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Since opening in 2016, chef/owner Michael Beltran and Ariete Hospitality Group’s beloved Coconut Grove restaurant Ariete has garnered a ravenous following and received national recognition including a star from the renowned Michelin Guide (2022, 2023) not to mention acknowledgment from Food & Wine and The New York Times, to name a few. In celebration of Ariete’s eight-year anniversary, Beltran is throwing his annual epic birthday bash complete with live music, menu and drink, drink specials and, in true Miami fashion, Publix birthday cake (gratis). The annual party has become one of Coconut Grove’s most popular events and 2024 will be no different. 

Taking place on Sunday, January 14, 2024, Ariete’s anniversary bash kicks off at 5PM with a special celebration on the back terrace until 10PM. As the sun sets, the backyard will transform into a lively yard party with pop up bars, $6 cervezas, $6 frozen daiquiris, $8 specialty cocktails and live Latin music. For those seeking a touch of smokey sophistication, cigars will be on-hand. 

Naturally, Ariete will also be open for a la carte dinner service. Reservations, as always, are greatly recommended. 

Since Beltran first came on the scene as a chef and restaurateur, his flagship restaurant — once “just” a wildly popular coconut gem — has evolved into the jewel in his culinary crown. Ariete laid the foundation for what would become Ariete Hospitality Group and now, under the umbrella, Beltran owns/operates an impressive portfolio of concepts including: Chug’s Diner; Brasserie Laurel; El Vecino; The Gibson Room; and Eva and The Oyster Bar, among others. Despite the diverse expansion, Ariete continues to stand as a cherished culinary staple, drawing devoted fans back with its enduring appeal. Chef Beltran’s journey in the culinary world has undeniably been one of innovation, passion, and the artful creation of dining experiences that leave a lasting impression. 

Ariete is located at 3540 Main Highway in Coconut Grove. For further information, visit or call (786) 615-3747. Follow on Instagram: @ArieteMiami

Ariete Hospitality Group (AHG)

Dedicated to the notion that service, excellence and hospitality are the cornerstones of any successful food & beverage concept, Ariete Hospitality Group (AHG) is the culinary and hospitality collective created by celebrated chef Michael Beltran and his business partner Andrew Falsetto. Under the AHG umbrella, the duo owns and operates some of South Florida’s most popular and award-winning food and beverage concepts. They include the group’s namesake and a defining Magic City dining destination, the Michelin-starred Ariete in Coconut Grove along with Chug’s Cuban Diner, The TaurusThe Allocation Room retail bottle shop/tasting room and AHG’s event space, Nave. In the Fall of 2023 AHG added two more concepts to its Coconut Grove roster – The Oyster Bar – a sleek, intimate raw bar and cocktail lounge and Eva, a casually, sophisticated Mediterranean-inspired bistro. AHG also owns/operates The ScapeGoat, a celebrated watering hole on Miami Beach, Brasserie LaurelEl Vecino cocktail lounge/cigar bar and Chug’s Express in downtown Miami at Miami World Center along with The Gibson Room; a vibey, loungey restaurant, bar and music den in Miami. All AHG concepts strive to offer locals and visitors alike unparalleled experiences in food and beverage built upon a bedrock of pride, innovation and exploration. Each restaurant’s culinary offerings are grounded in inventive New American cuisine that combines classic techniques, global flavors and the spirit and vibrancy of Chef Beltran’s Cuban-American heritage. Cocktail offerings at each outlet are unique, hand-tailored and embrace its location and offer a unique perspective on modern cocktail culture. Boasting a team of talented and passionate individuals, AHG prides itself in the ability to consistently provide thoughtfully prepared, locally-sourced and inspired dining and drink delivered with flair and

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