In an era with a heavy emphasis on digital means, many people are delving into digital currency. Since the inception of Bitcoin in 2009, more than a decade later, the popularity and demand for cryptocurrency has significantly increased. This week, many of those cryptocurrency gurus will meet in South Florida for Miami NFT Week from April 1 – 3 and Bitcoin Conference 2022 from April 6 – 9. In honor of the conferences’ takeover of Miami, here is the ultimate guide to Miami restaurants and hotels where crypto enthusiasts can pay with digital currency.
Mamey by chef Niven Patel, 4x James Beard nominee and Food and Wine Best Chef class of 2020, is a chic farm-to-table restaurant serving clever cuisine with Asian, Caribbean & Polynesian influences. Through the property’s partnership with BitPay, Mamey allows guests the opportunity to utilize Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Dogecoin and four USD-pegged stablecoins (GUSD, USDC, PAX and BUSD) to pay for dining.
Orno, by chef Niven Patel, a 4x James Beard nominee and Food and Wine Best Chef class of 2020, is a New American restaurant that offers guests a true, farm-to-table experience using locally sourced ingredients from Chef Patel’s very own farm, Rancho Patel. Chef Patel’s wood-fired culinary creations are complimented by specialty cocktails and hand selected wines. Orno allows guests the opportunity to utilize Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Dogecoin and four USD-pegged stablecoins (GUSD, USDC, PAX and BUSD), guests can use cryptocurrency to pay for dining.
The global restaurant Chotto Matte brings Miami Beach a taste of Nikkei cuisine, with flavors and ingredients that tastefully blend Japanese and Peruvian culinary traditions. The restaurant is launching its first ever NFT in conjunction with NFT Week and Bitcoin Conference on April 5. From April 4 – 10, Chotto Matte will serve a limited edition, Bitcoin-inspired cocktail, the 10/31, featuring Hakushu 12-year-old Japanese Whisky, Cognac, Umeshu Okinawa black sugar and bitters, and a secret set menu, both only available for purchase in Bitcoin. The theatrical drink will be presented with a flammable dollar garnish and flamed in front of the guest, then revealing a Bitcoin coin. Chotto Matte’s secret menu, featuring opulent dishes like a Wagyu Sirloin, will only be available to those with “Whales” and “Industry” passes.
SHELBORNE SOUTH BEACH
Shelborne South Beach, an Art Deco gem, is conveniently located on the iconic Ocean Drive and boasts an amazing Oasis Garden, David’s Cafe (a Miami favorite for Cuban coffee) and iconic Art Deco pool deck for a relaxed vibe and traditional South Beach nostalgia. Shelborne partners with BitPay to accept cryptocurrency payments on its websites, by email, or in person.
THesis Hotel Miami is a modern property located in Coral Gables, offering guests a sun-filled rooftop pool with tropical views and a poolside bar. THesis Hotel was the first hotel in the Miami area and one of the first nationwide to accept cryptocurrency as payment. Through its partnership with BitPay, THesis Hotel Miami allow guests the opportunity to utilize Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Dogecoin and four USD-pegged stablecoins (GUSD, USDC, PAX and BUSD) to pay for room reservations, dining and event bookings.