A Bohemian Gem Meets Gypsy Glam
A favored beachside bungalow among the creative jet set for its 1930’s Spanish Colonial charm and bohemian spirit, Casa Claridge’s serves up colorful lashings of fun at the hotel’s buzzy Gitano restaurant and lively ocean-view rooftop bar.
GITANO MIAMI AT CASA FAENA
Spread out on a pillow-strewn Bedouin tipi to bask in a sunset Golden Hour while grooving to gypsy-disco and tippling tropical libations like Gitano’s signature Jungle Fever, muddled with cilantro, chili and lime; Connie Girl, a bright mix of basil-and-cucumber-infused Haku vodka, agave and lime; and The Queen, whose blend of Monkey 47 gin, lavender-infused honey, lemon and orange juice, goes down wickedly smooth. For a quick energy kick, order a Gitano Carajilo—Gitano’s take on an espresso martini. Health-conscious guests will not be at a loss with delicious elixirs like Purity and Ginger Mint.
The plant-filled ground-floor restaurant delivers Tulum vibes and an authentic taste of Mexico thanks to Puebla-born Chef Antonio Maldonaldo. Inspired by family recipes, Maldonaldo dishes up Tlayuda, a handmade Oaxacan dish featuring refried beans, squash blossom and queso chihuahua and Pork Chop Al Pastor with achiote, pineapple, roasted tomato and basil. Flanking the art-filled courtyard are Mediterranean-chic guestrooms furnished with ornately carved beds, terracotta floors and relaxing soaking tubs. Argentine throw blankets, antique carpets and blush-pink curtains add a homey feel. Book yourself a sea-facing room to revel in views of Miami Beach’s turquoise waters, which lure visitors from near and far.
Article from Faena Journal Issue #48