Lion & The Rambler opens in Miami, Florida
The phrases “tasting menu” and “good price” don’t usually go together, but newcomer Lion & The Rambler is looking to change that. The brainchild of chef and owner Michael Bolen, lion and the hiker was designed to provide an upscale tasting menu experience without the high price tag or stuffy environment typically associated with them.
Taking over the former Eating House space on Ponce De Leon Boulevard, the restaurant will focus on an accessible (somewhat) $120 nine-course tasting menu, with each course featuring a nod to the food of the city. Bolen’s childhood. The American-leaning menu will feature familiar dishes with hard-to-find produce like trout roe with creme fraiche and nori; tuna with blood orange and furikake; and New York Strip with charred onion and watercress. On the sweet side, the amazake sesame twinkie and the peach with almonds and kumquat finish the dinner. For those feeling more forgiving, they can add extra Regiis Ova caviar for an additional $30. For drinking, guests can sip an a la carte selection of low-strength spirits, including beer, sake, wine, and homemade kombucha. Or diners can upgrade their tasting menu with a deal for $55.
The 42-seat restaurant has been given a makeover and now features many dark tones, hand-painted lion murals by Canadian muralist Derkz, a wall lined with walnut banquettes and tabletops, and custom cutlery from independent ceramists .
Lion & The Rambler will open its doors to the public starting June 15 at 804 Ponce de Leon Boulevard in Coral Gables. Reservations are available can be made here or by calling 305-603-7612.