No Name Chinese serves contemporary Chinese cuisine, Dim Sum and weird wines using locally sourced ingredients in an upscale, modern space in South Miami.
THE IDEA STARTED WHEN A GROUP OF FRIENDS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS WHOM WANTED TO DO SOMETHING UNLIKE ANY OTHER CHINESE RESTAURANT IN MIAMI. Partnering with Chef Pablo Zitzmann and the duo behind Coral Gables wine bar Uvaggio, they took traditional Chinese dishes and flavors, put a cleaner spin on them using South Florida's natural produce, and paired it all with great wine, craft beer and high end service.
The team batted prospective names back and forth for eight months, but nothing seemed to stick. Finally, though, they found one that fit perfectly — No Name.
MEET THE TEAM
PABLO ZITZMANN, EXECUTIVE CHEF: Born in Bogota, Colombia, Pablo Zitzmann has been living in the United States for the past 11 years. He has worked under several renowned chefs, including Michelle Bernstein, NOBU's Thomas Buckley and Jean-Georges Vongerighten.
Favorite Chef: Andrew Ricker from Pok Pok and Chris Consentino from Cockswomb
Favorite Food: Caccio e Peppe (Okay, it's not Chinese)
Favorite Band: The Clash
Favorite Ingredient: Sichuan Peppercon and Dry Miso
Favorite Movie: Interstellar
Inspired by: Local produce and cross utilization of product
If I were not cooking I'd be: Either traveling the world playing in a punk rock band, or skateboarding professionally.