The iconic Italian restaurant is coming back better than ever
Tavistock Restaurant Collection announces the grand reopening of Timpano Las Olas (“Timpano”). The 292-seat restaurant, which has anchored the city’s namesake Boulevard for more than 20 years, will reopen in August 2022. The reimagined Timpano will offer a bold approach to contemporary dining for guests who want to be surrounded by sophistication with a modern menu inspired by culinary heritage.
The completely revamped menu was carefully created under the direction of Tavistock Restaurant Collection’s Vice President of Food & Beverage, Michael Ferraro. It will be executed by Executive Chef Omar Lorenzana and Corporate Pastry Chef Stuart Whitfield. Chef Ferraro and Chef Stuart developed the menu over the past year together, a reunion of sorts for the duo who shared kitchen rank in several New York City restaurants.
Adding more craft and scratch practices can be seen throughout the menu, which includes an in-house baking and pastry program and handmade artisanal Italian-flour pasta. Specialty farms will also be highlighted by foraged Colusa Farms mushrooms and Wagyu beef sourced from the rangelands of Queensland, Australia.
With nostalgia and comfort in mind, Ferraro brought his family recipes to the table, from a family red sauce to his dad’s namesake Georgio’s Meatballs antipasti. The Old School Skillet-Roasted Mussels will again grace the menu but will be distinctively infused with Ferraro’s modern touch. Other classic starters include Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms made with fennel sausage, local mozzarella, and Caprese crumbs, as well as Cured Meats and Semolina-Dusted selections Calamari.
Modern-day references stretch beyond the plate at Timpano, with shareable picture-worthy moments that continue the narrative of chic and contemporary. Dining room gueridon service includes the “Parm to Table Experience” – Uni Alfredo with an enhancement offering of Timpano branded caviar served on the most delicate Versace plates – and Chef Whitfield’s Tableside Bomboloni, which unveils an illuminated version of this rustic Italian favorite.
The wine and beverage program was carefully crafted by General Manager and certified sommelier Mark Molina and Drew Romanos, front-of-house manager. Cocktails like Pecan & Pancetta Smoked Old Fashioned and delicious signatures like Timpano’s award-winning Espresso Martini grace the menu. An impressive list of curated whiskey stretches beyond the traditional, and the extensive wine list features well-known producers. The restaurant also offers a private wine tasting room that doubles as a dining room. Beyond the interiors is a stunning outdoor patio (Il Giardino) that borrows inspiration from The Secret Garden, replete with mirrors and all-weather coverings.
Timpano is one of 15 unique restaurants that comprise the Tavistock Restaurant Collection portfolio, with concepts spanning the map from South and Central Florida to Boston, Las Vegas, and Atlanta. Timpano Las Olas is located at 450 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. The restaurant is a place where food, decor, service, and energy cohabitate in a chic Italian fashion.
Timpano will open for dinner in August and, in the weeks to follow, will add lunch and brunch dining options. For more information, please visit www.timpanolasolas.com.