A Culinary Voyage to Morocco in the Heart of Wynwood
Zuri, the stunning new addition to Miami’s vibrant Wynwood district, invites diners to embark on a culinary journey with its authentic Moroccan cuisine. Launched in December by a team of passionate restaurateurs, Zuri is a trailblazer, possibly the city’s first to offer a menu dedicated to the rich flavors of Morocco.
The Artisans Behind the Flavors
At the helm of Zuri’s kitchen, executive chef Marlon Rambaron from Trinidad and Tobago, alongside Moroccan chef Keltoum Aitkadi, orchestrates a symphony of spices and aromas. Their expertise transforms family-style dishes into a celebration of cultural confluence.
A Menu That Whispers of Distant Lands
Zuri’s offerings transport diners to the heart of Morocco with dishes like zaalouk, a sumptuous Moroccan eggplant salad, and mackerel escabeche adorned with tomato. The grilled branzino with red chermoula and the pastilla, a savory chicken and almond pie, promise a feast for the senses. Not to be missed are the tagines, including the chicken and preserved lemon and the lamb and prune, each a testament to North African culinary heritage.
Sweets and Spirits: The Final Touch
The dessert menu, featuring stuffed dates, plum cake, and a classic tart tatin, offers a perfect ending to the meal. Specialty cocktails like the Pink Oasis pay homage to traditional Moroccan Atay, while the Kahua Martina adds a Moroccan twist to the espresso martini. Completing the experience is a curated Moroccan tea program.
Authenticity in Ambiance and Hospitality
The founders’ vision of bringing “authentic Moroccan hospitality” to life is evident in every detail. David Sarkissov recalls the warmth of family gatherings at Moroccan eateries, a sentiment he is eager to share with the Miami community. “I am very excited to bring a new home-away-from-home to the Miami community,” said Sarkissov.
Designed for Comfort and Style
Zuri spans 3,000 square feet, accommodating 150 guests within its artfully designed interior and outdoor garden terrace. The décor weaves together North African, Mediterranean, and Arabic influences, creating an enchanting setting complete with Moroccan-style pillows, a marble bar, and a semi-private dining area for intimate gatherings.
ZURI: 73 NW 26th St., Miami
Hours: 6-11 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday; bar open until 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday