The Wynwood Arts District in Miami welcomed the swank gallery-meets-restaurant and lounge Cafeina with a fabulous cocktail party on January 14th and not only gave the party brigade a new location to explore, it also created a fabulous new nightspot where Carlos Alves’ ceramic assemblages “Animal Instincts” were on display. Chef Guily Booth rolled out the red carpet with free hors d’oeuvres and complimentary cocktails until midnight, and DJs Lolo and Joe Dert were on deck for back-to-back sets.
Owner Ivette Naranjo worked with prominent designer Pepe Calderin to create a luxe lounge space in the frontier reaches of Miami’s emerging Arts District. Following a highly-regarded sneak preview during December’s Art Basel, the restaurant has gone through final preparation for this public grand opening. Merging art and nightlife, the lounge features over 1,500 square feet of party space, an adjacent 1,000 square foot art gallery and a 5,000 square foot garden.
The first venue in Wynwood with a full liquor license, the restaurant boasts a caffeine-fueled cocktail list and a gourmet tapas style menu. Chef Guily Booth, whose crab cakes were recently lauded by Martha Stewart, also whips up Kobe beef sliders, tuna tacos, and shrimp lollypops. Owner Naranjo remarked, “Wynwood Art District has become Miami’s version of the ‘SoHo’ reincarnation. Each new restaurant, gallery and shop that opens here adds character to the area and breathes new life into Wynwood. Cafeina is another piece of that puzzle.”
Cafeina is located at 297 NW 23 Street in the Miami Arts District serving food Wednesday through Saturday 6pm-midnight and drinks until 4am. Valet and self parking available. (305) 438-0792
297 NW 23 Street