Fi’lia

Philippe Starck Designed It, Michael Schwartz Made the Pasta...

And You’ll Just Sort of Show Up with a Date and Enjoy It

By Jackie Gutierrez-Jones
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Everyone’s talking about this cold snap we’ve supposedly got coming in.

We get it. Lower 70-degree temperatures are not to be taken lightly.

So let’s get you someplace warm that’ll be waiting on the other side of the weekend. Someplace where Michael Schwartz plies you with pasta and wine.

Someplace like Fi’lia, Sir Schwartz’s new Italian opus at the SLS Brickell that opens Wednesday and can be seen right here.

It’s been a while since you’ve seen something new emerge from the Schwartz camp. Here, our Beard-award-winning friend gets in touch with his Italian side. Which apparently involves bucatini with the salty, briny punch of bottarga, margherita pies from a wood-burning brick oven and classic Caesar salads made tableside.

As for the dining room, you can thank Philippe Starck. Nothing too fussy, though. Vertically stacked citrus planters, an open kitchen, teak tables that you’ll be sharing with a date (note: bring a date).

You’ll want drinks, too. They’ve got wine and beer, but also spritzes and four bottled cocktails like the Lacuna with rye, Carpano Antica and bitters.

Which should help with the fact that you were that close to hot toddy weather.

Jackie Gutierrez-Jones finds unhyphenated names quaint. She believes that croquetas and gin cocktails are suitable precursors to running and hoisting heavy weights over one’s head.

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Fi’lia
at SLS Brickell
1300 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
305-912-1729
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