Friday, January 30, 2015

Penthouse Supper

World cuisine atop 1111 Lincoln Road

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Swank, we suppose, can be defined as impossibly elegant.

Too broad, let's get specific. It can also be defined by riding a private elevator in a Herzog & de Meuron-designed building to the penthouse and dining at a 10,000 sq foot restaurant with a raw bar complete with oysters, Maine lobster, and king crab legs.

Did we mention the retractable roof? Because it should definitely have a retractable roof.

Opening next week, Juvia (named for a Brazilian nut tree) is all yours, including those panoramic views, a massive garden wall (inspired by the Amazon), and trackless retractable roof over the terrace.

You'll lounge on high-backed rope-woven armchairs at white oak table in an atmosphere with soft creams accented by hues of gold and deep purple.

(Because if there are swanky colors, they are soft creams, hues of gold, and deep purple.)

In the kitchen, you'll find a culinary supergroup (Nobu alums and protégés of Daniel Boulud, Alain Ducasse and François Payard) serving up Asian and South American-influenced tapas plates.

Think ceviche, tiradito, charcuterie and warm hazelnut ravioli.

Opulence? You has it.

1111 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach

3 (out of 4) Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Parking: Garage
Scene: Posh Miamians and those without a fear of heights
Best Bets: Hamachi espuma; cold smoked scallop; bone-in ribeye; Hawaiian blue prawns
Hot Seat: Amethyst gemstone bar with 13 seats; Outdoor communal table made of petrified wood
Nearby: Gemma Lounge; Set Nightclub; SkyBar

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