International entrepreneur, Sasha Krilov, and global restaurateur, Misha Zelman, announced their first foray into Miami’s diverse culinary scene with their latest concept, Klaw. Opening in the historic Miami Women’s Club Fall 2021, the restaurant’s culinary program will be led by Chef Tim Elmore and is dedicated to sourcing the coveted King Crab from Norway’s Barents Sea, as well as an exceptional global beef program, including certified USDA Black Angus Nebraskan beef. Owner of Klaw, Sasha, is partnering with Misha to bring their vision and passion of working with unique products and fresh produce to restaurants cooked by passionate chefs. Misha’s proven concepts have excited markets all over the world, including Goodman Steakhouse, Burger & Lobster, Beast London and Zelman Meats.
Arriving in the rapidly growing Edgewater neighborhood, Klaw will occupy the completely restored 95-year-old Women’s Club building. The grand Spanish Renaissance building spans 14,800 square feet across three floors encompassing a grand dining room with massive colonial-arched windows, private dining space, a theater kitchen and Edgewater’s only rooftop bar, overlooking Biscayne Bay and the undisturbed views of Miami Beach Skyline.
Klaw’s culinary program aims to offer diners the epitome of the beef and reef experience. The King Crab served at Klaw comes direct from the rough waters of the artic ocean in the north of Norway straight to the sunny coastline of Miami. King Crabs will be housed in bespoke aquatic tanks on display in the restaurant.
Inspired by culinary explorer and Executive Chef in London – Phil Campbell – the beef program at Klaw is rooted in the exceptional cattle-rearing program historically practiced in the Lake District of England, where farmers carefully curate each cattle’s diet, living conditions and age to produce the highest quality beef. Chef Tim Elmore and his team have partnered with Nebraskan farmers that hold the same ethics and similar practices to deliver ultimate flavor and unmatched cuts to right here in Miami. The beef will be displayed in dry aging fridges on arrival at the 4th floor dining room for guests to choose the best cuts Klaw has to offer.
While Norwegian King Crab and exceptional beef are the main course of Klaw’s menu, guests can also indulge in other treasures from land and sea, including New Caledonia blue prawn, Hand Dived east coast scallops, the best Gulf of Mexico, East/West coast oysters and seasonal specials.
Klaw will showcase a world-class beverage program to complement the culinary craftsmanship. Partnering with the best Wine and Champagne Houses from all corners of the world, the restaurant will boast over 250 listings of Old & New World wines.
As Edgewater’s only rooftop bar, Klaw’s bar program will be adding to the diverse, elevated bar scene in Miami. The bespoke cocktail program will feature a selection of fine sprits for guests to savor whilst looking over the glistening Biscayne Bay and undisturbed Miami Beach Skyline. Klaw will push the boundaries of mixology with unique cocktails and classic twists all while offering guests distinct cuisine, only found on the rooftop.
Complimenting the grandeur of Klaw’s menu is its location: the historic Women’s Club of Miami. With over 95 years of deep-rooted history as one of the first buildings in Florida to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the five-story waterfront building, including a rooftop, will once again be returned to its former grandeur with a modern twist.
Klaw’s interior design will be reimagined by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, an internationally acclaimed interior architecture and design studio known for projects like Soho House, The Surf Club Restaurant in Miami, Harrod’s wine shop and more. Martin is listed within AD100, Who’s Who, House and Garden’s Top 100 Leading Interior Designers, Wallpaper* Magazine’s Power 200 with the latter describing him as ‘one of the best restaurant and hotel designers of his generation, among others.
Martin Brudnizki’s design for Klaw will emulate a distinctive and eclectic mix of moody colors and deep woods to compliment the buildings story and water-front location.
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