Brunch is one of our favorite meals for two reasons: 1) It’s a sign of the weekend and 2) It’s delicious. At Le Zoo, the Stephen Starr restaurant inside Bal Harbour Shops, that second reason is especially true. The French brasserie injects the mid-day meal with Parisian flair and European flavors that will have you wishing the weekend didn’t have to end.
Over the past year, we’ve interviewed many members of the hospitality industry, and one constant among the interviewees has been a profound love for their pets. We thought it would be great to share this love with our readers. That’s why we launched an ongoing feature called “Wag Wednesday” to showcase industry peeps and their pets. Know someone who wants to be featured? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week, we’re featuring Sandy Sanchez and Benoit Rablat, Owners of La Fresa Francesa Petit Café, and their teacup French poodle, Valentine.
We don’t even know where to start with this article. Why? Because we’re still recovering from the mindblowing lunch we experienced at Marion, one of Brickell’s latest additions. The Mediterranean bistro, whose kitchen is led by Michelin-caliber Chef Jean Paul Lourdes, is pumping out some terrific cuisine in an equally terrific atmosphere.
Marion is actually five concepts in one: a restaurant, a bakery, a market, an oyster bar and a café. When you first walk in, it can be a little overwhelming with so much going on. But once you settle in, prepare for a culinary experience like no other.
Just the name can seem intimidating to some, especially casual wine drinkers who only drink wine because “it tastes good.” That used to be us.