Apeiro Kitchen & Bar Coming to Midtown Miami

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Apeiro Kitchen & Bar is set to open in Midtown Miami this summer at 3252 NE First Ave., just down the street from Bocce Bar and Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill.

The restaurant features progressive Mediterranean cuisine by chef/partner David Blonsky and legendary South Florida restaurateur Burt Rapoport. The restaurant's first location opened in Delray Beach in January 2015, providing late-night dining and specialty cocktails to Palm Beach County.

See also: My Ceviche Team to Open Laffa Mediterranean Kitchen

The restaurant, named after the Latin word for infinity, a menu inspired by the cuisine of the coast of Spain, France, Italy, Greece, and Turkey, among other Mediterranean countries. Apeiro manager Rodrigo Rodriguez says the restaurant will utilize a lot of local ingredients, including produce that grows throughout Florida.

The original Delray Beach menu will "set the tone to develop signature dishes" though the chef will adapt the menu for the Miami market, which will "focus more on unique ingredients sourced from the Mediterranean regions, while still utilizing all the great local seafood and produce that Florida has to offer. This menu will emphasize more shareable items which coincide with the true Mediterranean style of cuisine.

Apeiro will also offer a full bar featuring hand-crafted specialty cocktails.

Chef Blonsky is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and Florida International University's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, and has worked with some culinary heavy hitters like Rick Tramonto, Shawn McClain, Barton G., and Fabio Viviani at Chicago's Siena Tavern.

Blonsky plans on moving to Miami and will oversee the kitchen at the new Midtown location, with the Delray Beach restaurant helmed day-to-day by the restaurant's chef de cuisine.

Mediterranean cuisine is trending in Miami with the recent opening of Cleo at the Redbury Hotel in South Beach, Scott Conant's American-farmhouse-style, Mediterranean-influenced Corsair, and the announcement of Laffa Mediterranean Kitchen by the team behind My Ceviche. Those restaurants join already established restaurants likeMina's Mediterraneo, which opened in 2013, and Mandolin Agean Bistro in the Design District.

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