A celebration of fresh seafood at the historic luxe Metropolitan Hotel in South Beach
By Gina Woods
The Traymore Restaurant and Bar at Metropolitan by COMO, re-imagined by Italian designer Paola Navone, sets the standard for sophisticated, approachable dining in South Florida South Florida with Executive Chef Juan Loaisiga.
Located at 2445 Collins Avenue, The Traymore occupies an authentic pre-war Art Deco building, originally designed in 1939 by celebrated American-born architect, Albert Anis. Originally named The Traymore hotel, The Miami Design Preservation League listed it as an historic landmark after it served as a hospital during the Second World War.
The Traymore offers American seafood showcasing seasonal dishes freshly harvested from local Florida waters. Signature dishes include Grilled Jumbo Octopus, Fragrant Seafood Stew and Whole Roasted Market Fish.
“This is a hidden gem for those in-the-know,” said Robin Jay, Editor in Chief of Opulence. “The seafood platter offers oysters, clams, mussels, ceviche and lobster on a silver tureen of shaved ice. The yellowtail snapper with caper sauce was superb. For dessert, try the orange chocolate texture – once awarded best dessert in South Beach. It’s delightful with a glass of Hungarian Royal Tokaji.”
For reservations, call 305-695-3600
A TOAST TO MIAMI’S ONLY GIN BAR!
The Traymore Gin Bar offers a unique gin cocktail menu of innovative creations carefully crafted using a combination from the bar’s eclectic collection of more than 40 domestic and international brands from around the world. The signature cocktail menu includes: “Traymore 1939” (Noilet’s Gin, Rosemary Syrup, Orange Curacao, Grapefruit, Pomegranate) “Singapore Sling” (Miami Style) (Gordon’s Gin, Benedictine, Cointreau, Cherry, Pineapple) “Blood Orange Beluga” (Beluga Vodka, Aperol, Orange, Orange Bitters) “Sleeping Volcano” (Jose Cuervo Tequila, Habanero, Syrup, Lime, Cucumber, Canton, Cilantro) “Caipirinha by COMO.”