Horacio Rivadero has moved around a lot lately -- more than usual, anyway. In the past, Rivadero split his time as Executive Chef at both OLA at the Sanctuary Hotel and The Dining Room. But The Dining Room closed in July and re-emerged as a pop-up at Vesper Brasserie at the Shelborne. Shortly thereafter, the pop-up at the hotel also closed.
As of September 28, Rivadero will be popping up again every Friday with The Blacksmith Saloon located at The Well, a lounge concept featuring live jazz, dancing and a cigar room. At the space, which is adjacent to The Forge in Miami Beach, the chef will be introducing a small plates menu with individual items priced at $12.
As for Rivadero's daily whereabouts, Maria Lieberman of The Blacksmith and The Dining Room, explains, "He's at OLA. For The Blacksmith, he'll be prepping the food, but only on Friday's".
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Menu selections include filet mignon skewers with red beet chimichuri, Florida Gulf shrimp ceviche with pink grapefruit, black peppercorns, and pink sea salt, and chorizo corndog with fresh ground mustard.
When queried about the future of The Dining Room, Lieberman replied, "We're looking for a new location and waiting a couple more months. In the mean time, we're focusing on OLA and The Blacksmith".
Doors open at 8:30 p.m. at The Blacksmith, only on Friday's. For reservations, call 305-397-8444.