Nom News: January 26, 2024

January 26, 2024

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Maman Arrives in Wynwood
New Menu at Verde
2-Year Anniversary at Varhol


Maman Arrives in Wynwood

maman, New York City’s beloved, French-inspired all-day café and bakery from co-founders Elisa Marshall and Benjamin Sormonte, is thrilled to announce the opening of its first South Florida location in Miami on February 9, 2024. Located at Sentral Wynwood, maman’s new flagship location will bring its fan-favorite salads, sandwiches, and made-famous-by-Oprah Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookies to the Miami community. Following the opening of the Wynwood location, maman plans to continue to expand throughout South Florida in neighborhoods including Coral Gables, West Palm Beach and Brickell, among others.

In true maman fashion, the Wynwood café boasts decor and imported French antique furniture all drawing inspiration from the provincial South of France, along with a custom floral facade hand painted by artist Joel Haynes, custom handmade hanging light fixtures made from concrete, seashells and natural materials, and hand-stenciled floors and walls.

Playing a nod to the local Miami vegetation, there will also be whimsical floral installations by Floratorium adorning the walls and ceilings, incorporating Spanish moss and airplants to create banyan-esque style trees. MamanWynwood will also have custom toile printed espresso machines for the location and imported blue and white tiles on the counter facade and in the bathrooms. Every design adapts and applies Maman brand standards, cultivating a cohesive and home-like ambiance throughout the dining areas, bars, open kitchens, and coffee components.

Guests can enjoy a full pastry, savory and beverage menu plus seasonal specials and offerings exclusive to the Wynwood location including Creme Fraiche Pancakes, Turmeric Orzo Salad, Matcha Affogato, a New York Croissant Sandwich, and maman’s fruit basket, a guava filled croissant adorned with tropical fruit, a miami exclusive.. The café will offer full service brunch on the weekends, alcoholic beverages including beer and wine, and will be available for private and semi private events.

Maman Wynwood is located at 69 NW 26th Street and will be open daily from 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM, and 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM on weekends


New Menu at Verde

Downtown Miami’s popular waterfront restaurant and bar Verde at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) has launched a new winter menu that includes brand-new dishes plus some reimagined favorites. Helmed by the culinary experts at Constellation Culinary Group and Executive Chef Loris Navone, the new menu showcases seasonal ingredients, fresh produce, small and large plates, hearty salads, homemade pizzas and tempting desserts alongside a selection of handcrafted cocktails.

Small plates include Smoking Swordfish Carpaccio ($20), with ajo blanco and petite pickled vegetables; Salmon & Avocado Tartare ($19), featuring spicy mayo, fingerling chips and salmon roe; Shrimp Acaraje ($18), warm shrimp served with black-eyed peas fritter, pickled vegetables and crushed avocado; Garden of Baby Carrots ($15), candied heirloom carrots with carrot and peanut purée and mushroom soil; and Butternut Squash Bisque($14), with candied butternut squash and pumpkin seeds.

New large plates include Honey Garlic Salmon ($32), roasted salmon served with mustard sauce and garlic spinach; Mediterranean Sea Bream ($34), a tail-on whitefish gratin with caramelized lemon, Italian salsa verde and frisée salad; and Mushroom Risotto ($24), roasted king trumpet mushrooms with young garlic purée and Parmesan.

For pizza enthusiasts, two new pies have debuted this season, including the Fugazza ($16), with Parmesan and fontina Mornay, caramelized onions, oregano and lemon zest, and Pancetta Maple ($18), topped with crispy pancetta, white cheddar, roasted apple and rosemary.

Guests with a sweet tooth can indulge in the latest desserts: Chocolate Ganache ($14), with flavors of coffee, avocado, lime curd and licorice, and Warm Apple Tart ($16), made with caramelized apples, pine nuts and currants topped with an ice cream flavor of the day.

For brunch, new dishes include the Potato Leek Galette ($21), farm egg with caramelized leeks, potato, Gruyère and a side salad, and the Acai Bowl ($19) with seasonal fruit and nuts.

While dining alfresco, guests can bask in South Florida’s perfect winter weather while gazing at the panoramic views of Biscayne Bay in the heart of Downtown Miami. The expansive patio leads out onto the museum’s sculpture garden and Maurice A. Ferré Park.


2-Year Anniversary Celebration at Varhol

It has been almost two years since Varsol Sushi Bar opened its doors and burst onto the culinary scene in Coconut Grove. Located on Main Highway, this sushi spot has quickly become a hotspot for vibrant dining in the city, not to mention a favorite of local celebrities including Camila Cabello, Alex Rodriguez and Romain Grosjean, to name a few.

On Saturday, February 3rd, Varsol will host a celebration featuring an array of specials throughout the day including two dollar sake shots and two dollar nigiri sushi plus gift card giveaways and a DJ spinning live music beginning at 5pm until close.