Island-minded concept signals chef’s expansion to Coral Gables;
Orno, an oven-fired new American restaurant, to follow late-2020
A member of Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chefs” class of 2020 and a James Beard Award nominee, chef Niven Patel will add two more restaurants to his stellar Aya Hospitality lineup (Ghee, Erba) with Mamey and Orno, both set to open at the much-anticipated THēsis Hotel Miami in Coral Gables. The first to market, Mamey, is scheduled to open Tuesday, August 11, 2020. The vibrant and island-minded concept will incorporate a fun cocktail program by Miami’s esteemed collective Bar Lab. Inspired by Patel’s travels throughout Asia, Polynesia and the Caribbean, Mamey derives its name from the unique fruit while showcasing the exotic flavors and spices commonly found in tropical cuisine. In late-2020, Patel will unveil Orno. The modern neighborhood restaurant will focus on top-notch ingredients and wood-fired cooking, classic cocktails, and thoughtfully-crafted wine list.
Arguably one of South Florida’s most important and trendsetting chefs and restaurateurs, Patel imbues everything he does with an authentic and organic approach. In fact, Patel sources a great deal of fruit, vegetables, and herbs for his restaurants from Rancho Patel, his two-acre farm in Homestead. This dedication to sustainability and mindful sourcing is Patel’s lodestar and helped define his eclectic cooking style, which is deeply rooted in his heritage while simultaneously pulling inspiration from the region’s rich bounty. “The connection between the plants, the farm, the harvest, and the food on the plate is so important to me and the soul of everything we do at Ghee and Erba we will do at Mamey and Orno,” Patel notes. “THēsis’s desire to create restaurants that reflect this approach was a factor in my decision to partner. Working with a hotel is a departure for me but one I am excited about. This partnership promises great things for Aya Hospitality, our future guests, and regulars.”
Mamey (and Orno) are located at 1350 South Dixie Highway at THēsis Hotel Miami.