[MIAMI GARDENS] – South Florida Motorsports (SFM) is bringing the very best food and beverage offerings to the Formula 1® Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix is coming May 6-8, 2022. The South Florida region is famous for its bar and restaurant culture and over the course of the race weekend, attendees to the track will get the opportunity to sample some of the best culinary delights the city has to offer.
With over a dozen local Participating Restaurants offering a range of amazing flavours, the promoters of the Formula 1® Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix are delighted to be able to bring the cuisine of South Florida to the guests of the race to enjoy. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Michelin-starred offerings as well as the flavors of Miami Gardens through the food and drink offerings of local minority-owned businesses.
Over the course of the race weekend, over 34 different participating restaurants will be responsible for the menus throughout the Miami Campus and the Miami International Autodrome. From the fan areas to the premium hospitality locations, such as the suites and MSC Cruises Yacht Club, the menus will feature a distinct Miami feel, combining the culinary expertise and produce of the area.
An expansive range of iconic local restaurant concepts emblematic of South Florida will be featured across the Miami Campus. They include eateries such as…
Seaspice has brought a vision unlike any other to the Miami River where locals and tourists flock to get a taste of the signature wood-fired casseroles and specialty-crafted cocktails, all while taking in the breathtaking scenery of the Miami River and downtown skyline.
Michael’s Genuine Cafe
This is place to sample Miami’s own James Beard Award Winning Chef Michael Schwartz’s Burgers and Fried Chicken Sandwiches. ‘Food & Wine’ said this burger was one of the best in the country — you must try with house smoked bacon or a Black Truffle Crema.
Chef Michael Schwartz’s Harry’s Pizzeria will have their brick pizza ovens making fresh-baked Pizzas, including Short Rib, Truffle Mushroom, Pepperoni and Classic Cheese, fired to order all day.
Groot Hospitality is a Miami-based collective of top restaurants, nightclubs and hotels. Officially formed in 2018 by entrepreneur, David Grutman, the company is a forerunner in its field, creating unique atmospheres of upscale dining, luxe decor, marquee entertainment and highly shareable moments. Groot Hospitality will create a bespoke experience for the 72 Club in the Miami International Autodrome Campus, and will serve a selection of signature items from its restaurants Komodo, Swan, Papi Steak, SFC, Strawberry Moon and The Key Club, such as Chips & Caviar, Peking Duck, A5 Rolls, Wagyu Pastrami and more.
Created to evoke the feeling of ‘your home’ as the name suggests, Casa Tua at Miami International Autodrome is a soulful, boutique hospitality space offering invited guests access to a trackside private members club. Located inside Paddock East, the pinnacle of Formula 1 hospitality, Casa Tua will create an atmosphere that combines fine Italian fare with welcoming service and a trackside view of the action, making it one of the most desirable areas of the circuit.
ZZ’s Club is a restaurant and private membership club from Major Food Group located in the heart of the Miami Design District, designed for individuals who appreciate the highest caliber of dining and service, unlike anywhere else in Miami. The Palm Club X ZZ’s Club will showcase a variety of exceptional Japanese dishes and cocktails in a luxurious setting to dine and watch the race.
James Beard Award-winning Chef Michelle Bernstein, a Miami native of Jewish and Latin descent, has dazzled diners and critics alike with her sublime cuisine and personality as bright and vibrant as the Florida sun. Attendees will be treated to several of Bernstein’s acclaimed South Florida concepts throughout the campus, including an exclusive preview of Sra.
Martinez, Bernstein’s forthcoming dining and entertainment experience set to open later this year in downtown Coral Gables. Sra. Martinez will offer an eclectic menu of Old-World Spanish and America favorites with innovative, contemporary twists, all infused with Bernstein’s eye for great product and her signature knack for vibrant, deceptively simple, yet layered flavors. In addition, her eponymous catering company, Michelle Bernstein Catering, will serve her award-winning cuisine for the Yacht Club area; while Sweet Liberty, ranked one of the world’s top 100 bars, will provide vibrant cocktails and innovative mixology, as well as their famous Cauliflower Nachos.
COTE, the Michelin-starred and James Beard Award-nominated KOREAN STEAKHOUSE™ and vision of proprietor Simon Kim was unveiled in Miami’s Design District this Winter. Emulating its flagship, the high-energy New York City-based locale is synonymous with marrying the fun and fire of Korean barbeque with the hallmarks of a classic, regal American steakhouse. The result is a unique and convivial atmosphere infusing a fine dining experience with world-class ingredients and service complemented with a show-stopping beverage program.
