BY Michael Light / On April 13, 2023

The weeks following the South Beach Wine & Food Festival have been jam-packed at Bentley Residences in Sunny Isles. For starters, a deal was finalized that welcomes famed chef Todd English and another celebrity has decided to change his address to 18401 Collins Avenue.

During the SOBEWFF, a private dinner was held for 150 guests to announce the new partnership between the ultra-luxury development and the four-time James Beard Award recipient. Celebrity Chef English took over the model kitchen in the development’s $10 million sales gallery to whip up a tasting of Australian Wagyu beef in celebration of his new post as the culinary director for the development.

Once opened, he will be very hands-on with the culinary experience of Bentley’s residents. There will be a private residents-only restaurant as well as in-home dining or poolside al fresco dining and drinks. The curated cuisine is anticipated to be freshly sourced with a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere.

“Luxury is defined in many different ways, but taking solace and having more personal space in your own way is a great feature of new luxury experiences. It’s like carving out your own niche. Today, the more we become automated, the more we need our own personalized space, and the resident-only restaurant is a perfect example of newly defined luxury experiences,” English said.

Chef Todd English Bentley Residences Sunny Isles

Chef Todd English Bentley Residences Sunny Isles

Chef English’s culinary inspiration draws from influences in the Mediterranean. In addition to award winning meals, he is also heralded for his philanthropic work as well as his contribution to culinary media. He has one of the most well-known hospitality brands in the world with critically acclaimed cookbooks as well as hosting and producing his own EMMY-nominated TV show “Food Trip with Todd English.” He’s even been selected as one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” by People Magazine. He has also acted as Chef and hosted many high profile events including the MTV Video Music Awards, Fashion Week, Sundance Film Festival, The Masters, US Open and the Superbowl.

In his philanthropic work he has been involved with many charities and causes including Susan G Komen, Anthony Sipinazzola Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs, Volunteers of America, Big Brothers of America, Make a Wish Foundation, the Food Bank of NYC and City Harvest. English also formed the Wendy English Breast Cancer Research Foundation in honor of his sister. His contribution to Bentley Residences Miami will definitely not go unnoticed.

With interiors by Bentley Motors, the new private culinary experience promises to be on-of-a-kind. Just as the fabrics and materials incorporated into the design of the living spaces, they will also carry over into the amenity spaces and restaurants. The full development is inspired by Bentley vehicles with a high-gloss flooring, the signature diamond patterning that is also featured on the exterior architecture of the building, the darker color palettes and bold finishes create an upscale moody aesthetic. Backlit banquettes in forest green create a sense of privacy amongst the guests with dramatic louvres cladding the walls for an added hint of drama.

Bentley Miami Tower Restaurant Rendering

Bentley Miami Tower Restaurant Rendering

In addition to Chef Todd English, another multi-hyphenate celebrity has taken notice of the unique luxury offered at Bentley Residences Miami. According to an instagram announcement this week, hitmaker Wyclef Jean plans to hang his hat at the new development.

Wyclef Jean Bentley Residences Miami Sunny Isles 2023

Wyclef Jean Bentley Residences Miami Sunny Isles 2023

While the account owner prefers to remain incognito, its owner is also the worst-kept secret in town. With continual project updates, a private jet with the Dezer Properties logo on the tail and plenty of Mr. Gil Dezer’s requisite toys on the grid, we all know who it is. It has not yet been made public exactly what Jean purchased during his visit to the Bentley Residences sales gallery, but his cohort Future recently spent $7.5 million on a 3-bedroom layout in the building.

Construction on the 60-floor development is slated to begin this year with closings commencing and keys being distributed in 2026.

If you are interested in a presentation and specific pricing, please contact Michael Light, Broker and Executive Director of Luxury Sales at Douglas Elliman. You may reach Michael directly at (786) 566-1700 or via email at


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