Tambourine Room by Tristan Brandt, the new fine dining restaurant by acclaimed chef Tristan Brandt at the world-class Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, announced today that it has been awarded its first Michelin Star by the 2023 Michelin Guide Florida — the only new recipient of a Michelin Star in Miami.
The intimate restaurant, which opened in December 2022, offers a mid-century modern design and a talented culinary team led by Chef Brandt, Chef de Cuisine Timo Steubing, Pastry Chef Logan Seibert, Patisserie Sous Chef Jessica Zimmerman and Director of Food & Beverage Javier Charlesman. The restaurant, which has a seating capacity of only 18 guests, serves tasting menus of modern classic French fare cuisine accented by Asian influences, and uses locally sourced and seasonal ingredients from farms throughout South Florida. The Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is a portfolio company of Z Capital Partners, L.L.C., the private equity fund management arm of Z Capital Group, L.L.C. (“ZCG”).
“Congratulations to Chef Tristan Brandt and the entire Tambourine Room and Carillon teams on adding this Michelin Star to a long list of accolades that further differentiates the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort as a world-class destination,” says James J. Zenni Jr., Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of ZCG. “We look forward to continuing to support the Carillon in elevating its dining and wellness offerings and building on its success.”
The Tambourine Room was first recognized by The Michelin Guide in February 2023 as one of the best new dining experiences in Miami. Chef Brandt joined the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort in early 2022, bringing a wealth of experience refined in the European restaurant industry, where he received numerous awards and accolades. During his tenure as Head Chef at OPUS V in Germany, the restaurant was awarded two Michelin Stars, making him the youngest chef in the country to lead a two-star kitchen. In October 2022, Epoca by Tristan Brandt at the Waldhaus Flims Wellness Resort in Switzerland was also awarded one Michelin Star.
“Right from the start, we knew Chef Brandt was going to bring something special to Carillon with this new culinary experience, and a star from Florida Michelin Guide — a first for our resort — confirms it,” says Patrick Fernandes, Executive Managing Director of Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, adding that credit goes to the entire restaurant team. “From the front of the house to the back of the house, which includes those who work with local farmers and fishmongers to source the best and freshest ingredients, everyone at Tambourine Room is focused on delighting guests with a dining experience they can’t find anywhere else in Miami.”
“I’m honored to be part of this major milestone with Tambourine Room and the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort team,” says Chef Brandt. “The entire team has played a crucial role in being accredited with this incredible distinction, and I’m thrilled to see such a positive response from locals in Miami, travelers to the resort, and of course, the Michelin Guide.”
Guests to the Tambourine Room are kept on the edge of their seats during their culinary journey, with simple menu descriptions unveiling surprises and leading to flavorful explorations on their palate. The latest seasonal menu features a guinea fowl with a juicy cooked breast and baked praline from the leg served with fine aromas of red and yellow peppers and a spicy aubergine stew, rounded off with a sauce with lemon flavors and kombu algae that brings an Asian touch to the special creation. Chef Brandt’s signature dish — beef tartare hidden under a layer of caviar alongside kimizu, whipped crème fraiche, and crispy house-made sourdough chips — has also quickly grown to be a dining favorite.
Tambourine Room by Tristan Brandt offers a six-course menu at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday evenings, with a three-course menu at 6 p.m. and a six-course menu at 8:30 p.m. for 18 people for Friday and Saturday seatings. The three-course tasting menu is offered for $140, with the option to add a wine paring for $55; the six-course tasting menu is offered for $215 per person, with the option to add a wine pairing for $135. Reservations for the Tambourine Room by Tristan Brandt are available on the first of each month for that month and the following month via Resy.