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Blue Door Fish at the Delano

Welcome to the Delano, where for the price of an entrée you are welcome to park your car with the valet. Defining nineties chic, the Delano is a destination point gawk-a-thon for visitors and locals from all walks of life.

If imitation is a form of flattery, hotel proprietor. Literally creating an international movement in interior design with the Delano, superstar designer Philippe Starck has transformed the historic building into Miami Beach’s supermodel of properties.

Tourists traipse through the impeccably appointed corridors of the Delano, aching for a glimpse of’ ‘anybody who is somebody ‘, and few are disappointed. The anchor restaurant of Miami’s darling boutique hotel is the Blue Door; featuring New York and Paris based Claude Troisgros’ impeccably designed Florida inspired French cuisine.

The food is precious; dainty portions of local and imported delicacies, with whopping price tags to match. Preferred seating is on the garden deck, amidst diaphanous sheets of blowing white linen and overstuffed luxurious banquettes. The adjacent Rose Bar is a ‘who’s who’ of the fashion industry movers and shakers. Lighter appetites check out Blue Sea, the Delano’s in-house sushi and raw bar.