Bloom: Asia and Latin America Meet in Wynwood

If anyone had any doubt that Wynwood is the new locale for foodies, the current wave of restaurant openings and lease signings will wipe them away. One restaurant set to open in the next few weeks is Bloom.

Guatamalan restaurateurs Jose Miguel Sarti and Sebastian Stahl have tapped some good talent to bring their vision of combining Asian and Latin American street foods into a cohesive and elegant menu.

Former Nobu chef Ricky Sauri and former Makoto sous-chef Sergio Rivera Alamo are charged with the task. A peek at the menu tells us that inventive minds are at work. Though prices haven't been set yet, we're intrigued by items such as duck forbidden rice (black rice, duck confit, duck egg, and vegetables) sharing the page with braised oxtail tamales (served with Thai coconut rice).

Other menu items include tuna yuke seaweed tacos, red mullet escabeche, Korean barbecue short-rib arepas, and pork-belly ramen.


to be left out of Miami's fledgling cocktail culture, Bloom will

offer an extensive lineup of libations created by Soho Beach House's

Chris Hudnall.

The restaurant will comprise three unique dining

areas. Guests can begin their evening at the open-air bar before heading

to the open-air dining room, designed around an oak tree. The indoor

dining room will feature an open kitchen, photography by Jose Miguel,

and live performances.

Stay tuned to Short Order later this week for a sneak peek inside the space and an interview with the chefs.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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