Juvia restaurant - Miami, USA
Husband and wife restaurateurs Jonas and Alexandra Milan travelled the globe to source inspiration for their new Miami venture. They commissioned Venezuelan architect Alejandro Barrios-Carrero to design this open-air penthouse - perched over the 1111 Lincoln Road office building and Herzog & de Meuron parking garage - who mixed a tropical flavour into the massive concrete structure. A private elevator featuring a colourful video by artist Lorenzo Bustillos, leads to the retractable rooftop space where a 22-foot Amazonian-inspired plant wall by botanist Patrick Blanc welcomes visitors into the restaurant overlooking Miami Beach. The décor features white oak tables by Piero Lissoni, hand-woven chairs designed by Patricia Urquiola and lamps by Thomas Patterson. The menu combines Asian cuisine with French techniques and South American ingredients, such as the Salmon Nashi served with truffle oil, truffle salt, dry miso, and micro arugula or the Causa Croquet served with tuna, Peruvian potato and ají Amarillo.