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QP Tapas Pop-Up Returns to Coconut Grove at Mayfair Home Resort

QP Tapas Pop-Up Returns to Coconut Grove at Mayfair Home Resort


Miami’s beloved Spanish and Izakaya pop-up, QP Tapas, is formally again. The pop-up restaurant begins its third iteration on Friday, March 1, on the Fountain Lounge inside Mayfair Home Resort & Backyard in Coconut Grove. Followers of the pop-up can anticipate a few of QP Tapas’ classics on the menu, in addition to new additions to the menu throughout their keep.

Helmed by chef Josh Elliott and his spouse, Ellie Groden, QP Tapas is thought for its Spanish tapas with Izakaya tendencies. It beforehand popped up at MKT Kitchen in Coral Gables again in 2022, adopted by its keep on the Allocation Room final yr, which took them to Coconut Grove.

Alongside their journey, the husband and spouse duo have earned a neighborhood religious following, which now has led them to the Fountain Lounge. “We’re extremely excited to be within the Mayfair Resort,” says Groden. “It’s vibrant, gorgeous, and it is simply energetic, which is basically what QP is all about. We prefer to say, ‘high quality merchandise and high quality folks,’ and this can be a very high-quality lodge.'”

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House owners of QP Tapas chef Josh Elliott and his spouse Ellie Groden

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The idea of the pop-up, which solely started two years in the past in 2022, has at all times been to embrace change. The small however mighty crew wished one thing to name their very own, and in a harsh market, they discovered a approach to nonetheless observe their ardour contained in the meals and beverage trade.

“We wished to let folks launch these expectations of what eating places are speculated to be,” says Groden. “We’re all disinclined to vary and I believe it is actually enjoyable to flip that on its head, we each have enjoyable placing ourselves in that house. We’ve got had a really joyful time studying and assembly new workers that has additionally loved that and rising along with every QP.”

The couple shares with New Instances how they named every set up, beginning with “QP 1.0,” the second referred to as “QP 2.0,” and its newest one, “QP 3000.”

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An assortment of QP Tapas’ signature tapas

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What can followers of the pop-up anticipate from the most recent model? A number of the classics will nonetheless be on the menu, together with the “Spanish Pantry” part, which options Manzanilla olives, pan con tomate, and boquerones, together with the crudo choices, together with one of many chef’s favourite dishes, the tuna tataki.

To embrace the fixed change, the menu may even function Berkshire pork tonkatsu served with kimchi honey and pickles, which turned a fan favourite when it was served at their final pop-up, in addition to a smoked heritage rooster, which, in accordance with the chef, has a familial taste profile from the pop-up’s in style paella, being “very heavy on the smoke and pimentón.”

“This menu is at all times simply going to be a mirrored image of the place I am at as we speak,” says Elliott. “In this model, now we have a bit little bit of a special kitchen design, so we redesigned the menu with some new stuff that I am fairly enthusiastic about. On the finish of the day, for us, it is actually necessary to place one thing considerate, approachable, and tremendous flavorful onto the plate.”

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The previous elevator automobile has been changed into a bar on the Fountain Lounge.

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After all, the pop-up is bringing its cocktail menu to the lounge, beginning with the “Basque Bamboo” cocktail made with Basque cider, “Bangin’ on the Sidewalk” made with tequila, the “Bittersweet Symphony,” made with gin, and the “MSG in a Bottle,” with vodka, vermouth, and MSG.

For a basic cocktail with a twist, company can strive the “Koji Manhattan,” made with Japanese whiskey, or they will select from a number of wines and beer.

Mocktails embody the “Josh Collins” with contemporary citrus, membership soda, and plenty of ice and the “Simple Livin'” made with coconut and orange.

Whereas the pop-up begins on Friday, March 1, there may be nonetheless no confirmed finish date but. “Hopefully, you guys preserve coming,” says Elliot. “We will stick round for a short while. We might love to hang around till the summer season.”

QP Tapas Pop-Up at Fountain Lounge. 3000 Florida Ave., Coconut Grove; qptapas.com. Wednesdays and Thursdays 5 to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 5 to 11 p.m.



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