Chef Michael Shikany, a French Culinary Institute graduate and award winning chef, has twelve years in the fine-dining business serving as a managing director, sommelier, professional chef, and restaurant consultant. Shikany first shared his culinary creations with South Florida via the opening of what are now Miami favorite hot-spots, SushiSamba and Ortanique on the Mile.
So, what is bringing the culinary guru back to Miami’s fine-dining scene? The acclaimed chef is introducing a new creative dining concept and thought Miami’s rising social district, Wynwood,would be the perfect location. Shikany’s thoughts on the area, “I decided to come to Wynwood because it’s an up-and-coming area with a lot going on. It’s urban, kind of like the Village in New York.”
What Shikany describes as a “creative culinary environment”, will serve as a restaurant, event space and cooking school. The unique eatery, which will fittingly be named Shikany, includes a menu comprised of small plates, priced $60-$175. In addition to the daily tapas bar, Thursday-Sunday dinners will range from Lebanese to Italian fare and to the the occasional nights of food-and-microbrew pairings. Chef Shikany promises dishes that reflect global cuisine.
Shikany is set to open July/August of summer 2013