Openings

Cvi.che 105 Opens at Aventura Mall

The restaurant is now open inside Aventura Mall.
The restaurant is now open inside Aventura Mall. Courtesy of CVI.CHE 105
Aventura Mall is in the midst of a restaurant renaissance. Numerous concepts, including My Ceviche, Zuuk Mediterranean Kitchen, Poke 305, Hank & Harry's Delicatessen, and Shake Shack, will debut in the mall's 315,000-square-foot expansion wing. There will also be standalone eateries such as Tap 42, Genuine Pizza, and Rosetta Bakery.

This Friday, December 1, Cvi.che 105, a popular Peruvian restaurant in downtown Miami and South Beach, will open on the ground floor of the new three-level wing. The eatery will offer indoor and outdoor seating and a large bar stocked with wine, beer, and spirits.

The locally grown concept, which was launched in 2008, offers nearly two dozen ceviches and tiraditos, along with a sizable selection of mixed seafood, chicken, and meat dishes.

The menu will offer well-known plates such as a ceviche trio flavored with virgin cream, yellow pepper cream, and rocoto cream ($32); arroz con pollo topped with cilantro and Peruvian pepper and served with salsa criolla ($10); lomo saltado, where steak, tomatoes, Peruvian yellow peppers and Arequipan onions are sautéed in a fiery wok and served with French fries and white rice ($16); and varieties of tacu-tacu, in which a bean cake is coated and served in a creamy sauce. Prices average around $15 to $35.

Cvi.che 105's opening coincides with the debut of Blue Bottle Coffee's second South Florida location, which opened November 24. Unlike its outpost in the Design District, the California-based java joint inside the mall is completely indoors. Located on the ground level, the shop is close to new shops such as Zara and Topshop/Topman.

The mall's Treats Food Hall, which includes various outdoor terrace spaces, as well as surrounding restaurant additions, should be completed in winter 2018. The hall joins about a half-dozen others scheduled to open in Miami-Dade, including La Centrale in Brickell City Centre, the Citadel in Little River, St. Roch Market in the Design District, and the Wynwood Food Hall.

Aventura Mall. 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 305-935-1110; aventuramall.com. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sunday noon to 8 p.m.
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