Marion opens at Brickell

Marion is a breezy restaurant, oyster bar, grand cafe and bakery that offers Brickell, Miami a new neighborhood meeting place where gourmands will be able to shop or dine on fresh, locally sourced cuisine from local artisanal cheese makers, fishermen and farmers. Guests will enjoy dishes conceptualized by esteemed chef Jean Paul Lourdes, serving up traditional Mediterranean fare and products of the highest quality. Complemented by superb service, Marion blends a relaxing dining style with a traditional European market ambiance, bringing the best experience to customers. Marion starts serving from Sept 14th and will be fully open at Oct 5th. Here is more information about Marion :


According to Urban Daddy :

“It’s taking over the massive Hoxton space. With a real mid century European cafe vibe about it, too. Walls draped in white, cream and pale pink, French-lace curtains, vintage brass sconces and brasserie furniture made by a company that’s been outfitting Parisian restaurants since 1885. Sticklers for a theme, these guys. Food-wise, you’re going to be busy. Lobster and oysters from the raw bar. Mediterranean fish cooked over ancient Japanese charcoal. Milk-fed lamb belly. All at the hands of a chef who’s worked at three-starred Michelin joints around the world. Which is to say, you might enjoy it. The drinks here mean business. For that, you can thank the Bar Lab boys. Of Broken Shaker fame. You might have a passing familiarity there. There’s an in-house bakery. So order some dessert. Those strawberry marshmallows look promising.”


According to New Times :

“The combination bistro/bakery will feature a 45-foot line of grills, a rotisserie, and a baking station where breads, madeleines, and desserts will be turned out daily. The decor will feature imported French lace curtains and authentic brasserie furniture from Drucker, a Parisian furniture manufacturer that’s been supplying French bistros since 1885. The kitchen team is headed by executive chef Jean Paul Lourdes, along with pastry chef Christina Kaelberer. Lourdes has worked at Michelin-starred restaurants, including three-star Restaurant Pierre Gagnaire in Paris, and was chef de cuisine at three-star Nihonryori RyuGin in Tokyo. The chef, who hails from New Zealand, says he’s looking forward to calling Miami home.” written by Laine Doss.


According to :

“It will feature cooking from chef Jean Paul Lourdes, who has worked for Stephen Starr, and pastry chef Christina Kaelberer, who has worked under Jean-Georges Vongerichten as exec pastry chef of Market at the W Boston and Spice Market in NY. On the menu, among other things, “watermelon gazpacho and Mediterranean fish flown in from the Spanish coast, cooked over ancient Japanese charcoal. Milk-fed veal served with oregano, spouting broccoli and clementine; grilled quail served with orange glaze; raw seafood platters including lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels and crab legs.” written by Lesley Abravanel.


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