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.
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.