La Bottega by Carmen Trigueros is part of the Grove Garden Trilogy of restaurants, situated around a charming court-garden setting at 3540 Main Highway, Coconut Grove, including Calamari Italian Restaurant, and Taurus…Another Round, the Grove’s most legendary bar.
It is what the Italians call an enoteca sociale, a relaxing venue where one can experience instant gratification: shop for, uncork and enjoy a variety of wines, many from boutique vineyards, and pair the, with fresh meats, cheeses and other culinary delights for a menu by Chef Carmen Trigueros that is always evolving.
The hallmark of the intimate setting is a state-of-the-industry open kitchen, right on premises, where guests can pull up a banquette to the counter and watch Chef Carmen as she celebrates the tradition of well-being found in the Mediterranean lifestyle, combining the ingredients of Italy, Provence, and Spain’s Basque region together with a dash of Miami’s own Latin flair.
The result is a versatile array of culinary offerings, from freshly concocted tapas to enjoy with wine, to elegant multi-course dinners served in the intimate private dining room at La Cava, the private membership wine club situated, literally, in La Bottega’s exclusive wine cellar.
Open 7 days a week:
Chef Carmen's Menu is available Tuesday-Saturday (Calamari Menu is available all week)
Wine Tastings hosted by Henry Barrow are offered every other Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm
Wine Appreciation Classes, are also offered on alternate Thursdays, 7-9 pm
Cooking Classes with Chef Carmen are offered once a month, also on a Thursday, see schedule here.
Live Jazz Cabaret in La Cava is the last Friday of every month.
Additionally, La Bottega regularly has a Guest Wine Maker series, inviting top winemakers to pour at special tastings. Every quarter, La Bottega features a multi-course Wine Pairing Dinner.
For information and reservations to the above events, call 305-444-3493