Tom Colicchio, the New York-based chef, restaurateur and Top Chef head judge, is making Miami a major part of his career in the new year.
On Jan. 21, Bravo TV will air the premiere episode of Best New Restaurant, a Colicchio-hosted show featuring five Miami-Dade restaurants: R House, Tongue & Cheek, The Federal, Buns & Buns and Dolce.
Also in early 2015, Colicchio will open and oversee four new food-and-beverage spots in the new 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach (2377 Collins Ave.), the names of which Miami.com learned today (even though Colicchio leaked one on social media several weeks ago):
Beachcraft: A “Mediterranean-inspired menu will showcase South Florida’s farms and fishermen in a stylish, seaside setting.”
Sandbox: Poolside restaurant.
Sand Bar: Poolside bar.
Tom on Collins: Lobby bar.
Stay tuned for menus, opening dates and other details.