Designing Delicious

Designing Delicious: LPM Miami

The Brickell outpost of LPM channels the Côte d'Azur with French-Mediterranean cuisine, artworks by 20th-century painters, and a conceptual cocktail program inspired by the late artist Jean Cocteau.

Dining at LPM Miami is like stepping into a villa from the Belle Époque, but set to a bossa nova soundtrack. Beginning at the entrance with Ferdinand Barbedienne’s recreation of Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié’s 19th-century bronze statue, “Gloria Victis,” the Brickell dining room is filled with treasures—French shutters, harlequin mirrors—that transport guests to the Côte d’Azur. Beneath a gallery wall of colorful 20th-century paintings, the stylish clientele nosh on Mediterranean staples in pistachio-hued banquettes at white-clothed tables set with tomatoes and lemons  

Head chef Brian Brumec’s menu pulls influences from North Africa, Greece, and Italy, though it leans decidedly French. At any LPM outpost around the world, whether it be Hong Kong or London, the garlicky escargot is a fan favorite. Other standouts include the salmon carpaccio, marinated lamb cutlets with aubergine caviar and pine nuts, and whole sea bream speckled in provencal herbs. 

Inspired by the famed French artist, writer, and bon vivant Jean Cocteau, the cocktail program takes the art of mixology to new heights. Made of red pineapple leather, the menu of libations pays tribute to Recipes for our Friends, a culinary booklet Cocteau penned and illustrated with Parisian chef Raymond Oliver in 1964. Each of the 12 recipes pays homage to a chapter in Cocteau’s life and is accompanied by a replica of one of his drawings. Or order one of LPM’s classics like the earthy Tomatini infused with muddled tomato and white vinegar.   

Photo courtesy of LPM Miami.
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