The Catalonian Touch
Klima's Refined Spanish Flavor
Photographs courtesy of Klima
An evening visit to Klima feels like a dinner party at a friend’s house who has excellent taste in food and furniture. A dining concept from founders Pablo Fernández-Valdés and Yago Giner, the idea took two years to complete. It was worth the wait. The 72-seat restaurant spans both indoor and outdoor dining spaces on a discrete stretch of 23rd street in Miami Beach and evokes the feel of a warm modern home. Inspired by Barcelona, the restaurant has a touch of European modernity with a curated library, soft leather chairs and an expansive dining area.
In the kitchen, Chef David Rustarazo from Spain executes the eclectic menu of coastal and Catalonian influences with a raw bar, pastas and meats cooked in a charcoal-filled Josper oven. The oven, one of only two in South Florida, allows for indoor cooking with outdoor flavors adding a smoky flavor to some of the meats on offer. The food here is good, worth a sampling of a few dishes across the menu, and drinks are strong but the real draw is the whole experience.
Klima manages to create a dining experience full of unique touches from start to finish; a small clay pot for sipping mezcal, an extensive collection of alluring art, and a softly-lit backyard. At the end of the night, the dining experience will not leave you wanting.
Open for dinner, reservations recommended.
210 NW 23rd Street