Joia Beach Restaurant & Beach Club Appoints New Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef
Joia Beach Restaurant & Beach Club is delighted to announce that Gustavo and Maximiliano Vertone will now serve as its Executive Chef and Executive Sous Chef, respectively. The famous Argentinian brothers will be responsible for using their extensive hospitality experience and creativity to create culinary art and enhance the guest experience at Joia Beach by creating an exciting and impressive new menu.
A coveted hotspot, Joia Beach is a lively day-to-night dining destination located near downtown Miami in a hidden enclave on Watson Island, offering the ultimate venue for recreation and indulgence. As the new Executive Chef, Gustavo Vertone will lead the culinary team and lead the daily kitchen operations and menu creation.
Already putting his own twist on Joia Beach’s lunch and dinner menu, Chef Gustavo’s recent additions include mushroom risotto with organic Acquerello rice, shiitake, shimeji, crimini, porcini mushrooms, oyster mushrooms and truffles shaved Burgundy blacks; Crispy lobster tails with spicy aioli, truffle pide and lemon; Charcoal Rack of Lamb served with Farro; Wood-fired Wagyu beef tomahawk with 32-ounce tomahawk, shishito peppers, and roasted peppers; and weekly specials such as Whole Salt-Crusted Branzino, which is flambéed tableside.
Born and raised in Argentina, Gustavo Vertone was the child of “foodie” parents and whose great-grandmother was a cooking teacher. Surrounded by culinary culture from an early age, Vertone naturally enrolled in Argentina’s largest cooking school, the Gato Dumas Institute in Buenos Aires, founded by and named after one of its chefs. the most acclaimed.
Vertone is no stranger to high-end cuisine or the city of Miami. After graduating in 2000, Vertone had the opportunity to move to the Magic City working first as a chef de partie at Nobu and then as part of the Scarpetta opening team at the hotel. Fontainebleau. He then had the opportunity to work at Baoli Cannes in the south of France and in 2009 used his experience with Asian, Latin and European influences to launch Baoli Miami as its first Executive Chef. In this role, he created the menu, designed dishes and trained new employees. From there, Vertone grew with Mr Hospitality Miami Management Group to lead the culinary vision for the opening of Marion and El Tucan in 2016. Vertone is known for using fresh seasonal ingredients and new and exciting flavors to create unique dining experiences for celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith.
Alongside Executive Chef Gustavo Vertone, his brother Maximiliano Vertone will serve as Executive Sous Chef at Joia Beach. With over 20 years of culinary experience, Vertone is well versed in many types of cuisine including Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian fusion), Mediterranean and Latin. Vertone has built her career in the hospitality industry over the past two decades by following her passion for food, people and how best to bring the two together in an ideal environment. Starting as a Sous Chef at Sushi Samba for three years and later as Executive Chef at Nobu Miami, Vertone then joined the Mr Hospitality Group where he served as Executive Chef for Baoli Miami, Marion Miami and El Tucan, developing innovative menus. and at the head of a team of 30 cooks. As the new Executive Sous Chef of Joia Beach Restaurant and Beach Club, Vertone will use her expertise in different culinary fusions to enhance the beachfront venue’s lunch and dinner menus by drawing inspiration from and using techniques from the regions. Asian, Mediterranean and South American.
Joia Beach is open for lunch and dinner from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; 4-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday for happy hour and dinner; and is closed on Monday and Tuesday. Walk-in access is subject to availability at the Beach Lounge’s Paradise Social Happy Hour, available 4-7 PM every Wednesday-Friday. Located at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. For reservations, call 305-400-7280 or visit www.joiabeachmiami.com. Follow @JoiaBeach on Instagram for all updates.
About Joia Beach Restaurant & Beach Club
Joia Beach Restaurant & Beach Club is a lively day and night oasis located near downtown Miami in a hidden enclave on Watson Island. Serving as both a restaurant and a beach club, Joia Beach is Miami’s only private beachfront location where guests can dine with their feet in the sand and features a European-inspired menu with freshly selected seasonal ingredients. . Joia Beach’s menu is where classic techniques meet modern Miami influences. On weekends, Joia Beach offers a casual lounge experience during the day and after the sun goes down, it transforms into a European-inspired open-air lounge. Joia Beach is open for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday for dinner; and is closed on Monday and Tuesday. The restaurant welcomes you only by reservation. Located at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami, FL 33132. For reservations, call 305-400-7280 or visit www.joiabeachmiami.com. Follow @JoiaBeach on Instagram and @JoiaBeachMiami on Facebook.