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Bagatelle: French Cuisine with a Twist

By Angela Betancourt
Photography Courtesy of Bagatelle

As Miami further cements itself as a major player in the global culinary stage, it continues to attract the
attention of celebrated restaurant brands from around the world. Bagatelle, the upscale modern French cuisine restaurant with locations in New York, St. Barth, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, St. Tropez, and Dubai, is the latest restaurant brand to establish a location in Miami Beach.

Bagatelle owners Remi Laba and Auymeric Clemente recently opened the 144-seat location on South Beach at 2000 Collins Ave after much anticipation. Zagat even included it in its Miami’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2015 list.

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Executive Chef Matthieu Godard formerly of Boulud is at the helm serving modern French dishes such as Lamb Horiatiki; Poulet Entier Roti a la Truffe – whole truffled roasted chicken, country style potatoes, caramelized cipollini, button mushrooms, thyme chicken, and Jus; Gambas au Pastis – Jumbo prawn, fl ambé with Ricard anise; and Gnocchi Truffes a la Parisienne – homemade gnocchi, black truffle sauce, with aged parmesan cheese among many others. Bagatelle also offers diners a worldly collection of wines and champagne.

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The dining experience extends beyond the plate and into the restaurant’s décor. Guests will enjoy their meal or drinks in an environment that makes art an integral part of the dining process. Design company Celano Design kept the familiar looks of its sister locations of beige and white furnishings but accented them with decorative moldings, elegant banquets, and crystal chandeliers. Vibrant pop art provided by the Opera Gallery can also be found hanging on the walls; giving an extra dimension of color. These exclusive pieces of art will constantly rotate and works by artist SEEN, known as the “Godfather of Graffiti,” will be a premier artist on display.

In addition to its unique design, Bagatelle is also known for its party atmosphere. The owners have every
intention of living up to their reputation of being one of the liveliest culinary destinations in the world. A DJ spinning the latest music hits and live performances throughout the night are to be expected. The music gets louder with each passing hour and there is a “St. Tropez meets South Beach” energy that permeates throughout the entire restaurant. Just like its other locations, Bagatelle has already begun attracting some of the city’s tastemakers and is quickly becoming one of the hottest spots in town.

Bagatelle is located at
2000 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
For more information, please visit
www.bistrotbagatelle.com

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