Chef Daniel Boulud’s Mediterranean concept, Boulud Sud, is now open in downtown Miami. Originally launched in 2011 on New York’s Upper West Side, this second location of Boulud Sud features coastal cuisine inspired by flavors from the Côte d’Azur Spain, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Turkey and beyond.
The Boulud Sud kitchen is helmed by Executive Chef Clark Bowen, who has been an integral part of the Daniel Boulud team for seven years. Continuing his well-established rapport with Chef Boulud, together they have developed a menu that highlights local ingredients, while building on a foundation of existing Boulud Sud favorites using spices, seasonings and cooking methods found in the Mediterranean.
The Boulud Sud location in Miami was previously db Bistro Moderne and we enjoyed it very much, visiting seasonally for their spring and fall menus. We were glad to see that both executive chef Bowen and pastry chef Nemoto have stayed on with the restaurant!
Appetizers and Cocktails
(L) White Cosmopolitan – Vodka, White Cranberry, Fresh Lime
Choose either a protein with sides if you’d like or go for one of the large plate dishes.
Simply Grilled: Grilled Hawaij Spiced Swordfish
Simply Grilled: Grilled Prawns
From the sides: Patatas Bravas – Crispy Potatoes, Garlic Aïoli
Large Plate: Seared Mediterranean Branzino – Freekeh, Apricot, Artichoke
Dinner was wonderfully seasoned, international fare with plenty of healthful options due to the nature of Mediterranean cuisine.
Pastry Chef Saeko Nemoto, who has also been working with Chef Boulud for many years in NY and Miami, presents both original desserts and variations on classics from the NYC location. Again, very happy to see her back at the restaurant after the transition.
Tres Leche – Morello Cherry, Spanish Butter Cake, Fior Di Latte Gelato
I ordered this dessert because I really enjoy cherry, but, it kind of takes away from what it’s supposed to be which is Tres Leche. Then again, it’s not supposed to be traditional. The point I am trying to make: don’t get this dessert if you are wanting a traditional Tres Leche.
Warm basket of Madelines
Ah, the signature madeline cookies. Never say no to these warm delights.
All images appearing in this post photographed by Holli Lapes, property of TheSoFlaSage.com
Disclosure: I received a complimentary tasting at Boulud Sud. All opinions are my own.