Culinary duo Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth known for their fun and unique dim sum concept, The Sarsaparilla Club at The Shelborne Hotel will launch their second culinary venture in Miami Beach’s Sunset Harbour neighborhood, with a highly-anticipated new seafood restaurant, Stiltsville Fish Bar, Scheduled to open September 2017.
The concept, formed in collaboration with Ignacio Garcia-Menocal’s Grove Bay Hospitality Group (GBHG) is inspired by McInnis’ childhood fishing off Florida’s panhandle and love of simply prepared seafood, and will embrace classic seafood cookery and modern techniques, paired with a beverage menu of refreshing Key West style drinks.
The all-day offerings will feature fresh, locally sourced seafood and ingredients. Expect an approachable menu of Snacks, Small Plates, Salads, Large Plates, Whole Fish and Sides including Green Eggs & Ham – green deviled eggs, crispy country ham and pickles; Grilled Peaches & Ricotta – cornbread croutons, jalapeño, petite greens and molasses vinegar; Yellow Jack Tiradito – avocado, Tabasco powdered popped corn, aji amarillo chili, cilantro and lime; and a Pimento Cheese Croquette & Goober Salad – boiled peanuts, heirloom tomatoes, baby spinach and sorghum maple vinegar.
Hearty Large Plates will include Shrimp N’ Grits – stone ground grits, Creole sausage, melted tomato, sweet peas and shrimp butter; and a Bone Marrow Crusted N.Y. Strip with buttermilk whipped potatoes, grilled broccoli and tomato jam. Whole Fish will be served fried with tamarind BBQ sauce, fresh herbs and chilies or steamed with key lime, jalapeno, tupelo honey and basil. Sides, available a la carte, will include a Salt ‘N’ Malt Vinegar Smashed Potato; Tostones with black garlic aioli; and Ratatouille filled with Yukon whipped potatoes.
The beverage program will be inspired by the fun and laid back style of drinks found in Key West with inventive twists. The two-story locale creates a relaxed ambiance. On the first floor there is an inviting open dining room with a large bar and nautical inspired décor. Opening in 2018, the upstairs deck will be a place for guests to lounge in a comfy hammock seat and watch as the sun sets with a drink in hand.
Stiltsville Fish Bar will be located at 1787 Purdy Avenue on Miami Beach. The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner daily. Weekend brunch and a daily fish market with grab and go options will launch at a later date. Visit www.stiltsvillefishbar.com.