This fall, chef Fabio Viviani is bringing his famed Chicago-based Siena Tavern to South Beach. Viviani and his team plan to adapt the menu from the Chicago location, which earned the title of "Best New Restaurant" by Chicago magazine, for Miami by focusing on lighter items such as bites from the crudo bar, fresh salads, and thin-crust pizzas. "The reality is, a few months ago it was -15 degrees in Chicago. Not everything that works there will work here in Miami," Viviani, who was a fan-favorite on Top Chef: Season 5, told Short Order. "We plan to bring about 50 percent of the dishes from Chicago and develop the rest of the menu just for Miami. It will be the same feeling but a little lighter to account for the heat."
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