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 and Marcela Lombana

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 by Marcela Lombana 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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