INSPIRED BY THE EUROPEAN RIVIERA’S OF ITALY, SPAIN, PORTUGAL, AND GREECE.
To be immersed within one of Miami’s burgeoning culinary destinations, Downtown Coral Gables will soon welcome a coastal European restaurant to join its flourishing collection of dining experiences, with the opening of M House this summer. M House’s approach to cuisine will celebrate the legacy of late visionary Chef Alfredo Alvarez – best known in Coral Gables for his renowned former Giacosa restaurant – whose prodigy, Chef Abraham Silva, will helm the new restaurant’s kitchen as executive chef.
In his debut role leading M House’s menu creation and kitchen team, Chef Silva brings diverse experience from some of Miami’s most coveted dining locales. He formerly served as executive sous chef of Brickell’s famed East Hotel at Brickell City Centre, where he oversaw all hotel and restaurant food and beverage operations. Prior to that, Chef Silva trained under Chef Alvarez at Miami River hotspot Seasalt and Pepper – now known as Seaspice – which sparked their close friendship and culinary collaboration.
Since then, Chef Silva’s gastronomic travels have taken him throughout Europe, where he furthered his perfection of authentic coastal European cooking styles utilizing the Josper Charcoal Oven, a method that will serve as a cornerstone of M House’s offerings. Upon his stateside return, Chef Silva has applied his epicurean prowess to curate unique recipes, to soon be unveiled, that embody the lively spirit and dynamic essence of the seaside lifestyle.
M House will be inspired by the signature flavors of coastal regions like Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greece, while incorporating a medley of expertly-sourced ingredients, both local and those tailored to a true European seaside palate. Guests will dine in an indoor/outdoor oasis, where urban relics will intertwine with modern tropical elements to showcase a relaxed, yet elegant and social ambiance. M House’s distinctive layout features an L-shaped dining room, bar and lounge area, and outdoor terrace designed by Sanchez + Coleman Studio, led by recognized fashion designer Angel Sanchez and acclaimed interior designer Christopher Coleman. Upon its unveiling, the restaurant will be the duo’s first commercial interior design endeavor.