Miami is about to get a little more sophisticated with the opening of Chef Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne. Scheduled to open in mid 2010, db Bistro Moderne is designed to bring the culinary success of the original restaurant in Manhattan’s midtown to Miami’s downtown.
New York’s db Bistro Moderne has a twin sister who will be residing in Miami as Boulud’s first Florida restaurant. With the opening of the new forty-one story JW Marriott Marquis Miami, Chef Daniel Bouloud takes advantage and brings his widely successful team of culinary genius along for the venture. The plans are set for the kind of locale a discerning diner would be happy to frequent. Serving up award winning dishes featuring a fusion of French-American fare, the idea is to capture Manhattan’s vibe with a Miami flare.
“It’s the kind you return to often for the dishes you love and remember and for the easy going feel of the place,” says Florence Tabeni, General Manager of JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Designed by Yabu Pushelberg, the restaurant will house three different dining areas. Think contemporary, casual and comfortable, the space features 18-foot ceiling, and a terrace overlooking the Miami River. Let’s not forget the wine tower adjacent to the entrance, a sure watering hole for downtown’s hip happy hour crowds, perhaps?
As the winner of three James Beard Awards, Boulud knows a thing or two about good food. Along for the ride is a classically trained and dedicated team. General Manager German Alvarado and Executive Chef Jarrod Verbiak, who have worked along is Boulud for over 12 years and have made their way up the culinary ladder in the other Boulud restaurants, will be running the show. Serving up a wide selection of over 150 wines, this is the place where a good burger and Foie Gras Torchon are on the same menu. All that is left to do now is wait.