Kimpton resort to unveil three new restaurants

The venues helmed by executive chef Massimo De Francesca will be designed by Markzeff and Powerstrip Studio. (Kimpton Seafire Resort)

The Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa on Grand Cayman island is scheduled to unveil three new restaurants this November. All three venues will be helmed by executive chef Massimo De Francesca, who is also behind Kimpton restaurants Taggia and Saltrock Southwest Kitchen. They will be designed by New York-based Markzeff and Los Angeles-based firm Powerstrip Studio.

Ave will be the resort’s centralized onsite eatery, and will have a communal atmosphere serving Spanish tapas in the 30-seat main dining room. Housed within Ave will be the 12-seat chef’s table Avecita, which will have a fluctuating menu serving just two parties each night. Involved in the design of both spaces is Markzeff.

Meanwhile, Mexican-inspired Coccoloba will have an open-air, beachfront dining room that will be sheltered by seagrape trees (which are the restaurant’s namesake). Housed within a waterfront structure grandfathered into the resort, the restaurant is being designed by Los Angeles-based firm Powerstrip Studio.