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Thursday, January 14, 2016

New Ariete restaurant opens this Friday


Jason Odio (left) and Chef Michael Beltran have announced that Friday, January 15, will be opening day for their new Ariete restaurant, located at 3540 Main Highway, the former La Bottega space. Ariete, means "lord of the manor" or "battering ram."


Ariete, is clean, open and totally renovated, including the wine cellar, which has a huge industrial kitchen behind it. The restaurant is food driven; it will all be fresh, local and what's in season is the theme. The menu will change depending on what is available during different times of the year. Ariete has a large craft beer selection and a handful of handcrafted classic cocktails. American wines will be another focus. "With a great wine cellar comes great responsibility so we want to have as many great American wines as possible," says Jason.


Chef Michael is known from the Cyprus Room and working with Chef Norman Van Aken at other places. Jason is a local guy, a Grovite, who goes back to the days of Oak Feed; his father once owned a fish place on McFarlane Road, where NY Pizza is now, and Jason lived next door once. Jason owned and ran restaurants and clubs in South Beach and Brickell including Sidebar.

Ariete is a special indoor/outdoor experience which they call "American meeting New World." A wood fire grill will be the centerpiece for entrees and snacks.

The menu includes Local fish ($22), Tortellini ($25), Smoked Pork Chop ($24), Foie Gras ($22/$36) to name a few things. Their main item is a $72 Porterhouse with bernaise and red pepper beef jus, this is for two people.


For the current menu, visit here.

For info: reservations@arietemiami.com or 305-640-5862.

Speaking of that end of town, Calamari is closing. According to their email: "However, this is not the end but rather a new beginning! We will be renovating and introducing a beautiful Italian restaurant and lounge for our beloved Grovites and friends. It will be a chef driven restaurant with a simple, brutal and rustic cuisine point of view, the perfect recipe for an exciting dining experience. After being very successful with his restaurant in Chicago, the new chef patron has decided to move to Miami and share his authentic flavors with all of you."

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1 Comments:

Anonymous gelmac said...

My husband and I went to Ariete on opening night, January 15th, and it was delicious! We each started with the grilled oyster which was yummy. I had the smoked pork chop and my husband chose the roasted chicken. Both dishes were outstanding and seasoned perfectly. We finished our evening with the creme fraiche dessert, which was like eating a delicious little cloud.
Jason and Chef Michael were hands-on and the staff was friendly and attentive to all of our needs. We will be going back soon.

January 16, 2016 6:14 PM  

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