Sometimes, a car connoisseur’s love goes beyond the boundaries of the road. For those intense enthusiasts who want to involve their cars in every single moment of their lived experience, even eating, Miami has just the thing. Before you squeal with glee, thanks to the image above, this is not a glorified members-only carpark where you can pull in with your Aventador or 458 Italia to enjoy your Mouton-Rothschild with a serving of carbon monoxide. This is more like a members-only restaurant that also doubles as a gallery showcasing the awesome car collection of a mysterious figure known as Elo.
With the opening of Miami Supercar Rooms, touted to be the world’s first Auto Art Gallery and Gourmet Dining Experience, you can combine the best of both fine dining and automotive-craftsmanship into a single luxuriously tailored experience. This whole experience was developed by the founder of UK’s London Motor Museum, the automotive visionary and car-collector Elo.
It’s not easy on the pocket though. Booking one of the six outdoor pods (each seating six people) for an evening’s gourmet experience will set you back by up to $3000. In exchange for that, you get to enjoy a special five-course gourmet meal crafted by an Executive Chef from a local Miami restaurant (the chef changes each month), while lounging next to one of the most desirable cars in the world from Elo’s collection. There’s also an open bar that can be enjoyed and a post-diner program of entertainment involving progressive music and live musicians. The experience is available only on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The whole space stands at 15,000 square feet and houses a whole range of extremely rare models, such as the 1955 SL 300 Mercedes Gullwing; 1929 Rolls Royce Bootch; 1958 450 S Maserati vintage racing car; 1961 196 SP Ferrari vintage racing car and the 2007 Shelby Supercar Ultimate Aero TT (crowned in 2007 as the fastest production car in the world, clearly before the Veyron took that title). Also featured is the extremely rare (with only three models in the whole world) Lamborghini Tractor, and a 1935 derivative of the only Bugatti “Atlantic,” known as the “Pacific” – built by the famed Terry Cook of Delahaye ÙSA.
Of course, the Supercar Rooms are still free for browsing. Between the hours of 10.00am and 6.00pm, the Auto Art Gallery is open to the public, except on Tuesday.
For those whose idea of a romantic night out involves a dinner under the stars, mixed in with a bit of beautiful automotive elegance, this may just be the spot to look to. You can check out more information and book reservations at http://www.miamisupercarrooms.com/.