Is this new restaurant another delicious reason to go to Sunset Harbour? We’ll find out soon.

Another reason to go to Sunset Harbour, Lutum.
Another reason to go to Sunset Harbour, Lutum.

Lutum, a restaurant named for the Latin word for dirt and soil, is opening on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 1766 Bay Road in the Sunset Harbour neighborhood by El Grito partners Washington Charles and Antar Sosa. 

Executive Chef Michael Mayta, who started as a prep cook at Michy’s and opened Cena by Michy as Chef de Cuisine, is in charge of the foodstuffs and has designed a menu that is centered around, what else, local and seasonal ingredients. “The inspiration behind the menu is simple: all things Miami – from local ingredients to dishes that are representative of the many cultures that live here – we’re paying homage to the city we all call home,” said Mayta. 

Interior of Lutum.

The menu looks amaze. Here are a few highlights: 

Falafel Scotch Egg harissa caponata: soft poached egg, encased in a layer of falafel mix, fried and served alongside a harissa caponata.

Burger LTO: two hard seared patties topped with warm cheddar sauce and served in between a brioche bun over lettuce, tomatoes and onions with fried.

Seafood Cavatelli  with pei mussels, clams, prawns, rouille: a play on paella, house-made cavatelli seasoned with a hint of saffron topped with shrimp, shucked mussels and clams sautéed with garlic, zucchini and piquillo peppers. 


1766 Bay Road, Miami Beach

Open 6 p.m.-midnight Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Happy hour will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday

1766 Bay Road, Miami Beach