Tantalize Miami, the splashy, flashy, “neo Baroque inspired,” “Pan Latin” restaurant slash event space slash night club that may or may not be the subject of yet another Miami-based reality show, has tapped a legit culinary source in the form of Horacio Rivadero, who has signed on as executive chef.
In 2012, Rivadero was named Food and Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef for the Gulf Region, and in 2014 he was a James Beard Award Best Chef: South semifinalist for his work as exec chef at The District. Shaving off the treacly spin–“Tantalize Miami will take guests on an epic and seductive gastronomical exploration,” diners will discover dishes such as tuna foie gras in a sweet soy glaze and seaweed salad, El Potente–shrimp, lobster, octopus, and clams in a passion fruit sauce, lam foie gras meatballls with pistachio chimichurri and mushroom chicharron, and Pato Imperial–confit duck legs and roasted duck breast with saffron rice and piquillo peppers.
Joining Rivadero in the kitchen are executive sous and pastry chef Veronica Manolizi and sous chef Jason Vidal.
(No word on what happened to former executive chef Rene Reyes and executive sous chef Justin Bishop, whom the restaurant named in media materials earlier this spring.)
Tantalize opens June 9 at 330 Lincoln Rd.