Tatel, Spain's New Ambassador in Miami
After months of preparation, Tatel restaurant – the younger sibling (by age, not ambition) of Tatel Madrid – has finally opened its doors in Miami. In the Spanish capital, this restaurant has become a "must" for fans of fun, quality cuisine with a sophisticated touch, served in an atmosphere where people go to see and be seen. It's no coincidence that three of the main forces behind it are singer Enrique Iglesias, tennis star Rafael Nadal and NBA star Pau Gasol. The challenge at hand? To conquer Miami
The opening of Tatel Miami forms part of an ambitious international expansion plan that seeks to replicate the success of Tatel Madrid in dynamic and cosmopolitan cities all over the world. The formula for success involves large spaces with modern decor, a menu rooted in traditional Spanish cuisine – but with certain nods to contemporary gastronomy – live music and impeccable cocktail service.
The cuisine at Tatel Madrid is the domain of chef Nino Redruello (of Madrid restaurants La Ancha, Las Tortillas de Gabino, Fismuler and La Gabinoteca), who is also consulting and serving as gastronomy director at Tatel Miami. In his own words, "When it came to designing the menu for our first establishment in the United States, we took three factors into account: our menu has to perfectly reflect the food culture and flavors of Spain; it must also respect the identity of Tatel that we've created in Madrid – from the appetizer of bread with tomato and extra virgin olive oil, to the house-made pâté and cakes – and, finally, we also wanted to adapt this menu to Miami and its year-round 85 degree weather, while also keeping in mind that we will only be open for dinner."
Although Nino Redruello has gotten the cuisine of Tatel Miami up and running, the kitchen will be helmed by a young chef with extensive experience in the United States and an already established reputation. His name is Nicolas Mazier and, before taking on this project, he worked at Nobu Las Vegas and Nobu Miami. Mazier, a big proponent of both Mediterranean and Spanish gastronomy, also worked for several months with Nino Redruello at Tatel and Fismuler (both in Madrid), before taking the reigns at Tatel Miami.
The decor and interior design at Tatel Miami is another indisputable hook for Miami foodies. Located at 1669 Collins Avenue in the heart of South Beach, this restaurant will form part of the gastronomic offerings of Miami's Ritz Carlton Hotel.
According to Nino Redruello, "Tatel Miami has various spaces, an informal entrance hall with sofas where people can also dine, a stunning and elongated dining room with small spaces area that is separated by a glass panel where there is a cocktail-bar with an imposing round bar". Sounds pretty good, right?.
The opening of Tatel Miami forms part of an ambitious international expansion plan that seeks to replicate the success of Tatel Madrid in dynamic and cosmopolitan cities all over the world