Fooq’s Miami opens at Downtown

Fooq’s Miami opens at Downtown Miami. Located at 1035 North Miami Avenue, in the heart of Downtown Miami’s Arts & Entertainment district, Fooq’s Miami brings a distinct, feel-good cuisine, with talented Executive Chef Nicole Votano at the helm of the kitchen. The menu features a variety of international, home-cooked dishes, and a carefully curated selection of wine. Here is more information about Fooq’s Miami :


According to Urban Daddy :

“Occupying the former Nemesis address, this is definitely… not that. No, this feels more like you’ve just walked into someone’s Southwestern-leaning living room to demand burritos. Which would never really happen because you’d knock first. Anyway, the Southwestern thing—it’s all around you here. The rustic wooden bench, the antelope head on the wall. It’s just the kind of spot that lends itself to the comfort food being served by a Michelle Bernstein protégé. Which means, yes, burritos. Of the duck-mole variety. And a menu that leans toward things like meatballs, osso buco and PB&Js made with almond butter and marmalade on a croissant.”


According to New Times :

“As for dinner, its items like Homestead tomato salad (malabar spinach, local tomatoes, green beans, toasted kamut, sweet onions, French feta, mint, and red wine vinaigrette); pommes de terre raclette (finger potatoes, oven roasted baby heirloom tomatoes, wild mushrooms, caramelized sweet onions with melted Raclette cheese); trio of jars (ask what they’re filled with on your visit); Votano meatballs (ground brisket and berkshire pork meatballs, San Marzano tomato sauce, Parmigiano, Reggiano, basil, and garlic toast); crack head shrimp (royal red shrimp, saffron orange broth, tarragon, baguette); bucatini amatriciana (smoked pancetta, sweet onions, san marzano tomatoes, garlic chips, sicilian chile flakes, pecorino romano); and Audrey’s osso buco (Strauss veal shank braised in a light tomato broth, yukon-cauliflower mash, braised dandelion greens, and gremolata). There will also be a daily local fish and crudo that will vary on whatever the catch of the day is, and of course a burger, which will be a short rib, brisket and skirt steak blend with melted Jarslberg and special sauce on a toasted brioche. But it’s the cauliflower steak the dish that Votano’s most proud of. “I hate when vegetarians are an afterthought, so we wanted to have enough vegetarian items for people to come and not feel left out.” Her high point: the Swank Farms caramelized cauliflower steak, which is center cut, rubbed with herbs, and then dressed with toasted quinoa, charred kale, marinated tomatoes, and a pomegranate reduction. Prices haven’t been set but expect a range of $9 to $16 for dinner appetizers and $16 to $32 for entrees. Lunch will be kept to a minimum in order to draw a daily corporate and working crowd. ” written by Carla Torres.


According to SouthFloridaGourmet :

“Following his recent acquisition of the former NeMesis Urban Bistro, David Foulquier has appointed Chef Nicole Votano, former right-hand to Chef Michelle Bernstein, as Executive Chef  at Fooq’s, in Downtown Miami’s up-and-coming Arts & Entertainment District. Votano will add her signature, home-cooked style to the innovative and flavorful dishes at Fooq’s, a farm-to-kitchen concept which is the culmination of both Foulquier’s and Votano’s travels around the world.  “Our shared passion for food has allowed us to feed off of each other’s culinary inspirations, offering a canvas to lay out our ever-evolving ideas,” said David Foulquier.”


According to MiamiCulinaryTours :

“The farm-to-kitchen fare at Fooq’s, will feature international menu selections that change seasonally, a daily blue-plate special, and varying specials throughout the week. With its bright and airy interior, the modern vibe at Fooq’s will be calm and cool, evoking memories of home. Fooq’s is located at 1035 N. Miami Ave. (Downtown Miami) next door to The Corner Bar. Reservations will be accepted for groups of six and more and can be made by calling 786.536.2749. Fooq’s will be open for lunch Monday-Fridayfrom12:00–3:30pm, and dinner 6:00–10:30pm Monday-Friday, and 6:00pm-11pm on Saturdays (Closed on Sundays).Parking lot is available next door to the restaurant and Metered street parking is also available.”


Stay tuned at Miami City Social for more information.