A well-known Miami chef is now offering up an exclusive dining experience where only six people are served each seating,
Where? At Faena Hotel Miami Beach, which recently debuted El Secreto Omakase, a one-of-a-kind, intimate speakeasy-style omakase experience curated by James Beard Award-winning chef Paul Qui.
El Secreto Omakase features a six-seat bar with just two seatings per night, and a tasting menu of Tokyo-style sushi and Kyoto-style kaiseki. A stunning private bar, the space is tucked behind Faena Hotel Miami Beach’s candlelit cava and the red velvet folds of Faena Theater, El Secreto Omakase will introduce a remarkable new culinary experience to Faena District.
In Japanese, the word ‘omakase’ is translated to ‘I leave it up to you’, or in gastronomic speak: chef’s selection. The intimate, singular experience will offer an ever-evolving tasting menu inspired by Qui’s extensive training in Japanese cuisine.
Qui’s passion for sushi blossomed early in his career with his decade-long tenure at Tyson Cole’s Uchi in Austin before launching the first high-end omakase concept in Texas. The opening of El Secreto Omakase marks Qui’s longstanding dream of opening a discrete sushi restaurant, presenting innovative flavors, and the best technique and freshest fish from around the world.
El Secreto Omakase is an intimate six seat dining cove tucked within the walls of Faena Hotel Miami Beach. Guests will discover a stunning art-deco inspired space, outfitted with onyx black walls, a bronze bar, and intricate gilded artworks by renowned artists Juan Gatti and Amaya Bouquet.
El Secreto Omakase offers two distinct menus, one featuring the highest quality seafood flown in daily and another showcasing innovative vegetarian dishes. Highlights from the menu include sea urchin from Hokkaido, sustainable bluefin tuna from Baja, and Sanuki Olive Wagyu from Kagawa Prefecture in Japan. The menu is complimented by a curated beverage program showcasing top shelf spirits, beer, wine, craft cocktails and small-batch sakes.
Founded by Alan Faena and Len Blavatnik in 2000, Faena is global leader in the luxury lifestyle industry. A pioneer in its field, Faena has made innovation the heart of all its endeavors, specializing in the creation of one-of a-kind holistic environments anchored in cultural experiences, which integrate residences, hotels, art and cultural spaces.
The multi-award-winning Faena Districts are internationally renowned for shifting the gravitational center of cities, expanding their social footprint and becoming new cultural epicenters. Its projects are platforms for personal expression, cultural interaction and original thinking — destination landmarks encompassing new buildings, revitalized historic properties, and transformational experiences, which Faena develops collaboratively with teams of leading architects, designers and artists.
El Secreto Omakase is open five days a week, Wednesday through Sunday, for dinner with seatings at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Vegetarian menu options are available upon request. El Secreto Omakase is priced at $295.00 per person. For reservations or additional information call 786-655-5600.