- A culinary concept inspired by gastronomy from the Mediterranean and Barcelona
- The 122-seat restaurant property, encompassing a total of 7,700 square-feet, will feature two levels
- The newly appointed veteran Executive Chef, David Rustarazo, originates from Spain
KLIMA Miami, a progressive ideology in hospitality originating from Spain, announces the opening of KLIMA Restaurant and Bar – a culinary concept inspired by gastronomy from the Mediterranean and Barcelona. The newly renovated property, located on 23rd Street and adjacent to Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, is scheduled to open in November this year as the latest addition to the heart of the historic district.
The 122-seat restaurant property, encompassing a total of 7,700 square-feet, will feature two levels – a ground floor restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor dining areas, as well as a second floor members-only club scheduled to open in Spring 2015. The newly appointed veteran Executive Chef, David Rustarazo, originates from Spain and brings a highly seasoned expertise in Western Mediterranean and Catalan cuisine to the table. Through his long standing working relationship with KLIMA Miami co-founders, Pablo Fernández-Valdés and Yago Giner in Barcelona, Spain’s reputable culinary authority, Albert Ventura, is the gastronomic advisor for KLIMA Miami and will be an integral part of the company’s growth in the U.S. Ventura will be heavily involved with the opening of KLIMA Restaurant and Bar in Miami Beach and currently owns Restaurant COURE, Wall 47 and the recently opened El Cercle restaurant in Barcelona.
KLIMA Miami, together with Albert Ventura and Chef Rustarazo, have created a uniquely eclectic menu that will offer a blend of contemporary and international fare inspired by the Mediterranean and Barcelona regions. The culinary vision for KLIMA Restaurant and Bar will reflect the roots of the founders while combining the very best in local ingredients sourced from premium South Florida suppliers.
“We are very pleased to announce our inaugural restaurant project in the United States,” says co-founder and managing partner of KLIMA Miami, Pablo Fernández-Valdés. “We selected the South Florida region to open our first restaurant with our sights set on Miami Beach for its pulsating multicultural flavor and cosmopolitan clientele. Our aim is to install a much-loved Spanish gastronomic ideology within this exciting city to perfectly complement its rich cultural diversity. As a result of working for many years in the hospitality industry all over the world, we have a deep knowledge and understanding of the business. The number one priority is for our casual and informal, yet elegant restaurant and bar experience to ultimately bring guests back for a memorable, fun and most enjoyable time.”
Co-founders of KLIMA Miami, Pablo Fernández-Valdés and Yago Giner, are the former CEO and COO respectively of the highly reputable and award-winning Grupo Tragaluz restaurant group in Spain.