Lincoln Road May Get Celebrity Chef

Lincoln Road

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

Lincoln Road May Get Celebrity Chef:

Planning board to consider application for new restaurant

Celebrity chef Thierry Marx wants to bring his talents to South Beach. Marx is part of a group that has filed an application with the Miami Beach Planning Board for a new restaurant to be located at 800 Lincoln Road. MILA Miami will serve “a mix of Japanese and Mediterranean fare” in the recently added rooftop area of the building.
 
The food will be “complemented by world class cocktails and exquisite design and upscale ambience,” according to a letter of intent written by attorney Michael Larkin.
 
MILA will have a total of 247 seats, 150 inside and 97 outdoors. The restaurant will have a private entrance on Meridian with two elevators to take patrons to the rooftop. The outdoor area will include “a small water feature” and an outdoor bar counter (which requires approval by the City’s Historic Preservation Board).
 
Marx is listed as Executive Chef & Partner. According to his bio, he received his first Michelin Star at “Roc en Val” in Tours, France, in 1988, and another Michelin star at “Cheval Blanc” in Nimes, in 1991. He later spent a few years training in Asia and still spends a few months a year in Japan. In 2016, he opened the fine dining restaurant “Bistro Marx” in Ginza, Tokyo. Since April 2010, he has been Executive Chef at Mandarin Oriental, Paris for the 2 Michelin Star “Sur-mesure by Theirry Marx” and “Le Camelia.”
 
Also on the MILA Miami team is Jennifer Le Nechet, described as a “real self-taught bartender at “Café Moderne” in Paris.” She became the first woman and first French candidate to win the award for “Best Bartender of the World,” bestowed by an international jury at the 2016 competition. According to the Planning Board application, “At MILA, Jennifer will design a unique and exclusive cocktail list [and] will be in charge of selecting the most outstanding organic sakes, wines and alcohols.”
 
Greg Galy, previously president of luxury dining group Fig & Olive, is also part of the group.
 
The complete application can be viewed here.

Miami Beach Planning Board
Tuesday, February 26, 1:00 pm
City Hall, Commission Chambers

Renderings: STA Architectural Group


 
 
Birds Eye View of MILA Miami on the rooftop of 800 Lincoln Road from the Planning Board filing

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