We wanted to bring the kitchen to the dinning room so you can enjoy watching our chefs cooking your meal.
With Teppanyaki station and traditional woks and grills, Chef Frederic Joulin brings to Miami Beach his elegant culinary vision.
From the farm to the table, we pride ourselves to prepare your food with the best quality natural ingredients.
We specialize in Tapas and small plates. With a a wide variety of choices including homemade pot stickers, fresh seafood and cold cuts.
Available at the Bar, from 6-8 pm everyday you can enjoy $6 local draft beers and unique creative cocktails as well as an array of $6 Tapas. Our Happy hour is clearly the place to be to end the day with friends.
Chef Frederic Joulin is no stranger to the restaurant business. Growing up in Paris, Joulin’s father worked as a sales representative in the food industry, which introduced him early to the culinary world. By age 13, Joulin’s career path was clear.
Joulin then met notable Parisian chef Jean-Claude Ferrero, who took the young chef under his wing. Joulin completed a four-month training course with Jean Millet. Every night after school, Joulin went to restaurants in Paris to begin training. At age 15, he enrolled at the Belliard College for hospitality. From then he went on to work for reputable restaurants such as Le Divellac, Jules Verne and Jean Millet.
After earning his degree, Joulin began creating cuisine with some of Paris’ most notable chefs, including three Michelin star chef Guy Savoy. He also served as the private chef to President Jacques Chirac of France for two years. From ages 20-25, Joulin worked for Yvan Restaurant, a star studded era where he cooked and hosted for the likes of notables like Madonna, Johnny Holiday and Eddie Barclay. This experience rounded out his skills to include hosting as well as his role as a chef. It was during this time period when he learned the balance of cuisine, service and overall experience for both A-listers and everyday clients.
But Joulin wanted to take it a step further. “When I start in the kitchen, I just want to become the number one,” he said. “At 25 years old, I decided to open my own place.”
Joulin opened his first restaurant in Paris, Le Clos Saint-Honoré. Everything in the eatery was homemade, a standard that would become integral to his cooking philosophy. Though successful, Joulin continued his quest to the top.
“I decided to change and to open a bistro,” Joulin said. “In Paris, I didn’t want to open a bistro because it was too expensive for me.” But Miami was a different story. Joulin opened the French-American bistro, Le Café des Arts in South Beach.
Settled in Miami, Joulin operated "Le Café des Arts" while also doing private catering for the city’s elite. He now starts his new venture Semilla
Mr. Karel Volot hails from Paris, France. Having established his family in the United States since relocating to Miami Beach in 1999, he is proudly Franco-American.
Prior to his arrival in Miami, Volot studied International Business at Leeds and Berkeley. He is now the CEO of Dedienne Aerospace, a multi-national manufacturer of tooling and equipment in the aircraft industry.
Volot is also heavily involved in the local art scene in Miami. Including through exchanges and expositions involving his family business, "L'Abbaye d'Auberive," an art and classical music conservatory in Auberive, France, he has supported and promoted the growth of contemporary art and artists based in South Florida since 2002.
His initiatives include:
Development of Artiste - Art exchanges involving L'Abbaye d'Auberive and local galleries in South Florida;
Sponsorship for the exposition of Rene Strubel at the Art Miami show with Damien B, January 2003;
Sponsorship for the exposition of Herve Dirosa at the Bass Museum in Miami Beach, August 2006;
"Graffiti in France" - American and World graffiti art (including the work of JonOne, David Ellis, Maya, Nunca and graffiti art from Collins Ave between 7th and 8th Street in Miami Beach) on display at the Abbaye in France, 2007;
Future initiatives in 2015 include a possible exposition of the artist Mark Petit with art Basel Miami and Hong Kong.
Monday - Thursday 6 pm - 11 pm
Friday - Saturday 6 pm - 12 am
Closed on Sunday
Monday - Thursday 6 pm - 2 am
Friday - Saturday 6 pm - 2 am
Closed on Sunday
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