Set to Open in South Beach Fall 2019
Founded by Gregory and Marine Galy, MILA, a “MediterrAsian” restaurant, lounge, and mixology bar, has announced it will open in South Beach Fall 2019. Located at 800 Lincoln Road, the rooftop space totaling 13,000 square feet and 247 seats will feature a multi-sensory culinary experience that draws influences from the shores of the Mediterranean and Japan, while creating a luxurious expression of ingredient-driven modern MediterrAsian cuisine and mindful mixology in a laid- back setting accentuated by clean-lines.
MILA’s cuisine is inspired by Mediterranean and Asian eating practices. The artfully balanced menu designed by Executive Chef Nicolas Mazier delivers a cohesive culinary story that marries health and nutrition with sensorial textures, flavors, and beautifully plated dishes.
MILA’s bar program is curated by Diageo World Class award-winning mixologists Jennifer Le Nechet and Mido Yahi. To accommodate MILA’s extensive spirits program, there are two bars: MILA’s main bar and V by MILA (pronounced “Five”).
Located inside the main dining room, MILA’s main bar features thoughtful flavor combinations, handcrafted syrups, and the finest liquors, and is broken down in four-fold: MILA Signatures, Interpretation of Classics, Classic Cocktails, and Zero Proof. Unique ingredients used in MILA’s mixology program include beeswax, smoked honey syrup, black walnut bitter, floral sake, sesame orgeat syrup, basil syrup, signature bloody mary spice blend, and butterfly pea tea infused vodka, to name a few.
On the terrace, guests can experience V by MILA, an upscale, whimsical, and avant-garde imbibing experience similar to an omakase kitchen, whereby guests have an exclusive front row seat to the world of bespoke mixology. The concept embodies the power of five – the five senses with which any food or drink should be enjoyed (sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch); the five elements to which the experience pays homage (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water); and the five pillars of MILA’s DNA (food, mixology, design, ambiance, and people). V by MILA offers eight signature cocktails involving theatrical creations embracing the MediterrAsian fusion, highlighting all elements and modern techniques such as liquid nitrogen, foams, gels, dry ice, no ice, and fire.
Brought to life by interior designer Olya Volkova, MILA’s design weaves traditional and noble materials such as reclaimed woods, unpolished floors, untainted stones, handmade linen and cotton fabrics together to create a symphony of perfection. MILA’s aesthetic fuses minimalistic Cycladic islands design with Japan’s Wabi Sabi philosophy of embracing life’s unpredictability and accepting imperfections as beauty.
MILA’s 150-seat main dining room further bridges the spirited connection of the Mediterranean and Asian concepts with earth tones, sleek wooden and canvas furniture, and teardrop pendant lights. French carving master Etienne Moyat sculpted MILA’s wooden dining room wall with an intricate swirling pattern simulating roots.
The 5,000 square foot terrace includes a 3,000 square foot generous, serene water-feature and luxurious landscape able to accommodate up to 100 guests. Two exclusive cabanas frame the water space for private dining, while lounge seating surrounds the terrace. The open-sky sanctuary effortlessly blends modernity and tranquility with clean lines and organic materials.
MILA is located at 800 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Learn more by visiting www.MILARestaurant.com.