Opening Shot

Michael Schwartz Moves into a Paola Navone-Designed Space in Miami

Floridian flavors with Southeast Asian influences take center stage at Traymore, inside the Art Deco shell of the COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach.

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Designer: Paola Navone

Location: Mid-Beach, Miami

On offer: With its roots in Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia, the COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach is a symbiotic home for chef Michael Schwartz’s latest concept, the Asian–inflected Traymore. There, the James Beard Award winner dresses steamed local snapper with shiitake and ginger broth, while the spice-crusted chicken gets a kumquat-lemongrass dressing.

Standout features: Housed in a 1930’s Art Deco building designed by the great, late architect Albert Anis, the airy interiors were given a spruce but much of Navone‘s beautifully retro touch remains, from the salmon and pistachio–colored terrazzo floors to the Serge Mouille spider arm sconces to the globe lighting fixtures.

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