BLK Orchid is Miami Beach‘s newest hot spot, located inside of landmark hotel Town House, this restaurant is minimalistic yet rich in character. They opened Oct 17th and now receive reservation or walk-ins. BLK Orchid will feature an authentic Japanese menu executed in French culinary technique. For the name itself, the color Black represents ‘Zen’ in the Japanese culture while the Orchid flower represents life and immortality. Here is more information about BLK Orchid :
According to Urban Daddy :
“It’s in the former Bondst space. And it’s the yin to the rest of the hotel’s whitewashed yang: black walls and tables, Japanese script bleeding on the walls, bonsai trees, black clouds on the ceiling and a bar that’s serving over 20 kinds of sake curated by the sake sommelier.
They don’t serve sushi here. It’s called oshi. And it’s a technique from Osaka that packs fish and fermented rice into tight boxes. But you can also get duck and foie gras prepared by an Alain Ducasse protégé to share with a mysterious so-and-so in a corner alcove which is being overseen by a pouty Japanese seductress. Don’t worry. She’s a photograph on the wall. You’re not going to have anyone supervising your chopstick technique.”
According to Miami.com :
“Despite the quotes, the resto’s kitchen staff has serious creds, helmed by executive chef Michael Fulci, a Ducasse protégée and former executive chef at the now defunct La Maison, with assistance from head chef Keiko Namakaji, who acquired his sushi and traditional Kaiseki skills in Hiroshima. As for the speakeasy part of the place, they serve booze – the mixology program is curated by a sake sommelier – and the place is located in a quasi basement.
While the bar will offer the menu a la carte, the dinning room will serve three, prix options. In lieu of sushi, they will offer oshi, or box sushi, a type of sushi from Osaka preserving fish by packing it tightly in boxes with fermented rice. The prix fixe menus will feature such dishes as lychee ceviche, oysters in ponzu and shavings of foie gras and duck in caramelized miso. A requisite, resident D.J. will spin sounds of Asia and South of France uplifting the animated atmosphere to another level.” written by Lesley Abravanel.
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