MiamiCentral, the expansive downtown development featuring retail, office, residences and the Brightline train service, recently announced two new dining additions to Central Fare, Miami’s first immersive culinary retail and dining experience.
Wynwood Yard trailblazer Della Heiman will open her first permanent location of Della Bowls, and Parliament Espresso Bar will brew up Miami’s newest caffeine fix. The two will join the authentically crafted and carefully curated growing food and beverage program anchored by signature restaurant Monger by the Voltaggio Brothers, along with several other Miami restaurateurs.
“We continue to assemble an amazing group of equally talented and creative restaurateurs positioning Central Fare as a true representation of Miami’s next-generation food scene,” said David McIntyre, senior vice president of hospitality operations for MiamiCentral and Brightline.
“Having Della select Central Fare as her first permanent location in Miami is a significant achievement, as well as gaining one of Parliament’s first branded coffeehouses which will bring a new concept to Miami. Central Fare is well positioned to be Miami’s most innovative culinary attraction,” McIntyre added.
Serving plant-based “healthy bowls of happy,” the original Della Test Kitchen has delighted locals with approachable, globally inspired quick meals made with passion and love since opening as a food truck at The Wynwood Yard last year. At Central Fare, Della Bowls will offer customizable dishes that brim with layers of warming grains, energizing proteins, healthy fats and vibrant vegetables. Patrons will order from house favorite bowls or create their own bowl from a thoughtful list of ingredients: a base like brown rice or quinoa, a protein, earthy veggies and an addictive sauce — all pulsating with flavor and wellness. Also catering to patrons with food allergies, Della Bowls will be gluten-free, processed sugar-free, dairy-free and peanut-free.
“I originally came to Miami from Boston to launch Della Bowls, my fast casual restaurant concept, and I had my eye specifically on downtown Miami, so I am beyond excited to have a brick-and-mortar location at Central Fare,” said Della Heiman, a Harvard-business grad. “I also look forward to collaborating with the exciting group of culinary entrepreneurs gathered under one roof.”
The Parliament Coffee concept will focus heavily on the role of the barista and employ truly passionate coffee enthusiasts in that position.
This and future locations will use La Marzocca coffee machines imported from Florence, allowing the baristas to create the highest quality and purest expression of coffee.
All coffee beans used in Parliament Coffee are sourced from Nicaragua, Brazil and Sumatra. The roast of these three beans yields a dynamic and rich flavor, with notes of caramel, dark chocolate, and apricot. This complex flavor, with its smooth finish, is the signature of the brand’s drip coffee — a bright blend with notes of spice, smoke and nuts. The Parliament Espresso, also a proprietary blend, is composed of four beans: Nicaraguan, Sumatran, Brazilian and Costa Rican.
Parliament’s philosophy is grounded in its commitment to sourcing 100 percent Arabica beans by maintaining a direct trade relationship with La Virgen Coffee Estates in Nicaragua, benefitting the farm by providing guaranteed pay for coffee before it’s produced and benefitting the roaster by offering more control over the finished product.
Both roaster and farmer are committed to improving the quality of coffee and quality of life for those who grow and harvest it. Parliament Coffee’s farmer, Henry Hueck, provides housing and education for all of his workers and ensures that their families, in addition to the surrounding community, receive regular medical screenings and care.
“Parliament Coffee brings our commitment to quality coffee and puts a central focus on the art and passion of our coffee making, distinctly different from corporate coffee shops and producers across the U.S.,” said Guy Kellner, president and COO of Starr Catering Group. “Parliament Coffee has a more direct positive impact on local farming communities and, thanks to its direct sourcing, maintains the distinct and complementary flavors signature to the brand. We are thrilled to be able to offer this exceptional coffee at Central Fare.”
Central Fare is South Florida’s first urban, artisan market. This dynamic destination will offer authentically crafted culinary experiences – featuring celebrity chefs Bryan and Michael Voltaggio, Richard Hales of Blackbrick Chinese, and Andres Barrientos and James Bowers of Miami Smokers, among others. Opening in late summer 2017, Central Fare will encompass approximately 50,000 square feet on the first and second levels of MiamiCentral. Featuring six restaurants and more than 20 food and retail purveyors, Central Fare and Monger by the Voltaggio Brothers have been designed by award-winning global hospitality design and concept firm, AvroKO.
A new website has been created and launched for Central Fare to include all of the latest culinary offerings and provide more in-depth information on the purveyors. For the latest, visit www.CentralFare.com. Stay tuned for more exciting announcements including additional food and beverage, retail and office tenants. For Central Fare leasing opportunities, contact Justin Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MiamiCentral is an 11-acre, transit-oriented mixed-use development spanning over six city blocks in the heart of downtown Miami from Florida East Coast Industries, one of the oldest leading real estate and infrastructure developers in Florida. The project’s initial phase features 300,000-plus square feet of Class A office space; 180,000-plus square feet of innovative retail and dining experiences including Central Fare, Miami’s first true food hall experience; 800 smartly designed residential rental units, and the home of Brightline, redefining train travel in the United States. For more information, visit www.miamicentral.com.
For more information about Brightline, visit www.gobrightline.com.