Time Out Market Miami announces the next exciting concept to take over its demonstration kitchen: Starting Friday, August 16 through the end of September, La Cocina China will offer food lovers simple dishes full of the bold flavors of Asian cuisine. The menu includes savory dishes such as crispy calamari salad with miso-lime dressing; duck pancakes with tamarind BBQ glaze; Szechuan beef with sesame broccoli and hot and sour fish with sweet potato tempura.
Behind the new concept La Cocina China is culinary creator and restaurateur, Christian Plotczyk who also - together with Domenica Plotczyk - owns the successful Salt & Brine eatery at the market. Now Christian will also draw on his vast experience as chef in restaurants such as China Grill and Asia de Cuba during his temporary residency in the demo kitchen, in addition to continuing to serve refined oysters and seafood at Salt & Brine.
Time Out Market Miami, located at 1601 Drexel Avenue in Miami Beach, is a food and cultural market bringing the best of the city under one roof – based on editorial curation. Visitors get to enjoy food from the city’s best chefs and restaurateurs, cocktails from award-winning mixologists and cultural experiences. In addition to the curated mix of 18 eateries, the demo kitchen showcases a rotating lineup of talent ranging from up-and-coming culinary geniuses to accomplished chefs who want to test new concepts or simply enjoy the experience of being part of the popular market. The demo kitchen is the market’s only counter side seating offering guests a front row experience of the exceptional culinary techniques performed by the chefs and their teams.
Occupying the demo kitchen until recently was Miami-born, Cuban-American Chef Miguel Massens – one of South Florida’s most outstanding young culinary talents. When Time Out Market Miami opened in May, he joined with a three-month residency with his Passport to Antilia concept ahead of the opening of his forthcoming restaurant Antilia.
Didier Souillat, CEO of Time Out Market, commented:
“We are very excited to see La Cocina China take a residency in our Time Out Market Miami demonstration kitchen. This team is already very successful with their Salt & Brine eatery in our market where they offer a refined menu of oysters and seafood which is very popular with our guests who I know will love their Asian cuisine just as much.
“We want to thank Chef Miguel Massens who turned his three-month residency into a culinary sensation with his incredibly creative take on fine-dining – we wish him every success with his new restaurant Antilia.”