At Thursday night’s The Q event during the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, chef Geoffrey Zakarian, best known for his two New York restaurants The Lambs Club and The National, served what was most likely the event’s most unusual dish, smoked togarashi-crusted tuna with a couscous and Medjool date salad with spicy sea urchin emulsion. We had the opportunity to speak with the chef during the event, and he dished up a little something extra for us: a hint about a new Miami-based project that’s in the works.
"If I talk too much about it too early then it won’t happen," he hedged, not wanting to jinx himself, "but there’s something that we’re planning."
Zakarian is no stranger to Miami; in 1995 he opened the Blue Door in South Beach’s famed Delano Hotel, and in 2011 he opened the now-closed Tudor House in the city.
While he understandably was rather tight-lipped about his new venture, he did reveal that this new project might not be in Miami proper. "It will be in Greater Miami, that would be more accurate," he said.