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Award-Winning Mediterranean Dining Experience Cleo opens in South Beach
Added By: Melissa Torres

Celebrated Culinary Concept CLEO has officially opened at The Redbury South Beach.

Dubbed by CNN as "Best New Restaurant," Cleo was created by the acclaimed Chef Danny Elmaleh and will be overseen at the South Beach location by Executive Chef Richard Bennet. "We are elated to bring Cleo, my favorite restaurant, to South Florida." said Marcelo Tenenbaum. "There's absolutely nothing like it in the area, and we can't wait for Redbury's guests to enjoy this unique and amazing culinary experience in a very special setting."

Following a recent aesthetic refresh, Cleo's distinctly vibrant and celebrated menu will evoke a contemporary mezze bar and offer its signature shared-plate, social dining experience. Drawn from a variety of influences, Cleo's cuisine will showcase a modern twist on the ingredients and cultures of the eastern and southern Mediterranean, with a collection of notable dishes prepared in a wood-burning oven. Along with Cleo's established menu, Chef Danny Elmaleh will also draw upon the flavors of Miami forging culinary touches that celebrate the local culture.

The 180-seat indoor/outdoor space will pay homage to the international Cleo brand, boasting lively music and an inviting atmosphere. Keeping tradition, the restaurant will offer its signature celebratory plate break, beginning with a slow clap throughout the restaurant, and adding to diners' shared experience on special occasions.

The menu will feature an eclectic selection including shared-plates of fresh meats, seafood and vegetables; delicious salads, homemade Lafa flatbreads, and a delectable raw bar, as well as a variety of vegetarian options. Signature dishes include Kibbeh Nayyeh Lamb Tartare, Bulgar, Mint, Lebaneh; Moroccan Fried Chicken Apricot Mustard, Harissa Aioli; Falafel Tahini, Tabbouleh; and Grilled Branzino Cauliflower Couscous, Lebaneh, Zhoug. Complementing the cuisine, Cleo's bar will offer a hand-crafted cocktail program using fresh ingredients and carefully curated wine list. Cleo guests will be able to dine indoors or al fresco with dinner served at 5pm-11pm from Sunday-Thursday and 5pm-midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

"Cleo is a concept close to my heart, and I love that we're able to offer authentic Eastern Mediterranean cuisine in a unique setting that features sbe's signature hip, fun environment," said Chef Danny Elmaleh. "Our very first Cleo was in a Redbury, so it's exciting to return to our roots with this location – in addition to our current outposts in Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles, Baha Mar and Kuwait."

Cleo at the Redbury South Beach is located at 1776 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139 and valet parking is available on 18th Street. A limited Cleo menu will be served in-room at The Redbury South Beach available 24-hours a day. For more information, call (305) 534-2536.

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