Culinary Delights in East EdgewaterPosted 03.31.2023
Though Miami may be best known around the world for its sandy beaches, year-round temperate weather, and riveting nightlife, the Magic City has emerged in recent years as a global culinary powerhouse. World-class chefs and cutting-edge restaurants have made Miami a flourishing must-visit dining destination. Residents of Missoni Baia’s East Edgewater Miami condos are a stone’s throw from many of the city’s finest restaurants, which capture the range of top culinary talent, cuisines, and flavors that reflect Miami’s diverse and alluring spirit.
For refined Turkish and Greek fare, Mandolin Aegean Bistro transports patrons from the Miami shores to the Aegean Coast. Ahmet Erkaya and Anastasia Koutsioukis, the husband-and-wife team behind this bistro, carefully restored a charming 1940s home with garden and outdoor patio space, replete with distinctive details like antique sea-blue doors and window shutters. The welcoming decor, with rustic wood farm tables and fresh floral arrangements throughout, is almost as inviting as the main draw—traditional Greek and Turkish coastal food made with seasonal, local ingredients. The menu includes staples like a Greek sampler of classic spreads and baked feta, moussaka, beef souvlaki, and whole sea bass grilled with Aegean olive oil—all exquisitely rendered.
Located in the Wynwood Art District, dōma serves up Mediterranean-inspired, Southern Italian lunch and dinner offerings made with ingenuity from local ingredients, with a special emphasis on seafood and fish. The decor is natural light-infused and modern. True to its name, which means “home” or the “roof under which people gather,” dōma has a cozy ambiance, complemented by traditional dishes like the candele alla Genovese of “slowly cooked” beef ragu and parmesan cheese or the tagliolini of black truffle and French butter, while the “modern” column of the menu features items like homemade gnocchi with Argentinian prawns, green peas, and pecan crumble. Everything here, from the bites plates options of meatballs with sweet provolone cheese or fried calamari with zucchini to the desserts of classic tiramisu or vanilla pannacotta with strawberry puree and dried pineapple (to name just a few choices), will ensure a highly satisfying meal experience.
For sushi and other raw bar fare, SUGARCANE provides globally inspired small plate offerings. Since entering the Miami dining scene over a decade ago, this brasserie-style restaurant has won widespread acclaim, including being named “Restaurant of the Year” by Eater, all while maintaining a welcoming ambiance and a warm aesthetic inspired by Old Havana. Plates from the grill include Korean-style beef short ribs, skirt steak with chimichurri sauce, and the iconic dish of crispy duck leg confit, fried duck egg, and waffle. SUGARCANE sushi rolls complement their fresh sushi and sashimi offerings, while the raw bar includes the requisite seasonal oysters, along with shrimp and Florida snapper ceviches, Hokkaido scallops, and yellowfin tuna tartare, among others.
Each of these restaurants certainly merits repeat visits to taste their range of offerings—or simply to revisit a new favorite dish—as part of the exploration of Miami’s dynamic culinary scene near the Biscayne Bay condos at Missoni Baia. Contact the team at Missoni Baia to learn more about our exclusive collection of one- to five-bedroom bayfront homes.