Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails, at Kimpton’s Surfcomber South Beach, is an ode to Southeast Asian cuisine served in a casual and sophisticated atmosphere. Inspired by the street foods of Southeast Asia, the high-style, effortlessly chic restaurant and lounge create a dynamic and delicious new destination on South Beach with a taste of Hong Kong and beyond. The restaurant is helmed by Executive Chef Freddy Ortiz, with great depth in Asian cuisine from a long tenure at China Grill, including Asia de Cuba. Lantao is the largest island in Hong Kong, located at the mouth of the Pearl River. Inspired by its namesake, Lantao Kitchen + Cocktails offers authentically updated versions of flavorful street foods, served family-style and divided into four categories: Gansig (Snacks), Shala (Salads), Bo ling (Bowls), and Zhuban (Main Plates). The menu offers an array of striking flavors such as lemongrass, ginger, kaffir lime leaves, coconut milk, chili, and curry perfectly balanced with creative cocktails. Each dish takes guests on a journey through the fruits and spices of Southeast Asia with the majority of menu items under $20.Signature menu items include Banh Mi “Miami” style with beef, pork belly, pickled vegetables, cilantro and spicy mayo on a baguette; Green Papaya and Pork Belly Salad with jicama, celery root, daikon, carrots, chayote, mint and Thai Basil; Madurese Street Noodles in Spicy Coconut Broth with chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, water chestnuts and crispy shallots; Singapore Chili Prawns and Crispy Kale with spicy Singapore crushed chili sauce, toasted sesame seeds and scallions; and Crisp Citrus and Thai Basil Marinated Whole Fish with sweet-tart Sambal sauce. Lantao is located inside the Surfcomber Hotel. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner is served from 5 to 11 p.m. Happy Hour is 4 to 7 p.m. daily. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant. As South Beach experiences a period of revitalization and renewal, Surfcomber is among the first hotels along historic Collins Avenue to reveal its new look and personalized approach to service. The design creates an inviting and comfortable atmosphere, with elements of surprise throughout. Combined with Kimpton’s warm and welcoming service, the newly and fully renovated hotel offers guests an inviting, breezy atmosphere and a distinctive South Beach experience that is as cool as it is friendly, and as sophisticated as it is fun.