March 02, 2021
Celebrity Owned Miami Restaurants in 2021
Miami has quite a few celebrity owned restaurants ready to cook up a dish leaving your taste buds yearning for more.
Here are some that are owned by some of the best chefs in the world:
Scott Conant’s Scarpetta
Scott Conant is a chef, cookbook author, James Beard Award recipient, and a judge on the cooking television game show Chopped. His restaurant Scarpetta is located in lots of different places in America including Las Vegas, the Hamptons, and Miami.
At the restaurant located in Miami, Conant creates dishes that are inspired by the Florida landscape. His classic spaghetti twirled with tomato sauce and basil is also available at the restaurant. Some other dishes that you can eat at Scarpetta include foie gras, roasted branzino with sunchokes and eggplant, and yellowtail crudo.
Pharrell’s Swan & Bar Bevy
The American singer and rapper Pharrell Williams teamed up with David Grutman, electronic music enthusiast and owner of several nightclubs, to create Swan & Bar Bevy. It’s located in Miami’s Design District and offers a menu created by executive chef Jean Imbert. Jean Imbert promotes “clean eating” in the restaurant "Swan" and drinks are available at "Bar Bevy" which is located on the second floor. The cocktail lounge on the second floor has a completely different vibe so don’t forget to check that out whenever you visit the restaurant.
Michael Schwartz’ Food and Drink
Michael Schwartz won a James Beard Award for Best Chef in the South. He’s the owner of Genuine Hospitality group and he’s written two cookbooks – Michael’s Genuine Food: Down-to-Earth Cooking for People Who Love to Eat and Genuine Pizza: Better Pizza at Home.
The restaurant is located in the Design District. Schwartz mostly uses local ingredients to prepare his food and he usually gets them from nearby farms like Bee Heaven Farm, and Palmetto Creek Farms.
Francis Mallmann’s Los Fuegos
Francis Mallmann is an Argentine chef and author. He has only one restaurant outside of South America and it’s located in Miami Beach! He specializes in Argentine cuisine and he seems to be really fond of live-fire cooking.
He became famous when he opened up his own restaurant at the age of 19. He also appeared on an episode of Chef’s Table. His restaurant has an open-fire kitchen where you can sit in the front-row to see the chef in action up close. Every Sunday, the restaurant has an Argentinian open-fire barbecue.
Paul Qui’s Pao
Paul Qui is a James Beard award recipient and he won the season nine of Top Chef. He opened his restaurant Pao in Faena Miami Beach a few years later after winning Top Chef. Paul Qui’s dishes are an amalgamation of Filipino, Spanish, Japanese, Thai, and French cuisines. The menu sometimes changes depending on the season.
Some of the best dishes at the restaurant include the Filipino classic sisig, and the South American dish called asado.
There are lots of restaurants in Miami that are owned by famous chefs and you should go check them out once the pandemic ends! Make good use of those taste buds that you’ve been given, they deserve a treat!