Looking to give your senses a trip of a lifetime? Having recently opened at the end of February, Kaori prides itself on taking its client through a luxurious journey of the senses from your first cocktail to dessert. The first restaurant by “Million Dollar Chef” Italian Celebrity Chef Walter Martino, guests can expect to be surrounded in a cutting-edge, 360-degree cinematography technology with art, ambient music, intoxicating scents, and exclusive seating. Italian and Japanese influences will combine to execute the pioneering and stunning dishes crafted with only the best ingredients.
When you first walk into Kaori, which actually translates to ‘inner beauty’ in Japanese, you are immediately greeted by the music and the cinematography all throughout the restaurant. You will also notice that the spot only seats 24 people, which helps really create a sense of exclusivity.
Now, when you look at the menu you can expect dishes like Bresaola Wagyu Beef, Caciotta DI Bufala Cilento, Iceberg, Mango, Giusti Balsamic and Truffle Honey, sashimi, ceviche, brocheta or indulgent homemade pastas like the Fagottini Stuffed with Caciotta White Truffle of Alba Piemonte served in Pistacho of Bronte Sauce. Sushiotto is a signature section at Kaori that harmoniously combines risotto and fresh fish ranging from a saffron essence to a rich calamari ink.
They also have an amazing cocktail program that was curated by Nick Nistico who successfully developed programs for Volver by Chef Jose Garces and the Regent Cocktail Club in Miami. You can expect cocktails like a cherry wood Smoked Old Fashioned served in a Smoked Snifter Glass, Bell Pepper Caraway shaken with Red chili and cilantro oil dots and an Apricot Fig infused beverage.
Just to sign off, not sure why he is called the “Million Dollar Chef?” Prior to opening Kaori, Chef Walter served as a private chef in Ibiza where he served a variety of high-end cliental including, the Prince of Dubai. He designed one the most expensive plates in the world, which was a masterpiece of art glistening in solid gold and 84 diamonds. The Royal Prince then purchased the plate for one million euros after dinner in Ibiza, giving Chef Walter Martino the title of “Million Dollar Chef.”
Kaori is only open for dinner with operating hours from 6-12 PM, located on 1250 S. Miami Avenue in Brickell. On Friday and Saturday the restaurant is open until 2 AM serving dishes from the raw bar and cocktails starting at 12 PM. Reservations can be made on Open Table or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.