Mayfair House Hotel & Garden Welcomes Chef Jimmy Lebron
The Bar Lab chef pops up at the hotel's Mayfair Grill restaurant
For many people visiting Miami, Brickell and the neighboring city of Miami Beach are on their radar.
But Coconut Grove is the city’s most beautiful neighborhood filled with lush tree-lined streets, great restaurants, a neighborhood feel, and a charming boutique hotel to rest your head at the end of the day.
While even locals get confused about this, Coconut Grove is part of the City of Miami, with Miami City Hall located in the former Pan American Airlines Seaplane Terminal.
Coconut Grove is home to several interesting restaurants including the Michelin-starred Ariete, cute boutique shops, a Saturday farmers’ market, and a waterfront designed for strolling.
The Grove is also home to the Mayfair House Hotel and Garden, a gorgeous boutique hotel that boasts a landscaped atrium, rooftop bar and pool, and an art-meets-bohemian vibe.
The Mayfair House Hotel and Garden will host chef Jimmy Lebron for a pop-up dinner tomorrow, January 31. Dinner reservations are available from 5 to 7 p.m. at the property’s Mayfair Grill.
Lebron, who gained notoriety at Bar Lab’s Broken Shaker, 27 Restaurant & Bar, and Hoja Taqueria, will offer a menu of modernized-authentic Mexican cuisine. Dishes will include wahoo crudo, oxtail barbacoa taquitos, and lamb shawarma tacos. Guests will also be able to take advantage of the restaurant’s Vino Wednesday, which offers select wines at half the usual price.
Lebron tells Broken Palate that he was inspired by Mayfair Grill’s wood-fueled open-fire flavors of the American Southwest and to work with the team at Mayfair Grill, operated by Miami restaurant group, Lost Boy & Co. “I wanted to bring some of the Oaxacan dishes we work with at Hoja. Many of my good friends work at Lost Boy & Co. – I’ve seen them grow from day one. It’s good to finally collaborate with their stellar team.”
Lebron, who is behind an eclectic group of restaurants, says that his creative process when it comes to a menu or even an evening’s pop-up menu starts with scouting out a neighborhood — and its restaurants. “I am my biggest critic. I always go into a new city without writing the menu, look around the neighborhood, and see what other restaurants are offering. I want to be different and stand out,” he says.
A native of Miami, Lebron is proud of how Miami’s food scene has evolved and is excited about the city’s culinary future. “I love to see how much it has grown in the past 10 years and how we still have so much more room for growth.”
There’s still time to make reservations for Lebron’s pop-up via Resy. Check out the Mayfair House and Garden’s other culinary-focused activities like a QP Tapas Takeover, a Galentine’s Day Celebration, and more here.