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unnamed-206Chef de Cuisine Juan Loaisiga from The Traymore Restaurant and Bar at Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach, the inaugural hotel property in the U.S by COMO Hotels and Resorts, will make his debut at this year’s Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE during the restaurant’s participation in two of the festival’s sold-out signature events.

Chef Juan has been selected to make his inaugural participation on behalf of the restaurant during two signature events over the four-day festival, including a special dinner, co-hosted with Chef Michael Anthony and Chef Michel Nischan at The Traymore Restaurant and Bar, as well as at Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best sponsored by Bank of America at Fontainebleau Miami Beach.  

“I am thrilled to be making my debut on behalf of The Traymore Restaurant and Bar at this year’s highly anticipated South Beach Wine & Food Festival,” says Chef Juan. “With the restaurant being selected for participation in such prestigious events, and alongside such acclaimed talent, we could not have asked for a more exciting second year of involvement.  I look forward to introducing some of my favorite seafood dishes to this year’s attendees.”

For the Farm-to-Table Dinner on Saturday, February 27th at The Traymore Restaurant and Bar, Chef Juan will be joined by fellow chefs Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern and Untitled at the Whitney in New York City, and three-time James Beard Foundation award winning chef Michel Nischan of Wholesome Wave in Connecticut, for an intimate four-course dinner during which a set menu will be prepared by each chef developing their own dish in the kitchen.  During this unique culinary collaboration, passed hors d’oeuvres will be created by Chef Juan for the welcome reception and will include Brioche CrostiniFoie Gras and Berries CompoteShrimp CroquettesGolden Gazpacho with Scallops Ceviche and Manchego Truffle Mini Bites.  The appetizer will comprise of Barely Touched Vegetables with Roots, Stems and Leaves, developed by Chef Michael Anthony.  Chef Juan will present the first entrée – Green Mint Pea Puree, Poached Halibut and Orange Carrot Nage;  Chef Michel Nischan will present a Wild Alabama Venison and Smooth Kabocha Squash with “Hunter Sauce” as the second entrée.  The Traymore’s Executive Pastry Chef, Stephane Bertho, will delight attendees with a Stella Dark Chocolate, Passion Fruit Mousse, Biscuit Joconde and Lemon sorbet to finish for dessert.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach presents Wine Spectator’s Best of the Best on Friday, February 26th.  As one of more than 60 participating restaurants, Chef Juan and The Traymore Restaurant and Bar will showcase a premium signature dish to an attendance of several hundred people. Chef Juan will be presenting his Golden Gazpacho with ceviche,
 during one of the festival’s most popular evening events.

All net proceeds from the Festival benefit the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.  The Festival has raised more than $22 million to date for the School.

Reservations at The Traymore Restaurant and Bar can be made by calling 305-695-3600, by emailing or via Open Table. Discounted valet parking will apply for restaurant guests. Positioned as one of the leading restaurants in Miami Beach by Trip Advisor, The Traymore Restaurant and Bar is nestled within the sublime Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach hotel, and continues to set the standard for sophisticated and approachable dining in South Florida.                               

Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach is located at 2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140.  For more information, visit <> . Become friends with Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach at, follow on Twitter @COMOHotels

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