Ocean-to-Table Sets Sail at Fontainebleau

LT Globetrotter

May 30, 2017
Ocean-to-Table Sets Sail at Fontainebleau

Miami's iconic Fontainebleau has been serving up luxurious guest experiences for decades, but its innovative new culinary program caught us hook, line, and sinker.

If Miami is America’s ultimate entertainment town in paradise, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach is unquestionably its headquarters. Since its opening in 1954, the Fontainebleau continues to wow guests with its blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury. Always the innovator, this resort is constantly searching for new ways to enhance their guests' experiences. And while their 1,504 lavish guestrooms and suites, world-renowned nightclub and entertainment, and expansive oasis-like poolscape definitely impress, their dedication to their award-winning gastronomy program has blown us out of the water.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, BleauFish

Vice President of Culinary Thomas Connell

The Fontainebleau Miami Beach can rightfully boast about serving some of the freshest seafood in Miami thanks to the launch of its BleauFish Ocean to Table program. Vice President of Culinary Thomas Connell states the hotel's live catch, ocean-to-table seafood program, "takes freshness to a whole new level," with exclusive fishing operations delivering over 500 lbs. of fresh catches daily.

Even Dinner Gets the Special Treatment

BleauFish Ocean to Table program

As if this feat couldn't be more remarkable, the culinary devout at the Fontainebleau have constructed, "Water World," a 2,000-gallon assortment of tanks in the hotel's basement, each hosting a different environment based on the comforts of the fish it stores. Florida spiny lobsters soak comfortably at 70 degrees while Maine lobsters chill out in 50 degree waters. The walls of "Water World" are painted blue, and a specialized lighting system mimics the light of the ocean to help the fish feel more at home. Connell swears this comforting environment is necessary because, "The less stress a fish feels, the more delicious it's going to taste."

Savor the Freshness

Steamed crystal lobster dumplings

Executive chefs from around the resort's 12 restaurants make their way to "Water World" every morning to select the fish for that day's dishes, so you can enjoy Asian-fusion delicacies like steamed crystal lobster dumplings or seared snapper with supreme homemade soya sauce at Hakkasan. Or book a table at critically-acclaimed Stripsteak by Chef Michael Mina and indulge with the Imperial Tower, a succulent seafood smorgasbord of whole Maine lobster, lobster salad, grilled shrimp, oysters, king crab, and tuna tartar. Not only will your taste buds be delighted by the decadent flavors, you can savor with confidence knowing your delicious meal was freshly caught and prepared that morning.

Make your way to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for a luxurious vacation in Florida's paradise. Craving seafood now? Contact your Liberty Travel consultant to book today.

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