Introducing KAORI the new Mediterranean – Asian inspired concept in Brickell

Introducing: KAORI Miami - New Restaurant Opening - May 2021
KAORI – Photos Credit: Spazio Bressan

Umai Group is proud to announce the upcoming opening of KAORI Miami, a brand-new two-story Mediterranean-Asian-inspired culinary concept, nestled in the very heart of downtown Brickell. The all-expansive dining destination will serve as Umai Group’s first food and hospitality venture, bringing two levels of unparalleled indulgence and entertainment to the neighborhood. KAORI offers a welcoming environment that embraces a naturalistic style, where every detail is thoughtfully curated to create a singular guest experience. From the delicately warm-toned interior to the avant-garde food and beverage programming, to the synergetic entertainment component, every extension of KAORI naturally blends to create a harmonic likeness throughout. Helmed at the culinary hands of renowned Chef Fabrizio Garofolin, the concept is slated to unveil, May 2021.

Introducing: KAORI Miami - New Restaurant Opening - May 2021

“Food is the purest reflection of the soul of a chef. It’s the way we show our passion for innovation and creativity in our menu,” says Chef Fabrizio Garofolin, Executive Chef of KAORI Miami. “Apart from our uniquely different Mediterranean-Asian style cuisine, KAORI’s menu offers a genuine culinary experience that lets our guest’s tastebuds travel around the world without ever having to leave their table.” Aside from an incredible culinary focus, guests can also expect a sublime cocktail, wine, and sake programming. Prominent local bartender, James Mcleenes, will serve as KAORI’s lead Bar Manager, where he will be incorporating a variety of innovative ingredients from different cuisines into the signature cocktail menu. Pulling influence from his residencies in Sydney, New York City, and Miami’s bar scene, James’ approach is minimalist, flavor-focused, with a notable emphasis on execution and elegant presentation. KAORI’s wine and sake offerings will be spearheaded by two powerhouse women, Macarena Carrillo and Mariel Dalmau, who double as the founders of the natural wine social club, Grape Crush Miami. Their method aims to create a sustainable and innovative program, blending classics while simultaneously pushing boundaries.

“The best interiors evoke a mood. They’re an extension of our lifestyle. They entertain, provide solace, bring us closer together, and welcome us home,” says Esteban Bressan, Founder of Miami-based design firm Spazio/Bressan.

KAORI Miami is located at 871 South Miami Ave. South Miami, FL 33130
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