June 22, 2016

Chef Roel Alcudia of Mandolin Aegean Bistro

Fooq’s and Friends Presents ‘Byzantine Nights,’ on Thursday, June 23rd

This Thursday, June 23rd, Fooq’s and Friends hosts a feast, coined ‘Byzantine Nights.’ Featuring chef Roel Alcudia of Mandolin Aegean Bistro, alongside Fooqs’ own Bryan Rojas, the night draws on culinary inspiration from the Middle East, Turkey, Persia and Greece, merging an exotic mix of flavors to create something new, expressive, and personal. Inspired by the Byzantine Empire, the night will blend an assortment of colorful and cultural dishes, all served family style in a refreshingly cozy atmosphere.
The family-style meal will present a plethora of dishes for the price of $55, which includes a handcraft welcome cocktail, and dishes that take a novel approach to renditions of Byzantine cuisine, with imaginative mezes, such as dips, spreads, flatbreads, and a refreshing watermelon salad to diverge the palate. For the main course, guests can expect zestful kebobs and a salt-baked fish, cooked to simplicity, per Mediterranean tradition. The night ends on a sweet note, with a Turkish rice pudding for dessert. A custom wine pairing will be available for an additional $45, to complement the dining experience.
‘Byzantine Nights’ will be complete with the fixings for an exotic ambience, with a selection of hookahs and artful belly dancing performances to connect with the splendor, ritual, and mystery of the night. Local DJ Manumat will play a middle-eastern themed set, creating an entrancing aura for the evening.
Fooq’s is located in the heart of Downtown Miami’s Arts + Entertainment district at 1035 North Miami Avenue (valet parking available). Two seatings will be offered at 7pm and 9pm. Space is limited - to make a reservation, email [email protected], or call 786.536.2749.
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Located in the heart of Downtown Miami’s burgeoning Arts + Entertainment District, Fooq’s is an eclectic eatery serving “Feel Good Food” in an urban, yet distinctly cozy setting. A concept created by restaurateur David Foulquier, Fooq’s brings a new definition to comfort food that sparks the sentiment of feeling right at home. The farm-to-kitchen fare at Fooq’s, features international menu selections inspired by global travels and Persian-French heritage. With its bright and airy interior, the charming restaurant is a vibe-driven zone complemented by distinct hospitality. Fooq's is located at 1035 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL. For more information, visit

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