Other restaurant examples include the Peruvian Sushi bar SuViche, popular bistro Novecento, the colorful CHICA and Capri. In addition to the indulgent dishes at Yardbird (known for its heady bourbon cocktails), Menchie’s, the famous fried chicken eatery Fuku by David Chang, Japanese delights of OMAKAI Sushi, Sushi Maki, Pubbelly Sushi and Kosushi and the legendary Havana 1957 which allows you to relive the glory and glamour of Cuba in the 1950s.
“From general concourse areas to the premium hospitality spaces, we have been preparing the dining experience for Formula 1® fans for more than a year,” -Richard Cregan, CEO of the Formula 1® Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix.
“I know fans from across the world will love these unique offerings celebrating our diverse food culture, especially those from local and minority-owned restaurateurs. The culinary team will help deliver a local-authentic winning approach to food, beverage and hospitality at what will be a spectacular global event.”
In addition, 14 local minority-owned restaurants will have a presence at this year’s inaugural event in and around the Campus for the duration of the race weekend:
- Adams Catering: BBQ staple in the community
- Drinks on Me 305: Food truck offering American cuisine in the local Miami area
- Fryhead: Gourmet seafood and chicken mobile bistro
- La Vela Coffee: High-quality, freshly roasted coffee
- Lovely’s On The Go: Healthy lifestyle cuisine
- Miami Rice: Delicious hibachi meals
- Miami Slush: Flavorful slush with unique flavors
- Misfit Cupcakes: Dessert/pastry shop specializing in cupcakes, cakes, and sweets
- Nola Bites: Cajun and seafood
- Reggae Beats: Delectable vegan menu and healthy Jerk Chicken
- SEED: Sustainable food truck offering custom menus
- Shuckin’ and Jivin’: Cajun themed featuring shrimp, fish and southern homecooked classics
- Soulfly Kitchen: Soul food
Further options include Brad Kilgore, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila, Kiki on the River, Spring Chicken, WET Miami, Casa Florida, Dos Croquetas Benihana plus chef Jimmy Dean BBQ, Global Eats, Garden of Soul Food, Coldstone Creamery, La Nostra, Santo Dulce, El Orgullo, Monster Burger, Ms. Cheezious, Forno Italiano Pizzeria, La Vela Coffee Roasters, Cilantro 27Twin Dragon Hibachi, Angie’s Epicurean and many more.
Over the course of the race weekend, Chef Dayanny De La Cruz, Sodexo Live! Executive Chef of the Hard Rock Stadium will be responsible for the menus across the fan areas and premium hospitality locations such as the suites and MSC Cruises Yacht Club, where the menus will feature a distinct Miami feel, combining the culinary expertise and the produce of the area.
The executive chef will be supported by more than 2,500 employees, 75 temporary kitchens and more than 30 additional culinary staff. Examples of the locally-inspired food include Rock Shrimp Ceviche, Filet Mignon Bites, Beef Wagyu Satay, Key West Pink Shrimp Cocktail and more
The Miami Campus will also boast unique experiential beverage activations with Herradura, Hendricks, Glenfiddich, Cincoro, Whistle Pig, Organika and Flor de Cana to name a few. Herradura will create the signature MIA cocktail for this year which will be a refreshing MIA Skinny Margarita while Hendricks will create a unique 3-story bar located in the East Campus that is open for all guests to experience.
Glenfiddich also have a branded bar located in the MSC Cruises Yacht Club where they are customizing the fan experience to provide an unforgettable race weekend and VIP experience for all race attendees and Formula 1 Global Partner, Ferrari Trento will also activate a custom Sparkling Wine bar in the North Campus International Piazza.
Best-in-class wine program
The other highlight of the dining experience for the Formula 1® Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix include a best-in-class wine program, created in close collaboration with Carlton McCoy, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Named a Master Sommelier in 2013 at just 28 years old, McCoy was one of the youngest people and the second African American to earn this prestigious title.
At the conclusion of the event, Hard Rock Stadium and Chef Dayanny De La Cruz, Sodexo Live! Chef of the Hard Rock Stadium will work to donate prepared but unused food items to the Miami chapter of Food Rescue US, to directly benefit local missions and shelters around South Florida. The group regularly rescues food from Hard Rock Stadium and has kept three million pounds of food out of landfills since its inception in 2018.