Posh Country-Style Comfort Food to Open in Miami Beach

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The Confidante, the popular Miami Beach lifestyle hotel, has partnered up with Chef Richard Hales to reveal a new restaurant concept this month: Bird & Bone.

Bird & Bone will showcase Hales’ take on American cuisine. Slated to launch on Sunday, November 27 with breakfast and dinner previews, Hales’ menu will explore the roots of American cuisine. Items offered from the menu will include a variety of influences of country cuisine, like ingredients from small farms and organic butchers.

Hales has played an important role in growing the Midtown Miami area since the 2009 showcase of the chef-driven menus of Korean street food at Sakaya Kitchen. Since then, Hales has given a modern take on authentic Chinese dishes at Blackbrick, which was nominated by Bon Appetit magazine’s “Top 50 Best New Restaurants in America.” Hales is also known for his Asian food truck, Dim Ssäm à gogo, which opened in 2010.

When asked about The Confidante’s partnership with Hales, JP Oliver, vice president and managing director of The Confidante said “It was love at first bite; I had no doubt that Chef Hales’ interpretation of Southern comfort food would be the perfect addition to our hotel. As we prepare the space for the full experience early next year, we are excited for guests and locals to get a sneak peak now and indulge in Hales’ unique style of cuisine.”  

In terms of design, Bird & Bone will soon undergo renovations, set for completion in February 2017. The style of the restaurant will take guests from Miami Beach to a quaint, authentic countryside farm house.

Since it’s unveiling in April of 2016, The Confidante has been debuting a variety of new amenities and programs available to guests of the property.  The hotel has announced a number of new culinary, beverage and wellness experiences that are currently in the works, including Nina’s House – a laid-back beach bungalow hang out – as well as a fitness and wellness partnership with V Art of Wellness, which will bring daily fitness sessions to the Miami hotel.