Altamare Team To Open "Tikl" on Brickell
|Altamare's raw seafood sampler would fit in at Tikl.|
It will have "an industrial feel, very casual and relaxed," Stojanovic said. "There are 25-to-30-foot ceilings. The facade is all glass, with two concrete columns between which are two red steel beams." Concerning the food, Simon refused to commit to any set cuisine.
"I don't want to put a label on it," he explains, as this would limit his ability to "cook what I want to cook." But he did allow that it would be a "raw bar and grill, all small plates...based on the Japanese Izakaya pub concept." And that "we'll have a double robata grill, a flat top grill, and a char grill. So we're set on grills."
Izakaya implies a good mix of sake and beer, and Tikl will have "a nice big full bar," with a "pretty extensive wine list," and "craft and local beers, some California beers...not the usual suspects." Stojanovic promises "a nice sake list too."
While he "would like to be open March 1," Simon allows that any time during March, even the end, would be fine. Some pending restaurant openings create more anticipation than others.Based on the proven talents of Giordano and Stojanovic, this is one we'll be looking forward to. Stay tuned for more info as March marches closer.
Tikl will be located at 1450 Brickell Avenue in downtown Miami.
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