We’ve been fans of Fooq’s since the Downtown Miami restaurant first opened several years ago. Owner David Foulquier was actually one of our first interviews for the blog way back in 2015. So needless to say, the Mediterranean eatery has a special place in our hearts (and stomachs).
Recently, Fooq’s welcomed a new chef: Clark Bowen, who’s made a name for himself locally at db Bistro Moderne and Boulud Sud (its successor). At Fooq’s, Chef Bowen is putting his signature touches on the Feel Good Food that Fooq’s is known for. The delicious end result has us more excited than ever for the future of this Downtown gem.
Having followed Chef Bowen’s career, we know he loves his charcuterie. Now when guests visit Fooq’s, they’ll find a new Charcuterie section with standouts like House Pate and Foie Gras Torchon. Spreads are also abundant on the menu, with personal favorites like Babaganoush and Housemade Labneh.
Small plates like the Crispy Brussel Sprouts with honey glaze and the Local Burrata are just two of the highlights from this menu section, which also includes new items worth checking out like the Stuffed Quail. Large Plates at Fooq’s are indeed substantial with Bowen adding flair to old favorites like the Vegan Khoresh. We loved the Ghormeh Sabzi (essentially a Persian Stew) with braised lamb and jeweled rice; it’s fragrant and flavorful. Those qualities extend across the offerings.
Don’t worry, OG Fooq’s fans: The famous Fooq’s Burger and Bucatini Amatriciana haven’t gone anywhere. And of course, you can’t leave without the restaurant’s Persian take on a sundae. With Clark Bowen at the helm of Fooq’s kitchen, things are looking great. The menu is a perfect balance of old and new — familiar yet progressive. It’s only been a short time since Chef Bowen took over, but the future is already looking bright.