Piripi Opens at the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables Monday, March 30, 4pm-10pm – Piripi, 320 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables

Piripi, the new Spanish restaurant from chef-owner Najat Kaanache and partners, in Spanish slang stands for “happy” or “tipsy,” or “feeling a little bit buzzed”. Kaanache was born and raised in San Sebastian, Spain to Moroccan parents,  and enjoyed a career as a Spanish television actress and activist, before deciding to attend culinary school. She honed her skills at such high profile restaurants as Noma, French Laundry, Per Se, and Alinea and El Bulli.

Piripi menu will include the chef’s take on Spanish standards – with heavy emphasis on seafood, as well as a selection of “lively” tapas and paellas. The prominent central bar will feature Spanish wines by the glass. Prices are under $12 for most tapas, mid $20s and up for bigger plates. Piripi will be open daily for dinner. Call for reservations 305-448-2423. #LiveLifePiripi @PiripiMiami @NajatKaanache