There’s a new gin & tapas bar in Miami and here’s everything you need to know.
The team behind Downtown neighborhood bar, Lost Boy Dry Goods, is opening their first restaurant concept at the end of November. Tropezón, which means “to stumble” in Spanish is an Andalusian gin and tapas restaurant inside the new Esmé Miami Beach hotel located in the Mediterranean-like corridors of South Beach’s Española Way.
Co-founders Randy Alonso and Chris Hudnall’s move to Española Way along with other local concepts like Benh Mi, a Vietnamese-inspired banh mi sandwich shop by Chef Benjamin Murray and Chef Michael Kaplan, adds to the local revival of a historically touristic area in Miami Beach. Giving us a reason to stop by and support Miami’s talented food and beverage concepts.
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“We want Tropezón to be a local favorite and a versatile destination where you can stumble in for a cheeky tapa or cocktail, a weekday Gin & Tonic, or a late-night Friday gathering with friends on the most charming street on Miami Beach,” says co-owner Chris Hudnall. “We’re bringing that same community vibe we created in Downtown to the beach and making it feel like home,” he adds.
For those that love the vibe and drinks at Lost Boy as much as we do, get ready for a proper Gin & Tonic. Expect different variations, and a collection of more than 20 house-infused gins made with tea, seasonal fruits, nuts, and cured meats (WOW). Infusions include Hojiblanca Olive and Blue Matcha Yuzu. As well as updated classics like Vermut and Rose Sangria and Gin Martinis. The bar list also covers Sherry, Vermouth, and a selection of classic Spanish cocktails.
As far as the Spanish tapas menu goes, Chef Raymond Li is taking the lead. Inspired by the flavors of the Andalusia region, Chef Raymond will be serving tapas for lunch and dinner. The indoor and outdoor space will be reminiscent of Spanish saloons with a Western twist.
Chef Ray’s ingredient-driven approach will focus on seafood, vegetables, and olive oil cooking. Traditional favorites will include jamón iberico and gazpacho with Arabic and Moroccan influence and Mediterranean flavors.
Tropezon’s will also add a modern twist to classic Spanish dishes. For example, their version of a pan con tomate is presented in a deconstructed style with turmeric sourdough bread. Their texture-forward boquerones fritos (fried anchovies) incorporate charcoal into the batter. And lastly, but on the top of our list is the tortilla espanola. Made with a traditional creamy center served with a yuzu kosho and piquillo sauce.
Tropezón is one of several new concepts set to open by Lost Boy & Co, the hospitality group behind Downtown’s neighborhood bar, Lost Boy Dry Goods.
Tropezón is located at 512 Espanola Way. They will be open daily from 4 PM to Midnight. Launching with dinner service first with plans to open for breakfast and late-night tapas.