Rumors That I Wish I Never Heard

by Ryan @ MRPR on January 21, 2010

Lately there have been a couple of rumors about big name out-of-town chefs that aren’t coming to Miami.  I’m not sure how that’s news but far be it from me to not repeat it.

Apparently, there was a rumor that Mario Batali might open a place in the Eden Roc.  But it ain’t happening, according to Short Order.

And have you heard the one about Iron Chef Morimoto opening up a place on South Beach?  Me neither.  But apparently that’s not happening either, according to Eater Miami.

And a random post on Chowhound claims that Jose Andres might open a spot with SLS, which owns the Ritz Plaza Hotel on South Beach.  Andres opened The Bazaar in a Los Angeles hotel also run by SLS.   So at least this doesn’t seem entirely far-fetched but obviously it is beyond a rumor at this point.

That’s the rundown for now.  Strangely unsatisfying.  Oh, and in export news, apparently Michael Schwartz is opening up a Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in the Caymans.


Lesley January 21, 2010 at 8:49 pm

Morimoto was rumored to be looking at that warehouse space lawwwwng ago (June 2008—
….nothing came of it and then in November I heard a similar rumor of Morimoto opening, this time in downtown Miami (!), so I spoke w/his biz manager, Mark Stone, who told us not so much but he’d let me know! When I hear, I will be sure to spread the word!

Ryan @ MRPR January 21, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Thanks Lesley. Who would you be more excited to have open up a spot in Miami — Morimoto or Jose Andres? Close call for me but I lean towards Morimoto.

Buena Vista January 22, 2010 at 9:54 am

Jose Andres. All of his restaurants in DC are bad ass.

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