MIAMI—Miami has made a name for itself on the multinationalcommercial real estate front—and internationalculinary scene. The two are merging in a yet-unnamed restaurantconcept that's set to open on the first floor of the University ofMiami Life Science & Technology Park (UMLSTP).

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Owned and managed by Wexford Science &Technology, a BioMed Realty Trustcompany, the UMLSTP is located in Miami's health and innovationdistrict. The class A development is home to research teams,entrepreneurs, and companies from around the world—and will soon behome to a restaurant concept from Chef Ralph Pagano, who opened acasual Mexican eatery earlier this year called Naked Taco at DreamSouth Beach Hotel.

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“I am excited to bring a new culinary experience to the UM LifeScience & Technology Park, located in an emerging neighborhoodof Miami,” says Pagano. “The area is full of untapped potential fornew growth and I look forward to serving up a fresh new restaurantconcept for locals to discover and enjoy.”

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Since his iconic casting on the first season of Gordon Ramsey'sHell's Kitchen, Pagano has become a celebrity-chef staple at homeand abroad. You might have seen him on The Travel Channel hostinghis international cooking show Pressure Cook or on The LifetimeChannel as the host of All Mixed Up.

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Pagano's new restaurant is set to open in early 2015. Moredetails about the concept and menu will be revealed in January.

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Pagano's concept will join the park's other restaurants,including Thea's Pizzeria and Subway Café and will be withinwalking distance of the Miami Health District. BillHunter, director of Leasing for the UMLSTP, says, “The newformat will draw patrons from the surrounding areas to experiencegreat dining, great atmosphere and expanded catering options.”

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