A revered landmark and symbol of style and sophistication since its opening in 1954, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is a spectacular blend of Golden Era glamour and modern luxury. Now the legendary hotel is paying homage to its history with the reinvention of the hotel’s original coffee and patisserie shop, Chez Bon Bon.
Opened August 6, 2014 in the former Solo space, Chez Bon Bon offers a complete sensory experience, including live-action stations where guests can watch, smell and taste confectionary magic, purchase gourmet grab-and-go savory selections, patisseries, and custom-order cakes. Visiting tourists and Miamians alike can savor the sweet life with the highest quality fare and confections, created on-site daily and prepared for on the go convenience.
With the opportunity to experience the glamour of the golden era through pastry and a casual, chic ambiance, guests can now enjoy an indulgent menu of assorted sweet and savory dishes. Guests can satisfy their sweet tooth with mouth-watering delights in the divine chocolate selection by award-winning Executive Pastry Chef Jordi Panisello. Live-action stations allow shop-goers and passersby to marvel at the creation of exquisite quality truffles, pralines, bonbons, fudge and more, prepared daily in a variety of signature flavors and styles. All of Chez Bon Bon’s offerings are blended, designed and crafted in the chocolate shop of the hotel’s impressive heart-of-house food and beverage operations that is overseen by Panisello.
For those celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for a treat, resident Cake Artist Angela Louise Encio has created a wide range of confections with designs that incorporate modern and creative elements. Guests can make an appointment with Encio for custom cakes with messaging, unique themes and one-of-a-kind flavors or they can take advantage of ready-to-go cakes, perfect for last-minute dinner parties or get-togethers.
“Not only does Chez Bon Bon revere the Fontainebleau’s original coffee shop, it will offer a variety of savory and sweet treats that will surpass any other offerings available in town,” says Philip Goldfarb, President and COO of Fontainebleau Miami Beach. “Staying true to the Fontainebleau vision, hotel guests and locals will enjoy an enriching experience that evokes sweet memories and will surely lure them back for seconds.”
Renowned architect David Mexico, known for his innovative projects such as Crystals at CityCenter Las Vegas, designed the coffee shop drawing from European inspiration. Chez Bon Bon features a warm and inviting style while evoking a contemporary feel that complements the lobby and retail area of Fontainebleau. The dynamic design touts the hotel’s history and glamour of the 1950’s with modern day elegance and style. The packaged retail goods available in-store received equal attention with the chic wrapping designed by branding guru Peter Arnell. Modern font is paired with the signature Morris Lapidus bowtie design that can be found on the hotel lobby floor to create packaging that is classic Fontainebleau.
Chez Bon Bon’s approachable, high quality menu along with friendly and quick service rounds out on-property dining options, ensuring there is something delightful and fresh for everyone at every hour of the day. Even the name is delightful!
Chez Bon Bon will be located off the Chateau main lobby and opened August 6, 2014. Operating hours are from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Selections of pastries and chocolate are available daily for purchase or made-to-orders for any special occasion in person (curbside parking is available) or by calling 305-674-4727. For more information on Chez Bon Bon visit, Fontainebleau.com/ChezBonBon