Vanity Fair

June 2017

  • Le Sirenuse Makes Waves in Miami

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    The Italian restaurant and bar, which originated in Positano, is the newest thing to hit the city’s Surfside, adding flavor to the renovated Surf Club.

    Positano’s household name, Le Sirenuse, has arrived Stateside, with a restaurant and champagne bar situated in the historic Miami landmark the Surf Club. Serving authentic Italian cuisine at the iconic oceanfront property, in a space designed by Joseph Dirand, Le Sirenuse Miami is the family-owned resort’s first venture away from its Amalfi home. Second-generation co-owner Antonio Sersale spoke to V.F. to ruminate on the move from idyllic Positano to Miami Beach:

    “I’ve been going to Miami for many years; I’m fascinated by the people and its culture. As soon as I had the opportunity to tour The Surf Club, with its glorious terrace overlooking the blue sea, and to meet Nadim Ashi, the visionary developer, I had no doubt that it was the right location for the new Le Sirenuse. It has a glorious past, with celebrities, including Winston Churchill and Frank Sinatra, having flocked there to enjoy the warm sea and beautiful sandy beaches. Very similar in spirit and atmosphere to Positano, the complex is the opposite of a boutique hotel. Imagine four gleaming white towers designed by Richard Meyer, encompassing 80 rooms and 150 apartments run by the Four Seasons, and a charming Spanish Revival building built at the turn-of-the-century, now housing Le Sirenuse. A chic and wonderful new Italian restaurant embracing 50 years of Sersale family history, everything is true to who we are in both style and experience.”