PARIS-BORN MOLOKO DEBUTS IN SUNSET HARBOUR, PRESENTING MEDITERRANEAN-ASIAN CUISINE IN AN ALLURING SETTING.
Assortment of mochis for dessert PHOTO BY INERTIA MEDIA HOUSE - S.D. BROS STUDIO
After three years since its strong debut in Paris, Olivier and Julie Demarle, founders of Jadore Hospitality Group, decided it was time to bring their beloved Mediterranean-Asian dining destination, Moloko, to the Magic City. Helmed by Miami’s famed chef Jose Mendin, who came on with the team to work at its Paris concept, the new Sunset Harbour location offers a delectable take on Mediterranean-Asian cuisine in a setting that brings the sophisticated glamour of Paris to Miami.
Crispy shrimp. PHOTO BY INERTIA MEDIA HOUSE - S.D. BROS STUDIO
Upon entry, guests will make their way into the seductive terrace garden, which features dim lighting, lush planting, draping umbrellas and a stone path that leads to the intimate indoor area. The design, curated by Jadore Design Studio—another branch of the Jadore Hospitality Group—was carefully chosen by Olivier and Julie. Draped with breathtaking artwork, a stunning bar area, chic furnishings and an elegant-minimalist design, Moloko successfully captures the Miami hip factor without losing its European elegance.
Interior of the sleek and minimalist restaurant PHOTO BY INERTIA MEDIA HOUSE - S.D. BROS STUDIO
On the menu, diners will indulge in flavorful fusion dishes that are presented beautifully. From fresh crudos to ceviche tacos or gyozas, expect delicately balanced ingredients that complement one another and lead the palates course to course. Rather than the traditional Japanese crispy rice, find the Parisian-Japanese-style brioches, ranging from toro and caviar to wagyu tartare, spicy tuna or straight caviar. Swapping crispy fried rice as the base, guests will sink their teeth into crispy brioche topped with the decadent ingredients.
The gorgeous interior and exterior restaurant design was created by Jadore Design Studio PHOTO BY INERTIA MEDIA HOUSE - S.D. BROS STUDIO
Making your way down the menu, explore indulgent pastas such as the lobster and uni tagliatelle with harissa soy butter, horseradish and tomatoes; or the robata specialties, from branzino dressed with black truffle butter to the bone-in ribeye or filet mignon.
Expect refreshing libations from the expert mixologists. PHOTO BY INERTIA MEDIA HOUSE - S.D. BROS STUDIO
Complementing the colorful menu, Moloko’s cocktail program is meant to be explored, complete with signature libations that feature fresh botanical products and homemade syrups, as well as an extensive wine menu. Keeping in theme, the cocktails explore notes from Japan to the Mediterranean with something for everyone—from the gin-and-cucumber-based Hangover Cure to the vodka, peach and Champagne-based French Love 20 or the Shinto for a Japanese whisky fix.
Moloko’s steak tartare PHOTO BY INERTIA MEDIA HOUSE - S.D. BROS STUDIO
Inviting Miami’s most culturally curious diners who seek decadent cuisine and a lively environment, Moloko serves as a welcome addition to the cozy Sunset Harbour neighborhood, allowing us to journey to Paris without venturing too far from home. 1801 West Ave., Miami Beach, @molokosouthbeach
Photography by: Photo By Inertia Media House - S.D. Bros Studio