Just in time for Fall, downtown Miami will soon offer a new and improved Chophouse Miami Bistro & Lounge with the help of acclaimed chef, Jacques Van Staden and his international culinary style and attention to detail state of mind. The James Beard Award nominee is no rookie in the kitchen, as former executive chef of Michelin star winning Alizé, located at the top of The Palms hotel in Las Vegas and his continued work with Celebrity Cruises as master chef of culinary operations, the chef’s credentials are clear. With the help of his brother, Pieter Van Staden, a skilled chef all his own, the sibling duo is bringing class and a fresh culinary point of view to downtown Miami.
“I loved the location and thought the Chophouse space had such potential,” says Van Staden. “When the opportunity arose for me to take it over and remake it as my own I couldn’t resist.” As for the menu, the South African born chef firmly stands by his “something for everyone” approach. The moderately priced menu will include small plates, sushi, flatbreads, premium cuts of meat and fresh fish. Prospective dishes include tamarind glazed pork belly alongside a papaya salad topped with toasted peanuts and drizzled with a yellow curry vinaigrette, signature “tacushi”, a black truffle potato salad topped with a quail egg, and a perfectly grilled 20 oz. porterhouse steak.
The menu isn’t the only thing under construction; the interiors are also getting the Van Staden touch complete with a sushi bar, wine tasting lounge, outdoor patio and a private dining room fit for 50. Come Thanksgiving 2011, downtown Miami’s business crowd and foodies alike will be able to enjoy the re-imagined Chophouse Miami Bistro & Lounge. An à la carte brunch will be served every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and a buffet-style brunch will be offered every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A nightly Happy Hour will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a late-night Happy Hour from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Chophouse Miami Bistro & Lounge
300 South Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33131