London-based Sexy Fish is hopping across The Pond, bringing its Asian-fusion seafood — alongside a mega-buck collection of marine-themed artworks by Damien Hirst and Frank Gehry — to diners in Miami and NY.
British restaurateur Richard Caring, 73, is currently scouting locations to launch a horny Fish — a celeb hot spot for Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan, and Hugh Jackman — in Manhattan. He’s eyeing possible spaces on Billionaires’ Row also as downtown and therefore the Upperside, where fellow Brits David and Simon Reuben recently bought the Surrey Hotel.
“I hear that downtown New Yorkers will go uptown, but that Upper East Siders rarely leave their neighborhood,” Caring said.
But his 40-year-old, Brazillian-born wife Patricia Mondinni, with whom he has three children, is happy to spend time in Miami first, he said.
As such, Sexy Fish in Miami’s trendy Brickell neighborhood will open in October. Caring commissioned $20 million worth of the latest art and sculpture pieces from Hirst and Gehry, the legendary 92-year-old starchitect, for the restaurant, at 1001 South Miami Ave.
But that isn’t stopping Caring from scouting for a second flagship location in Gotham, which can also showcase its own unique collection, Caring tells entremets.