Casa Tua restaurant & private club is housed within a massive 5,000-square foot space with all-day dining options and late night scene surely to be the toast of Aspen high season. A hearty menu liaised by chef Sergio Sigalai inspired by the Miami original. Their infamous menu features an Italian menu of grilled octopus with potatoes, elaborate caviar service and seared foie gras with ginger marmalade. Decadent, homemade pastas include Farro risotto with Maine Lobster or white truffles, tagliatelle with diced pumpkin and shrimp and a Tagliolini topped with caviar and crème fraiche. Main course usually arrives with an already satiated appetite with grilled Wagyu steaks, veal tenderloin with zucchini gratin and popular whole Branzino deboned table side.
It's our favorite Italian restaurant in Miami, tucked along a quiet South Beach street where mature shade trees envelop a terrace and restaurant with upper-level member's club. Owned by Mickey Grendene, Casa Tua brings its exclusive member's club and open-to-the-public eatery to a luxe lodge steps from the base of Aspen mountain. The two-story space is emancipated from its rustic Aspen ways into a more-elegant but still rustic Alpine-space with swanky dining room, small lounge, and larger upstairs member's club with both short-term and full membership options.
TIP: After dinner downstairs, you may find yourself invited up to the members club for a look around – and if you're really lucky – a drink at the private bar. Play it cool and you may be invited to stay awhile to hob nob with not-to-be-named celebrities, heiresses and oil magnates. If you get the chance to visit upstairs, be sure to check out the rotating art installation. During our visit, an exquisite collection of Marilyn Monroe's personal photographs were on display.