James Beard-nominated Chef Brad Kilgore is adding another restaurant to his ever-growing Kilgore Culinary Group on Friday, May 24th, with the opening of Ember in Miami’s Design District. Located inside Paradise Plaza, Ember is a wood-fired American bistro showcasing a classic and modern take on wood-fired dishes, smoke laden meats, homemade pastas and shareable sides.
“At Ember, I am really going back to my roots” says Kilgore. “I am excited to share my take on traditional American fare and elevate the dishes I grew up on. Not only are we focusing on the grilling but also paying special attention to our sauces, including my secret BKQ sauce, a take on my favorite sauce, Bearnaise and other interesting options “
Whether sitting in the 90 seat dining room or at the more personalized 6 seat chef’s counter, the aroma of the woodfired oven will fill the space. The menu at Ember will be broken down by cold starters, warm appetizers, Over the Embers, mains, From the Grill, sides, sauces, and sweets. Focusing on dishes not traditionally found on the grill, Brad Kilgore, alongside Chef de Cuisine Nick Graves, has created a flavorful spin for this menu, highlights include:
- NO.LA. Beignet: Pimento Cheese, Hot Sauce, Ash
- Charred Prawn Cocktail: Thaibird Cocktail Sauce, Celery Leaf Salad
- Oven Baked Ravioli: N’duja and Buffalo Ricotta, Calabrian Tomato Jam, Chive Crema
- Fire Roasted Lasagna: Layers of Pasta Ricotta Charred over the embers topped with a Mushroom and Roasted Tomato Ragu
- Duck Breast: Charred Cabbage “kraut”, Raisin Jus with Indian Flavors
- Variety of steaks offered Classic or “Embered”
- Bone in Short Rib with Coffee and Black Bean Salt
- Grilled Strawberries and Cream: Grilled Angel Food Cake, Black Pepper Crema, Roasted Strawberry Compote
- Tableside Branded Creme Brulee
Designed by Mark Diaz from MAD Design, the 3,200-square-foot indoor/outdoor space has been inspired by the streamline moderne-style of art deco architecture and furniture. “One of the objectives at Ember was to redefine the aesthetic of masculinity by bringing a balance to the traditional norms associated with a masculine space. Ember expresses itself as a bold yet soft aesthetic, providing a warm, light environment with a refined but approachable design; its elegance is understated,” says Diaz.
Ember is located at 151 NE 41st St Unit 117, Miami, FL 33137 and open for dinner serving beginning at 6:30 p.m., while the bar will open at 6:00 p.m., with brunch and lunch launching in the near future. For more information on Ember, please visit www.embermiami.com and follow Ember on Instagram at @embermiami. Reservations available at opentable.com.