Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle to Open December 2, 2015

Legendary and Exclusive Island Launches New Mediterranean Restaurant, Beach Club, Hotel & Spa

​Grove Isle, historically one of Miami’s most pristine settings, is proud to welcome a new restaurant, beach club, boutique hotel and spa, entitled Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle, set to open to the public on December 2, 2015. Located on the famed lush island just a quarter mile off Coconut Grove, Palmeiras was conceptualized by hospitality gurus Sami Kohen and Jacques Wulffaert (who have partnered with Grove Isle's developers Eddy Avila, Hector Fernandez, Jorge Pinto) and will offer a myriad of dining experiences from celebrated chef Alfredo Alvarez.

Certain to become one of the most sensational dining and hospitality destinations in South Florida, Palmeiras Beach Club has incorporated the established Grove Isle experience and created an updated, contemporary vision.  The star of the food and beverage show will most certainly be the main dining room, helmed by Alvarez, the renowned Venezuelan chef who last year opened the smash hit Seasalt & Pepper on the Miami River.  The breathtaking eatery, which features indoor and outdoor seating as well as a 20-seat private dining room, will present a Mediterranean menu with dishes evocative of the Spanish, French, Italian and Greek coasts.

“When dining alongside the beautiful open water, one clearly yearns for seaside cuisine,” explains Alvarez.  “At Palmeiras, I have incorporated my favorite dishes from my travels and training across Europe and brought them to the stunning Miami coastline.”

Standout dishes from Alvarez and his Chef de Cuisine Abraham Silva, will include starters like Seared Sepia with caramelized baby artichokes, feta cheese, mint tabbouleh, tomato confit, chorizo, and piquillo peppers; the House Salumeria with prosciutto, mortadella, capicola, salami al finocchietto, house cheeses, mustard, and dates; Lobster and Tuna Cornets, Key lime, mache, frisee, tarragon, snow peas, lychees and soy dressing ; and a selection of Fruit de Mer, featuring seasonal oysters, poached wild African shrimp, steamed half Maine lobster, Alaska king crab legs and stone crabs  priced individually or presented in the traditional seafood towers à la the South of Franc. An array of homemade pastas include Alvarez’Carciofo Raviolone, delicate pastafilled with ricotta, flashed baby artichokes, tomato, sage, and finished with lemon; and hisTagliolini en Brodo, in rich Reggiano broth, with arugula, crisp lardon, thyme, parmesan, and garlic chips.

Entrees stand outs include Mediterranean Turbot with tomatillo sauce, fennel, snow peas, pearl onion, tomato confit, carrots, sturgeon caviar; Branzino with its golden crisped skin, along with garlic broccolini, baby zucchini, grape tomatoes, baby carrots, and herbs d’Provence and the 14 oz. “Duroc” Pork Chop with compressed green apples, glazed fennel, celery, shallot purée, passion fruit au jus

Of course, no Mediterranean meal would be complete without dessert, and PalmeirasChocolate Feast with Valrhona crust, black and white ganache, chocolate soil, Grand Marnier ice cream, candied pecans, and blood orange coulis  will be one to remember.

Located just off the main dining room, an exceptional Perrier Jouet Chef’s Table offers a private dining room that seats up to 20 guests. The reserved enclave will evoke the design and atmosphere of the Belle Époque or French golden age, when joie de vivre (joy of living) was the reigning mood. Also, uniquely cozy will be the Patron Tequila Lounge, a place to gather anytime of day to unwind.

In addition to the refined main and private dining rooms, Palmeiras Beach Club will feature a large awning-covered outdoor area known as the Taittinger Lounge and Beach Club. Here, guests can sip champagne and cocktails by day or night as they enjoy music, a magnificent ambiance and delicious bites from either the main dining room or pool menu.   

 The pool and beach areas – featuring cabanas, lounge chairs, and Hamptons-style day beds, are perfect for a day of relaxation.  Offering a separate menu, sunbathers can look forward to cultivated yet casual bites such as Crispy Moroccan Artichokes with cilantro dressing, piquillo peppers, and shallot confit ; Quinoa salad with tomato, black olive, piquillo peppers, shallot confit, mache, and haricot vert ; the Rock Shrimp Roll with fresh rock shrimp, pickled onion, lettuce, tomato, sriracha aioli, and cilantro ; and a Wagyu Burger - 10 oz. of American wagyu beef, pickled onions, arugula, brie cheese, and house made ketchup .

The Mediterranean-by-way-of-Miami ambience of Palmeiras Beach Club doesn’t stop at the food; the décor from outside in is decidedly an ode to the European beachside. Inside the all-white dining room, hand painted ceilings by resident artists James and Kate Hahn highlight soft ocean waters and monochromatic sea creatures, while the al fresco patio will evoke the Greek Isles with its white and blue wood tables and chairs, intimate romantic dining nooks, and an unparalleled view of breezy Biscayne Bay.

Palmeiras Beach Club can be reached by car or boat – valet parking and docking (including yachts) are available day and night.

About Palmeiras Beach Club

Beyond the shores of Coconut Grove and hidden among lush gardens - Palmeiras Beach Club at Grove Isle is your private island located only 10 minutes from downtown Miami. This oasis is the perfect escape offering an exclusive and luxury experience.

The restored property offers guests and Grove Isle members alike vast amenities including a 6,000 sq. ft. two-level spa, a marina, tennis courts, a Taittinger Lounge and Beach Club with a Perrier Jouet Chef’s Table for up to 20 guests (private dining), a Patron Tequila Lounge and a bay front restaurant with breathtaking waterfront indoor and patio seating serving Mediterranean specialties created by famed chef Alfredo Alvarez.

Palmeiras Beach Club also offers a boutique hotel with 20 rooms, with water views, and hosts waterfront weddings and private events customized to the guests' unique needs. Yachts can easily dock on the island. For restaurant and beach club reservations visit us at

You can Call us for the table and beach club reservation along with our premier dining options at 305-858-8300