Inside Miami’s Upcoming Members-Only Restaurant, HAIKU

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Our new design for a modern Kaiseki inspired restaurant for those who like to invert reality.

Miami’s hip and artistic neighborhood, Wynwood, is getting an exciting new addition in early 2021: a new members-only Private Restaurant Experience™ (P.R.E.), HAIKU. The upcoming restaurant will deliver in the form of an upscale and exclusive Japanese Kaiseki-inspired concept. Owner Jess Varughese is hedging his bets that in the wake of pandemic shutdowns taking a toll on the hospitality industry, an intimate and bespoke dining experience will offer more enticement than traditional restaurant concepts for diners looking to get out in a safe and memorable way. The clean, sleek and modern space—conceptualized by Scott Kester Design—will seat only 16 guests at a time, including an authentic chef’s counter, with 10-12 Kaiseki-inspired courses paired with sake, wine and champagne pairings from Chef Albert Diaz.