korean Girls brings a new level of dining to Shelborne, spearheaded by sisters, Jennifer and Michele Kaminski, alongside their mother Chom “Sunny,” and James Beard award winning chef, Allan Susser. 2 Korean Girls is a love letter to their mother, whose family traditions are honored through the menu’s diverse mix of modern Korean dishes and cocktails. Address: 1801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
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