La Mar by Gastón Acurio, located at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, is set to open YAKU by La Mar, a waterfront bar and lounge.
Situated on the north terrace of La Mar, the new bar and lounge concept will blend multicultural ingredients with a Peruvian-inspired cocktail program, light bites and a cosy waterfront gathering place for locals and guests alike to unwind with musical sets by resident and guest DJs.
YAKU, meaning ‘water’ in Quechua which is an ancestral language dating back to the Inca Empire, is inspired by the panoramic water views of the restaurant and brought to life by the bustling Brickell skyline.
Open Thursday through Saturday from 18:00-23:00, YAKU will feature hand-crafted punch cocktails to compliment La Mar’s existing cocktail program along with a selection of twelve beers, wines and champagne by the glass.
To complement the libations, guests will enjoy a menu of eight Peruvian small plates overseen by executive chef Diego Oka.
Unobstructed waterfront views serve as the perfect backdrop for this new outdoor space.
Conceptualised and designed by chef Oka, the lounge is outfitted with Peruvian-inspired textiles; teak wood furniture; bronze, terracotta and turquoise accent pieces; and sleek, communal wooden high top tables.