Spanish imports are on the increase.
And your date-night stock is looking up.
Your social change agent: The Restaurant at The Setai, version 2.0 of the gleaming dining den now with more Spanish delicacies and grilled meats a la plancha, currently open in South Beach.
You’re no stranger here. The impossibly sumptuous dining room. The long stretch of bar. The Asian fare streaming from the wok stations of a dozen chefs... that are no longer there. Yep, the joint’s been freshened up a bit. Which is to say we hope you like Spanish food. But it’s the Setai. So, yes, you’re going to like Spanish food.
The dining room: still impressive. Except now there are a few Spanish touches. Like a leg of ibérico ham perched on a counter. And an authentic Spanish “plancha” (that’s a grill) dispensing Florida spiny lobster and dry-aged strip steak from Pat LaFrieda.
This has all the trappings of a Really Important Date. One you’ll escort to a table ensconced in a wooden alcove. There, you’ll start with grilled artichokes and a bottle of Spanish red, and segue into truffle mashed potatoes with some Colorado lamb.
No, that’s not a euphemism.