The highly acclaimed KLIMA Restaurant and Bar – a recently introduced culinary concept inspired by contemporary gastronomy from Barcelona – debuts its lunch menu with a series of dishes that continues the restaurant’s excellence in Catalonian-style Western Mediterranean cuisine courtesy of Executive Chef David “Rusti” Rustarazo.
Chef Rusti introduces a unique menu of gastronomic specialties that demonstrates his diverse range of dishes that are simply prepared yet effervescent to the taste – pleasing every discerning lunchtime palate and positioning his menu as a staple for midday on Miami Beach. KLIMA’s three-course lunch offering consists of a $30 pre-fixe daily menu available from 12 Noon until 3:30pm. The menu offers alternative selections and lunch specials hand-picked by Chef Rusti on a daily basis, that will also include gluten free and vegetarian options. A reduced menu is served between 3:30pm and the first dinner seating starting at 6:00pm daily.KLIMA’s daily lunch menu introduces Chef Rusti’s broad range of midday varieties; each prepared with his own signature Catalonian style of Barcelona-inspired cooking techniques. KLIMA will debut the following lunch menu items on Monday, November 23rd.
Fennel Vichysoisse with tubers
Cucumber and yoghurt curry
Spring chicken with fingerling potatoes
Mackerel with cauliflower and dill
Junket of rice pudding
Cinnamon Strudel with Passion Fruit and yogurt ice cream
Select meats on the menu at KLIMA Restaurant and Bar are cooked to perfection in the Josper Oven– a unique charcoal-filled oven originating from Spain, created to grill meats evenly and with a perfect tenderness, resulting in a taste similar to that of an outdoor barbeque. The Josper Oven at KLIMA is only one of two currently being used in South Florida.The new lunch menu at KLIMA Restaurant and Bar will start on Monday, November 23rd, serving guests daily between 12 Noon and 3:30pm at a cost of $30 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) for a three-course pre-fix menu. A special selection of wines by the bottle or by the glass will also be available at the regular menu price.“Soft Woods” is the theme of the interior design for KLIMA Restaurant and Bar with inspirations coming from Brazil, Mexico, Sweden, Peru and Spain. Thin slates of beige wood that has been dried and aged for 6-months are packed across the ceiling of the front of the restaurant, providing an impressive initial focal point when entering the property. A comfortable lounge area, situated upon entering the restaurant, features relaxing chairs and built-in sofas adjacent to wooden and rustic cast-iron candle-lit coffee tables that creates an inviting space for happy hour cocktails or after-dinner drinks. Modern-day artwork selected and imported by both founders is placed throughout the property, accentuated by a suspended centerpiece positioned adjacent to the main dining area. Imaginatively sculpted by carved metal letters to resemble the silhouette of a human-like figure, the art piece entitled “Tel Aviv Man XVI” by Jaume Plensa from Barcelona, is a curious addition to the restaurant’s décor, as well as a painting of a Spanish Bullfighter, entitled “Matador” by Miguel Macaya and nine effervescent blocks of color that form a piece of untitled artwork by Manolo Ballesteros, also from Spain that line the walls of the bar’s lounge area. In addition to the restaurant’s main menu offered for indoor or outdoor patio dining, KLIMA’s sleek bar area offers patrons a tailored menu of small plates designed for sharing and to accompany the extensive list of wines, beers and cocktails.
The varnished floor of the restaurant’s main dining area is a natural oak throughout, while dining tables are combined with a “Caoba” tropical red wood. A select number of larger dining tables are of a premium quality black or brown tinted marble, also imported from Barcelona. Separating the bar area from the main dining room is an alluring stretch of intimate tables designed for two, with comfortable couch seating set against a tall wooden bookshelf containing the restaurant’s own collection of ornaments, models and sexually provocative books. Colorful rugs are strategically placed to compliment the wooden finishes, giving the restaurant a cozy and homely vibe. As one passes through towards the main dining area, a subtle image of ocean waves can be seen on the wall opposite the bookshelves, among which surfers are featured within the entire length of the 14-foot photograph. Around the corner, on the far wall of the spacious dining area, hangs a large horizontal mirror behind a series of elaborately designed hanging black spot lamps that also forms an artistic centerpiece unto itself.
The outdoor sub-tropical pérgola (veranda) includes marble dining tables and cane ceiling sections, some of which are transparent to allow views of the star-lit sky. Trailing foliage, potted plants and outdoor greenery climb the iron metal framework towards the indoor dining room, creating a harmonious contrast between the two areas. Lighting fixtures with hanging lampshades shaped into beehive-like wooden spheres and cylinders create an outdoor glow above colorful rugs. Heavy floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors gives diners the option for complete outdoor privacy from neighboring guests or an unobstructed view of the action inside the restaurant.
KLIMA Restaurant and Bar is located at 210 23rd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139, and is now open for daily dinner reservations from 6:00pm by calling 786.453.2779 or by emailing Reservations@klimamiami.com.
For more information, visit www.klimamiami.com