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De Rodriguez Ocean Grand Opening

De Rodriguez Ocean Grand Opening
David Samayoa

David Samayoa

Friday was the grand opening celebration for Douglas Rodriguez's new restaurant at the Hilton Bentley Hotel in South Beach. Party-goers gathered around the poolside terrace. Douglas Rodriguez doppelgangers, clad smartly in beige and black hats, served mojitos and platters of appetizer samples from the Ocean menu.

Smoked marlin taco with pickled jalapenos
Smoked marlin taco with pickled jalapenos
David Samayoa

David Samayoa
Smoked marlin taco with pickled jalapenos

The restaurant plans to combine Rodriguez's

signature Nuevo Latino cuisine with sustainable seafood. Ocean will

also provide food for events at the Hilton Bentley Hotel hotel.

The interior is all dark wood and dim lighting.
The interior is all dark wood and dim lighting.
David Samayoa

David Samayoa
The interior is all dark wood and dim lighting.

Ocean will, of course, serve ceviche and tiraditos. Menu listings include corvina ceviche with pomelo and mint; Thai lobster coconut

ceviche with ginger, lemongrass, coconut water, and Thai chili; and

hamachi tiradito with Meyer lemon, rocoto paint, cucumber, and Szechuan

buttons.

Hearty entrees include paella Valenciana with mussels,

clams, shrimp, calamari, lobster, chicken and chorizo, as well as a lobster pastel

de choclo, a Chilean sweet corn crusted pot pie with mushrooms and

peas.

Lobster croqueta with salsa rosa
Lobster croqueta with salsa rosa
David Samayoa

David Samayoa
Lobster croqueta with salsa rosa
Table snacks
Table snacks
David Samayoa

David Samayoa
Table snacks
Tuna watermelon ceviche with Thai basil and yuzu
Tuna watermelon ceviche with Thai basil and yuzu
David Samayoa

David Samayoa
Tuna watermelon ceviche with Thai basil and yuzu
Wooden mermaids hang from the ceiling.  There is a lobster tank and a 25-foot raw bar.
Wooden mermaids hang from the ceiling. There is a lobster tank and a 25-foot raw bar.
David Samayoa

David Samayoa
Wooden mermaids hang from the ceiling. There is a lobster tank and a 25-foot raw bar.

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