Restaurateur and native Miamian Michael Sullivan announces his partnership with seasoned local Executive Chef Tomas Prado (formerly of My Ceviche and The Bazaar, among others) to open his new restaurant concept, Golden Fig, in the former OTC space at 1250 South Miami Avenue in Brickell, late this summer.
A complete resurgence of the popular gastropub that once took its place, the 1,500 square foot, 55-seat, Golden Fig will be a casual, albeit sophisticated, farmhouse restaurant boasting a market-based menu of regional and seasonal produce, pasture-raised meats, and a skillfully curated craft beer and wine list all in a comfortable, rustic setting. Named after Florida’s native Golden Fig tree, the restaurant’s concept is built on the notion of collaborating with small farms that are growing ingredients indigenous to the region and displaying them for guests in a delicious and wholesome manner.
“This is a concept I’ve dreamed of doing for a long time,” states Sullivan. “We want to help enrich the food culture in Miami by evoking passion, encouraging integrity and sharing knowledge. We want to help raise industry standards – to make sustainable practices and high-quality dishes more accessible. And we’re ecstatic to have Tomas at the helm. Our passion and vision are closely aligned and his talent and experience create a strong foundation for our concept.”
Boasting a proud pedigree consisting of impressive stints at revered eateries such as The Bazaar by Jose Andres, DB Bistro Moderne, Café Boulud, and most recently as part of the corporate team at My Ceviche, Executive Chef Tomas Prado certainly knows his way with quality ingredients, diverse dishes and expert execution, and is proud to now put forth a menu all his own. A moderately priced, frequently rotating collection of fun, hand-crafted, made-in-house snacks; light and artful seafood-heavy small plates; uber fresh, impeccably prepared local and in-season vegetable dishes; craveable pasture-raised meat and seafood entrees; housemade and well-sourced charcuterie and cheese boards; and artful desserts, is up his chef’s coat sleeves and sure to be stellar.
Sullivan and Prado plan to launch Golden Fig with lunch and dinner service, with weekend brunch and Happy Hour on the not-so-distant horizon.
Golden Fig, opening late this summer at 1250 South Miami Avenue in the Brickell neighborhood of downtown Miami, will be open from 11:30am-11:00pm, Monday-Friday, and 10:00am-11:00pm, Saturday and Sunday. Reservations will be accepted. Telephone: 305-374-4612. Soon-to-launch website:www.goldenfigrestaurant.com