R House Restaurant Opening Soon in Wynwood !
R House Restaurant
2727 NW 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33127
Article & photos by Kristen Lacayo
Walking into the soon-to-be R House Restaurant, the redevelopment of the all black building on the corner of NW 2nd Avenue and NW 28th Street is currently underway. The sound of construction and the smell of concrete are in the air. Seeing this great idea come to life was definitely exciting and something amazing to look forward to. R House will be opening its doors to Wynwood late this fall.
Chef-owner Rocco Carulli, graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, has spent his life following his passion for the culinary arts in the restaurant business. He is known for his great success with popular Edwige at Night restaurant in Provincetown, Massachusetts (which he owned and managed for thirteen years). Edwige at Night was a seasonal business, and this success led Rocco to balance his winters working in Miami. After commuting back and forth through the seasons between Massachusetts and Miami for several years, he decided to finally make the move to Miami and live here full-time and set up a year-round business.
He fell in love with the development going on in the neighborhood. The building that caught his eye was the space at 2727 NW 2nd Avenue, and he did everything possible to get it. It was definitely meant to be, and 2727 NW 2nd Avenue is now the home for R House. He loved everything about the space – the artistic value, the edginess of the neighborhood and the fact that Wywnood itself is so different from the rest of the city. He feels the development of Wynwood is the most unique thing going on in Miami right now, and is thrilled to be a part of this movement. R House will be centrally located on the gateway to Wywnood, and chef Rocco couldn’t be happier.
R House will be showcasing art on the walls and there will be live music playing as you wine and dine. The vibes alone will attract the crowds! The cuisine and theme is casual fine-dining, serving a contemporary and eclectic mix of modern American dishes with Mediterranean, Asian and Latin twists. I caught a glimpse of the menu, and I know it will be spectacular. For those who enjoy smaller portions, there will be a sharing menu option (genius!). As for cocktails, there is so much to be excited about, especially with the wide selection of freshly infused spirits! All drinks on the menu will be homemade for freshness and will have a great selection of premium brands and unique flavors from ginger to mango to strawberries – and everything in between! I have to admit, the jalapeño-infused tequila definitely caught my attention. I’m definitely excited to try them all.
Stay tuned this fall for R House, and we wish all the best to Rocco and watching his dream become a reality!