Summer Heats Up With New Menu & Cocktail Offerings At Miami Beach Hot Spots

Lure Fishbar, Miami Beach’s acclaimed seafood hot spot is welcoming summer with the launch of Happy Hour and a limited-time pre-fixe menu. Now through July 2016, diners can enjoy a three-course menu crafted by Executive Chef John Iatrellis of delicacies from both land and sea accessibly priced at $55 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Imbibers can enjoy a rotating selection of refreshing cocktails throughout summer for $8 each as well as lite bites during the newly launched Happy Hour available Monday through Wednesday from 6 PM to 8 PM. Lure also boasts robust wine and sake lists as well as local craft beers available by the bottle or on draft. Bar snacks, specially priced from $3-$10, include salmon, tuna or Hamachi Nigiri; a miso-glazed Vegetable Roll; the always popular Mini Lobster Roll; and Asian Chicken Lollipops. Lure Fishbar is located in the historic St. Moritz Hotel building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel at 1601 Collins Avenue. (305) 695-4550

The Living Room at the W South Beach, known for its visually stunning artisanal libations, is celebrating summer with refreshing cocktails perfect for enjoying just steps away from the ocean. Bar Manager and head Mixologist D’Israeli “Dizzy” Fernandez has created two signature drinks: The Greenhouse, a stimulating mix of vodka, elderflower liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup, shaken and strained over ice with sage, rosemary, and lime wheel garnishes; and The Caribbean King, a fun and lively cocktail composed of spiced rum, lime juice, pineapple juice and simple syrup, spiced up with jalapeños and finished with a pineapple leaf and orange peel garnish. The Living Room is located at the W South Beach on 2201 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Florida. (305) 938-3000.

Meat Market, South Beach’s glamorous take on a traditional steakhouse recently unveiled its summer cocktails lineup in time for the hot Miami summer months. New refreshing libations include Brass Monkey ($16) – Nuestra Soledad Mezcal with Ancho Reyes, pineapple banana liqueur, citrus and agave; Lavender Bees Knees ($15) – Beefeater 24 gin with citrus, lavender and egg white; and Pretty in Pink ($16) – Absolut Elyx Vodka with grapefruit, pomegranate, citrus, rose & ginger, and Col De Salici prosecco. A staple on the extensive cocktail menu is the selection of classics with a twist. This year’s summer varietals include Meat Market Mai Tai ($15) – Ron Zacapa 23 Rum with Don Q Cristal Rum, citrus, orgeat, curacao, and Cruzan Dark Rum; and Scotch Old Fashioned with Dewars Scotch with chamomile yuzu cordial and Spanish bitters. Summer cocktails are available at both Meat Market locations. Meat Market is located at 915 Lincoln Road on South Beach. (305) 532-0088. Meat Market Palm Beach is located at 191 Bradley Place in Palm Beach. (561) 354- 9800

For 10 years, Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, one of the longest-running successful restaurants on Lincoln Road, has been serving up authentic Italian cuisine to locals and visitors alike. With a new Executive Chef Dario Bellofiore and an array of new summer dishes, Quattro continues to bring genuine Italian fare to Miami Beach’s premiere pedestrian corridor. The Italian toque’s seafood expertise is apparent in new plates such as Polipo del Mediterraneo con Farro Legumi Pomodorini – grilled Mediterranean octopus with farro, legumes, cherry tomatoes in a lemon dressing; Insalate di Mare – a refreshing shrimp, squid, bay scallops, and octopus salad and the perfect-for-sharing Fritto Misto di Mare – a selection of fried, fresh seafood. New primi Piatti showcase complex flavors with traditional techniques and include Gnocchi alla Sorrentina – handmade gnocchi with buffalo mozzarella, fresh tomato sauce and basil then baked in the oven – and a personal favorite of the chef’s, Paccheri con Polpo Pomodorini E Olive Taggiasca – paccheri pasta with Mediterranean octopus, Taggiasca olives, and cherry tomatoes. Originating from Southern Italy, paccheri is a tube-shaped pasta that pairs well with seafood. Quattro Gastronomia Italiana is located at 1014 Lincoln Road in South Beach. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily. Reservations are strongly suggested. (305) 531-4833.

Zulma Torres

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