Chef Brad Kilgore & Bar Lab to Helm Floridian Brasserie at Wynwood’s First Hotel
MaryGold’s, the highly-anticipated new restaurant collaboration by Chef Brad Kilgore and Bar Lab, will open to the public on Friday, November 18, at the Arlo Wynwood hotel in Miami’s preeminent creative and cultural district. The restaurant will showcase sophisticated yet approachable cuisine and a cocktail program that melds imaginative ingredients with meticulous technique.
The menu at MaryGold’s is conceptualized and executed by Kilgore, James Beard “Best Chef: South” nominee and Food & Wine “Best New Chefs in America” alumnus who’s been credited for helping define the “Miami dining scene.” Kilgore’s impressive vitae includes working at 3-star Michelin restaurants Alinea & L20 before moving to Miami, where he took the helm at award-winning restaurant Azul at the Mandarin Oriental. He recently became Culinary Director of the private members-only, The Concours Club, with his signature restaurant, Verge. Of course, he’s best known for his Miami restaurants Alter, Kaido, and Ember.
MaryGold features modern American cuisine that pulls from Miami and the melting pot of flavors that make up our country’s culture. Diners can expect fresh, locally-caught seafood, house-made pasta, and bold, flavorful composed plates.
Entrées offer big flavor and include standouts like Grouper Al Pastor with orange peel, annatto seed, cashews, finger lime, and caramelized shallot; and Porcelet, which is peach wood smoked and served with candied hazelnuts, mustard greens, and preserved peach jus. Those looking for veggie-forward dishes will enjoy the Cabbage Terrine – Savoy cabbage with mushroom, eggplant, and seaweed vinaigrette. Entrées for Two include Chicken & The Egg – hay smoked young chicken, soft scrambled egg, whole roasted celeriac and jus, and a Whole Fish with grapefruit-pepper relish, shaved radish, and a pea tendril salad.
Decadent desserts will include The Baked Florida, a twist on the classic featuring tropical fruit semifreddo, creamsicle yogurt, and pineapple rum, flambéed tableside and Carrot Cake Bread Pudding with warm espresso-date caramel and double cream cheese gelato, and an array of dessert cocktails.
The cocktail program at MaryGold’s, under the direction of Bar Lab’s Global Beverage Director, Christine Wiseman, is certain to tantalize even the most discerning guest. Known for catapulting Miami’s cocktail scene to national stardom in 2009 with the opening of James Beard finalist and three-time “Top 50 Bars in the World” award-winner Broken Shaker, Bar Lab has been redefining the hospitality industry ever since by creating unique, eclectic food and beverage programs for their own venues and companies worldwide.
MaryGold’s will open to the public on Friday, November 18, at 2217 Northwest Miami Court in the Arlo Wynwood hotel.
Those who can’t wait can head over to Higher Ground, the hotel’s third-floor cocktail-centric lounge, which quietly opened with the hotel, where a stunning indoor and outdoor space is the perfect spot to gather with friends for cocktails and small bites. Further details forthcoming. For additional information, visit www.arlohotels.com.
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