July 20, 2024


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Cafe Marea 1939 opens at Countrywide Lodge in Miami Beach

Cafe Marea 1939 opens at Countrywide Lodge in Miami Beach


The outside terrace at Marea 1939 overlooks the Countrywide Hotel’s well-known infinity pool.

There’s a new cafe at the Nationwide Resort.

The South Beach Artwork Deco lodge, which was developed in 1939 and just lately rebranded as an adults-only lodge, has opened Marea 1939, a Spanish idea from govt chef Sergio Chamizo. The cafe options an outside terrace overlooking the well-known pool as effectively as indoor seating.

Chamizo, who grew up in coastal Spain, figured out to adore cooking by viewing his mother and grandmother and attended culinary college in Madrid. Most just lately, he was the operator and govt chef at Alma in Coconut Grove.

Those early influences will be uncovered all in excess of the menu, in these types of goods as honey-spiced duck breast and black paella with seared scallops and shrimp. Several plates will be shareable, like patatas bravas (spicy potatoes), Cantabrian anchovies and Spanish octopus.

The arrival of Marea 1939 also comes with a rebranding of the hotel’s bars. Bar 1939 overlooks the Art Deco lobby, serving handmade cocktails and gentle bites. The Playa Bar, found upcoming to the infinity pool, will also serve craft cocktails as perfectly as seasonal dishes.

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The pool at the rebranded National Resort in South Seaside. Moris Moreno

And if you want to get actually fancy, reserve the non-public cocktail lounge for specialty martinis, champagne, whiskeys and brandies.

“The National Hotel has often been an iconic home on Collins Avenue,” claimed the hotel’s administration organization in a launch. “Miami features a melting pot of cultures and activities, and we realized Chef Sergio and his group would be ready to embrace and showcase that.”

The cafe is open every day for breakfast and evening meal.

Marea 1939

Exactly where: Nationwide Hotel Miami Seaside, 1677 Collins Ave.

Several hours: 7-11 a.m. and 6-10 p.m. every day

Connie Ogle loves wine, books and the Miami Warmth. Make sure you do not make her consume a mango.