James Beard award-winning chef Michael Mina is preparing to unveil his second restaurant at Fontainebleau Miami Beach – an outpost of his extremely successful, award-winning Las Vegas STRIPSTEAK. An innovative, contemporary concept, STRIPSTEAK is slated to open in November 2014, complementing the chef’s Michael Mina 74 at Fontainebleau.

Fontainebleau Miami Beach operating and owned by Jeffrey Soffer’s Turnberry Associates,  also includes signature restaurants Scarpetta and Hakkasan.

According to fb101.com, STRIPSTEAK will be located off the Fontainebleau’s famed Chateau lobby and offer a la carte cuts of steak (many of them from the hotel’s on-site aging room and butcher shop), as well as signature specials. The menu also will be highlighted with appetizers such as peekytoe crab cake with fresh chile, cilantro, and avocado; “instant bacon” – pork belly, tempura oyster and jicama; and ricotta cavatelli with duck confit, black trumpet mushrooms and
butternut squash. STRIPSTEAK will include a raw bar with selections sourced locally through BleauFish – the hotels innovative ocean-to-table live catch program.

Leading STRIPSTEAK’s kitchen will be Chef Derrick Roberts, a resort alumnus (Gotham Steak, FB Steakhouse) and graduate of The French Culinary Institute. Prior to joining the Fontainebleau culinary team, Roberts worked at Tribeca Grill in New York City, The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas, Hawaii’s Hualalai Resort and Marriott Marquis Times Square.

“I’m thrilled to continue what’s been a wonderful partnership with Fontainebleau Miami Beach,” Mina told fb101.com. “STRIPSTEAK Miami will perfectly align with the hotel’s luxury and glamour by offering a world-class steakhouse experience in an alluring setting that melds the past, present and future of dining.”