Heart & Home at Casa Tua
Updated: Apr 25, 2020
Tucked away behind lush greenery in the heart of South Beach, the chic Casa Tua is a hidden gem – a rare boutique dining and social experience that has become an icon in Miami. Step inside the intimate Mediterranean villa, outfitted with orchids and fine art, and you’re instantly transported to your home away from home.
“The literal translation of Casa Tua is your home,” said Casa Tua founder Miky Grendene, who opened the Italian restaurant, boutique hotel and Miami’s first private members club in 2001. “I am a host by nature. Growing up in Italy, I always loved to have a home filled with friends laughing and eating and creating memories together – this is something I learned from my mother and continued with my wife Leticia. When we moved to Miami 22 years ago, we wanted to build an extension of our own home – and that is how Casa Tua was born.”
Whether you’re cozying up while enjoying meticulously prepared truffle mushroom risotto in the library, toasting with a glass of wine in the candle-lit garden or celebrating a special occasion at the private 20-seat Chef’s Table by the kitchen, Grendene says he wants guests to feel like family.
“Casa Tua isn’t just a restaurant or hotel – it’s a lifestyle. It’s a total experience of good, ethically sourced food, fine art, warm service and, of course, great company. Paired with authentic Italian food, familiar service and privacy, I was lucky enough to develop a place with soul. It is the soul that keeps people coming back.”
The curated lifestyle expanded to a second outpost in Aspen, then in 2018 with the opening of a new concept – Casa Tua Cucina inside of Saks Fifth Avenue at Brickell City Centre in Miami. The 18,000-square-foot gourmet marketplace is a twist on the original Casa Tua concept but on a larger scale. Guests can taste delicate and decadent flavors across 10 distinct dining stations – from pizza and pasta to sashimi and fresh salads – all made to order.
“The common denominator is love for what we do, and we symbolize this with a heart on each one of our dishes,” said Grendene. “Casa Tua is about providing authentic food made of the finest quality ingredients to enjoy together with loved ones. At Casa Tua Cucina, we’ve been able to keep the same standard of quality and translate it to a larger audience, allowing more people to share the Casa Tua experience.”
The brand is now taking that experience overseas for the first time with a Casa Tua restaurant opening at the new JK Hotel in Paris. Plans are also in the works to expand the Casa Tua membership club globally with a shared philosophy of passion, love and sustainability. Now that’s what we call a bella vita.
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