Dining & Nightlife In the Spotlight Launch Event Miami-Dade County

Box Park “Grand Tasting” with Mayor Tomas Regalado

Box Park "Grand Tasting" with Mayor Tomas RegaladoTuesday October 1, 7pm – Box Park, 1111 SW 1st Avenue, Miami

Box Park Miami  is changing the way South Floridians look at food one bite at a time. Spaniard Santiago Rodriguez, who spent 15 years with the world-renowned Nobu Restaurant Group, knew he needed to shake the up Miami’s culinary landscape by introducing farm fresh, locally-found foods that will not only tantalize taste buds, but question the quality of food we eat day-to-day.

Located in the heart of Brickell, the 76-seat restaurant, designed by acclaimed interior designer Valerie Pasquiou, showcases trendy yet understated décor. The central focus of the restaurant is the open-air kitchen where you’ll find Executive Chef Matt Hinckley who doesn’t mind pushing the boundaries of people’s perception of food. Executive Chef Matt Hinckley’s true talents reside in creating unique dishes with fresh, seasonal, and locally-found foods.

The menu offers a wonderland of flavors to include the Fried Alligator, three-month Aged Duck Confit with Sweet Potato Hash, Spiced Chickpea Stew, Seared Guinea Hen, and Grass-Fed Bone-In NY strip. The Seared Scallops is a superstar in the making. Box Park Miami also offers a twist on the traditional, as they offer a brick oven pizza topped with smoked octopus and nduja. Vegetarians will find a home at Box Park Miami as numerous composed meat-free dishes are featured like the Ancient Grain Salad, which is made with freekeh, quinoa, goji berries, beans, sprouts, and raw nuts. The menu at Box Park Miami is a constantly changing canvas which features seasonal offerings from Mother Nature.

Box Park Miami officially opened its doors on October 1, 2013 with “grand tasting” featuring a presentation by City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, live music, cocktails, and a delectable tasting of the Box Park Miami menu, including an official ribbon cutting ceremony. In attendance were celebrity guests Tomi Rose, David Pulley, along with artist Luis Bofill among many others.

Box Park is open from 6:00PM-11:00PM on Tuesdays-Thursdays and 6:00PM-12:00AM on Fridays and Saturdays, and brunch from noon to 6:00PM and lunch running Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday commencing October 2, 2013 from noon to 3:30PM.