Verde Restaurant Welcomes New Spring Menu by New Chef Loris Navone
Constellation Culinary Group (CCG) announced the appointment of Loris Navone to executive chef at Verde restaurant located inside the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in Downtown Miami. The chef, who brings global experience to the waterfront restaurant, has launched a new locally-sourced and seasonal menu that is inspired by PAMM’s rotating art exhibitions that are showcased throughout the season.
In his new role, Navone will direct and oversee all food service operations throughout the expansive museum restaurant, known for its sprawling views of Biscayne Bay and an artistic approach to casual dining. The eatery collaborates with Pérez Art Museum Miami to host an ongoing series of events, including the launch of its latest exhibition, “Love is Calling,” by globally-celebrated artist Yayoi Kusama.
Navone launched his formidable hospitality career studying at the Culinary Institute IRFoP in Trieste, Italy, before taking on a wide variety of high-profile positions spanning Italy to Singapore, and Washington, DC, to South Florida. One of many career high points is his contribution to winning BRAVO TV’s Best New Restaurant competition for Dolce Italian at Miami Beach’s Gale Hotel during his tenure as Chef de Cuisine in 2015.
“Loris’ dedication to sustainable food and his global experience bring a new and unique perspective to Verde’s spring menu,” explained Adelee Cabrera, VP of operations for Constellation Culinary Group. “You can truly see his culinary passion shine when choosing from the menu's offerings, including a selection of dishes that were inspired by Yayoi Kusama’s latest exhibit at PAMM.”
The menu launches at Verde today, offering a collection of new dishes, including the Miso-Roasted Salmon ($32), which is served with a corn puree, soy reduction, baby bok choy, tsuyu broth and rice pearls and the Verde Risotto ($20), a new signature dish, which includes a creamy spinach puree, gorgonzola cream and topped with pine nuts. Navone has also brought back a signature Verde dish, the Brick Chicken ($28), served with crispy smashed potatoes and baby kale. Additional new menu items include the Roasted Sunchokes ($18), offering a great crunch and perfectly seasoned with lemon aioli, parmesan, parsley, lemon gremolata and topped with toasted Panko breadcrumbs; the Grilled Baby Bok Choy, which is served with a sweet soy glaze, miso aioli, onion and garlic crumble and topped with toasted sesame seeds with chives. For those who enjoy something fresh, the Tomatoes and Stracciatella ($16) is a combination of Heirloom tomatoes, grains and Stracciatella cheese topped with a flavorful dressing of mint, tahini and Baldi olives or the new Verde Salad ($17), which includes escarole lettuce, green goddess dressing, asparagus, zucchini, pistachio, and a selection of herbs including parsley, mint and chives. The dish is topped with green grapes and French beans, adding to the all-green motif, perfectly personifying Verde restaurant in the form of a dish. A new pizza called First Love ($18) has been added to the menu, which includes Stracciatella cheese, tomato sauce, prosciutto ham, arugula and a sun-dried tomato puree.
Verde is a waterfront eatery that boasts a breezy veranda, offering spacious offerings for outdoor dining, just steps from Maurice A. Ferré Park. Verde also has an indoor dining room with capacity for 100 diners, offering a lunch service Thursday to Sunday from 11AM to 4PM and dinner service on Thursdays from 5PM to 8PM. For more information visit pamm.org/en/dining.