If Blackwell could poach a bright young chef from another well-known South Beach eatery, he'd have an automatic clientele. If that chef could research and incorporate historical ingredients from the 1500s, the restaurant would have a unique take on a cuisine that is divinely and indigenously suited to Miami. Talk about a return to a Mano glory days. And listen, it wouldn't be so farfetched to work Casa Casuarina's restaurant concept around Christopher Columbus -- like Versace, Columbus was an Italian man of some notoriety.
Restaurant Columbus. Has a nice ring to it. Better, at least, than the echo of two gunshots.