That’s AmoreAuthor:Lindsey Shook
Ken Fulk whips up decadent design inside South Beach’s newest restaurant, Carbone
The magical Mr. Fulk has once again dazzled us with his most recent work inside South Beach’s newest eatery, Carbone. Founded by globally-renowned restaurant company Major Food Group, the New York-style Italian eatery is the group’s fourth location along with Hong Kong, Las Vegas and New York, where it all began.
“Like all of our restaurants, Carbone isn’t just about what’s on the plate,” says Mario Carbone, Co-Owner of Major Food Group. “Of course, the meal is top-notch, but we want our guests to head home after dinner with happy and lasting memories. We want their expectations to not only be met, but exceeded, and then some. I, along with my partners, are thrilled to land in such an extraordinary city, and feel fortunate to join such a vibrant community. We’re looking forward to showing Miamians and visitors alike what’s to come.”
“My inspiration for Carbone was Maria Callas and Frank Sinatra waking up in a suite on the Grand Canal after a night of passion,” says Fulk on the sumptuous design direction. From the vibrant Malachite-covered ceilings and beams to the damask-upholstered walls and leather-upholstered banquettes and kitchen doors, no surface was left uncovered. Exquisite Murano chandeliers and sconces illuminate Fulk’s hand-drawn wallpaper that complements the artwork curated by longtime partner and gallerist Vito Schnabel including work by rising star Robert Nava, the legend Julian Schnabel—as well as Gus Van Sant and Harmony Korine.
An expansive patio that seats 50, is adorned with rattan ceiling fans, eclectic furniture and lush greenery, paying tribute to the local Miami flair.
Guests can dine on Carbone’s signature dishes including: Spicy Rigatoni in a vodka sauce; the Caesar Salad “alla ZZ”, prepared tableside; Veal Chop Parmesan served along with its crispy, juicy bone; and other standouts, including Octopus Pizzaiolo, Linguine Vongole, and a porterhouse steak for two grilled over charcoal as well as dishes created specifically for the Miami location. For more information or to book a reservation, visit CarboneMiami.com.
LOCATION: 49 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 Hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM.