Meet Dalia: South Florida’s New Mediterranean Restaurant

INK Entertainment to Open ‘meet Dalia’ in Miami Beach on August 4th, 2021

 The Mediterranean Restaurant will be the First Concept to Open as Part of INK’s Recently Announced Rapid Expansion Plan of Five New Openings Over the Next Eight Months

 

INK Entertainment, a leading North American lifestyle & entertainment company known for its collection of award-winning culinary concepts and hospitality endeavors, is proud to announce the first of their South Florida expansion efforts with the August 1st grand opening of meet Dalia. Helmed by INK’s Charles Kabouth, Danny Soberano and Ricardo Tabet, meet Dalia is an indoor/outdoor restaurant that will reside at the newly remodeled art-deco property located at 640 Ocean Drive. meet Dalia marks the first of five to-open restaurants and bars that INK will bring to South Florida at the onset of their North American expansion. The menu will feature an innovative take on Mediterranean cuisine artfully orchestrated by INK’s Executive Corporate Chef, Patrick Ochs. 

“We are thrilled to expand our portfolio in Miami with the opening of meet Dalia,” said Charles Khabouth, Founder and CEO of INK Entertainment. “meet Dalia will bring the flavors of the Mediterranean to Ocean Drive with an outstanding menu featuring the freshest ingredients and an unbelievable culinary experience. We feel that meet Daila will extend the popular South of Fifth district northward while injecting new life into the legendary Ocean Drive.”

meet Dalia brings together the finest ingredients from around the world for an innovative take on Mediterranean cuisine. Offerings include classics with a signature spin like Fattouch with pomegranate vinaigrette, a slew of vegetarian/gluten-free options such as green tahini, and buttermilk dressed roasted cauliflower; a fresh, flaky Branzino en croute; ground lamb dumplings; beautiful cuts of meat and fresh seafood offerings and a symphonic dessert menu featuring modern spins of classics like the coconut galaktoboureko and chocolate baklava. Guests will be able to watch the preparation from the vast views of an open kitchen, making the experience all the more enjoyable.  

“It’s been a great journey to have been able to develop what feels like such a unique take on coastal Mediterranean cuisine,” said Patrick Ochs, Executive Corporate Chef, INK Entertainment. “This menu and it’s offerings  were designed  with the intention of bringing to life a modern  selection of  dishes  that would represent our interpretation of  Mediterranean  food  while  honoring the essence of all that that represents.”   

In step with its menu, which acts as an inclusive celebration of all that’s Mediterranean, so does meet Dalia’s design by embodying a whimsical approach through the use of vibrant colors reminiscent of the coastal seaboard. Under the watchful eye of Navigate Design the design incorporates references to the building’s art deco heritage while paying tribute to its essence through jewels of old plaster, lavish light fixtures, and curated Turkish rugs that casually overlay one another. The space is a fluid experience from when one enters the lobby on through to the outdoor tiered terraces, which are filled with larger-than-life outdoor furnishings, an abundance of greenery, and romantic lights. It is a perfect place to watch the sunset and witness the restaurant transform from dawn to dusk as it takes on varying personalities. meet Dalia represents simple elegance with a wild imagination. 

 meet Dalia is located at 640 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, please visit meetdaliamiami.com and follow on IG @meetdaliamiami 

 

ABOUT INK ENTERTAINMENT ‘

INK Entertainment is one of North America’s leading lifestyle and entertainment companies. Operating since 1982, INK Entertainment has demonstrated an enviable ability to read the pulse of ever-changing cultural times and tastes, responding with a host of successful enterprises.

Headquartered in Toronto and Miami and helmed by visionary entrepreneur Charles Khabouth, Danny Soberano and Ricardo Tabet, INK Entertainment’s innovative approach, fusing dining, lifestyle, entertainment, hospitality and design is devoted to creating extraordinary experiences throughout its proprietary brands including critically acclaimed global restaurants, Akira Back, AMAL, BYBLOS, Weslodge, FIGO, KOST,  La Société, PATRIA, French Made, and STORYS Building; private member club Clio, Canada’s largest Dance Music Festival VELD Music Festival; a number of trendy clubs, including REBEL, Toybox, Cabana Pool Bar and Dragonfly Nightclub; and Taglialatella Galleries (Toronto, New York, Palm Beach & Paris).  

Furthermore, INK Entertainment has launched Ink Hotels and Resorts with its flagship brand  Bisha Hotels, Resorts and Residences, the newest private label brand to originate from Toronto since The Four Seasons in the 1960s. For more information, visit www.inkentertainment.com or connect with INK Entertainment on Facebook and Twitter.

 

MENU HIGHLIGHTS

meet Dalia brings together the finest ingredients from around the world for an innovative take on Mediterranean cuisine. The Raw Bar offers oysters, shrimp, lobster, and stone crabs, ordered individually or in a luxe seafood tower.  The Mezze, appetizers, and salad highlights include Babaganoush (smoked eggplant, za’atar, fermented cabbage, confit garlic); Kale Tabbouleh (purple kale, parsley, mint, pistachio, barberry, lemon vinaigrette, crispy quinoa); Falafel Fritters (pickled red cabbage, green tartare sauce, dukkha); Shrimp Kataifi (honey, aleppo, lemon mayo, toasted almonds, smoked paprika); Roasted Cauliflower (green tahini, buttermilk, toasted almonds, cilantro); and Mediterranean Octopus (white bean, greek yellow peppers, crispy soujuk, caper). Flatbread offerings include the Mergeuz (lamb sausage, red pepper paste, feta, mint, yogurt, pepperoncini); and Truffle (wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, confit garlic, manouri cheese). Entrees choices such as the Branzino (salt baked in pastry, grape leaf, olive oil, chives, caper leaf); Moussaka (short rib, roasted eggplant, crispy potato, chervil); Free Range Chicken or Beef Tenderloin Skewers (pita, watercress biwaz, garlic yogurt toum); Oyster Mushrooms Skewer (avocado puree, sumac gremolata, cilantro cress); and Grilled Colorado Lamb Chops, Dry Aged Ribeye, Whole Octopus, and Branzino, are sure to delight. Guests will be able to watch the preparation from the vast views of an open kitchen, making the experience all the more enjoyable. Punctuated with a dessert menu that includes favorites like Greek Custard Pie and Chocolate Baklava, meet Dalia will greet guests with indulgence while remaining classic and simple, in step with the pureness of its seaside location.

 

Pink Sky: A Brand New Sea-to-Fork Inspired Restaurant

 

PINK SKY BRIGHTENS KING STREET WEST WITH NEW SEA TO FORK MENU OPENING AUGUST 31st, 2021

 

Hospitality impresarios Hanif Harji and Charles Khabouth are bringing a new sea-to-fork restaurant to King Street West, offering a hearty menu of exquisitely fresh seafood, inspired craft cocktails and chilled pints.

Located at 480 King Street West, (previously Weslodge, which will move to a new location) the completely transformed interior is reminiscent of port warehouses on the shores of the Eastern Seaboard balanced with accent luxuries in walnut and copper that come together to create laid back elegance with an edgy attitude. 

Equal parts local neighbourhood favourite and ‘night out’ destination, Pink Sky is a seafood lover’s mecca with a raw bar offering selections of east and west coast oysters, ceviche, crudo and tartare along with a selection of the freshest shellfish. Dinner will be served seven days a week and lunch Saturday and Sunday (commencing later this fall). 

“We want to offer a holistically unique seafood experience at Pink Sky,” says co-owner Hanif Harji.  “We built this menu around freshness – and offering the freshest fish, seafood and produce alongside unique flavours, textures and preparations will underscore a great experience – whether you’re popping in for lunch or planning a great evening with friends.”

“Our guests expect great design, food, and atmosphere from us. We hope they will love this vibrant and energetic space with a culinary offering that is equally inspiring,” said co-owner Charles Khabouth. 

Corporate Head Chef Zachary Alberston and Restaurant Head Chef Michali Eleftheroglou have designed an impeccable menu where guests will discover incredible appetizers, including such highlights as Crab on Toast, Charcoal Grilled Oysters Escabeche and Smoked Ontario Whitefish

Classic preparations with choice ingredients rule the not to miss mains – which run the gamut from a selection of Grilled Littleneck Clams, Mussels and Fish and Chips, to Cioppino, Halibut or a Bone-in Prime Striploin

The Daily Catch menu is jam-packed with freshly caught seafood, deliciously prepared over a signature charcoal grill, and accompanied by accoutrements such as lemon potatoes, peppery greens, and a variety of savoury sauces. 

Pink Sky offers an open concept dining room along with a show kitchen and fresh seafood display as well an upper-level private dining room that looks out onto the main floor. Using dark warm woods and rich coloured glass, plaster walls, cozy banquettes in burnt gold tones and rich teal accents, the restaurant evokes a sophisticated sensibility, with a relaxed, social atmosphere. 

Whether for an impromptu drink and snack or a more thought-out dinner, the Pink Sky cocktail list is a delight. Approachable classics with playful twists and seasonal inspired flavours are brought to you in the form of the Apricot Julep, Pink Negroni, Raspberry Parnelle, and Caribbean Sazerac. Supporting these libations is a wine list that reads eclectic and approachable – mineral and crisp whites, light and spicy reds, and always plenty of bubbles – to indulge every moment.  

Focused on simple, but flavourful preparations that highlight the freshest fish and seafood, Pink Sky is now accepting reservations. Dinner 4pm – late. To reserve your table please phone 647.660.0999 or www.pinkskytoronto.com. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram

About Scale Hospitality

Founded by industry veterans and long-term business partners Hanif Harji and Terry Tsianos (Byblos, Patria and FIGO), Scale Hospitality brings world-class restaurants, enduring hospitality concepts and memorable experiences to Canada’s dining scene including neo-bistro and wine bar, Lapinou, Toronto’s oldest bar and performance venue, The Wheatsheaf Tavern, the legendary Miller Tavern locations, Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant, Shook, Coastal Mediterranean-inspired Toronto Beach Club and GG’s Burgers.

About INK Entertainment Group

INK Entertainment Group holds rank as one of the most well-renowned and avant-garde entertainment companies, controlling hospitality properties and venues across North America. Headquartered in Toronto and Miami and helmed by visionary entrepreneurs Charles Khabouth and Danny Soberano, INK’s innovative approach, fusing dining, lifestyle, entertainment, hospitality and design is devoted to creating extraordinary experiences throughout its proprietary brands including critically acclaimed global restaurants, private member club, music festivals, nightclubs, art galleries, and hotels. 

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