Chef Alex Guarnaschelli to run restaurant at new Nautilus South Beach hotel

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Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, assisted by chef de cuisine Lucas Marino, has signed on to create the menu at the new Nautilus South Beach hotel, which is opening on October 15, 2015. The casual-chic beach resort will include three eateries – the Driftwood Room, the poolside Nautilus Cabana Club and the lobby barserving dishes.

AR-130519999Mouth-watering dishes will include cobia crudo, Florida shrimp with green-apple chimichurri, and whole roasted cauliflower with rock salt and lemon.

The Nautilus Cabana Club will be operated and managed by China Grill Management, who alongside Guarnaschelli, are envisioning a “beachy” property with a blue marble bar, saltwater pool, indoor dining room, and lushly landscaped backyard.

The Driftwood Room will be anchored by a classic cocktail bar in the lobby of the hotel, named after the Nautilus’ original supper club from 1951. The beachfront property was formerly known as the Continental Oceanfront South Beach Hotel before Sixty Hotels renovated it to become Nautilus South Beach.

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