Thursday, 7 May 2015

Villa Azur: The Place To Be in Miami

Three quarters of a century since the Art Deco revolution, Miami remains the hotspot for tourism —as one of the trendiest, flashiest tourist destinations across the globe. Beyond the lures of deep sea beaches and tireless nightlife, it holds multiple enticements for everyone. Thaw it out with its warm and welcoming tropical weather and savour the azure skyline reclining on white sand at premium beach-side properties, or indulge in some wining and dining –the options lay galore. But in case you are dwelling upon the latter, Villa Azur is what you’re seeking.

A premium hospitality venture of Bhanu Choudhrie’s C&C Alpha Group, Villa Azur is an elegant gourmet restaurant showcasing cuisines from Southern France and Italy. This refreshing change in the dining scene at South Beach is liberally sprinkled with celebrity pixie dust; stars like Halle Berry and Gerard Butler are often spotted at Villa Azur. The tasteful interiors, with its iconic pastel shades and neon lights, further augment the restaurant’s magical charm.

A creation of stellar designer Fran├žois Frossard, the framework of this classic restro bar is designed with a line of beautiful villas along the French Riviera while subtly incorporating the essential vitality of Miami air. An eclectic mix of vintage and modern motifs exude a chic elegance that’s warm and welcoming.

Their bar-cum-lounge spans the indoor area, which consists of a fireplace, reading space, bookshelves and a comfortable seating, lending it a relaxed air. But the addition of a DJ booth, where international DJs perform regularly, electrifies the ambient mood in a flash. A French door on the other side opens to a leafy, lushly landscaped courtyard patio that is sure to leave you mesmerised. 

In the kitchen, Executive Chef Erwin Mallet ensures you savour the best of the indigenous flavours from France and Italy. With a harmonious blend of the old and the new, he seeks to present tantalising fusion haute cuisine. Delicacies like Dover Sole, Pork Tenderloin slow braised in red wine and orange zest & Truffle French Raviolis add a homely comfort to his menu. Moreover, the list of elixirs is also long and tempting. With an in-house wine cellar, food can be paired with the choicest of wines, or with signature cocktails on the restaurant’s menu. When you visit Villa Azur, it’s all about opulence, gastronomic indulgence, comfort, and lively, groovy raves.

About the Company

C&C Alpha Group is a prominent investment banking firm with ventures spanning various domains such as aviation, hospitality, and healthcare, across the globe. With its headquarters in London, the Bhanu Choudhrie led company has a proven track record in incubating and turning around businesses and especially take hospitality ventures up the ladder of success. Moti Mahal in London, Shanti Maurice in Mauritius, and Nira Caledonia in Edinburgh are some other notable hospitality ventures of the group.