Marion Miami restaurant gets set to open in Brickell

Marion is at 1111 SW First Ave. in Brickell.
Marion is at 1111 SW First Ave. in Brickell.

Opening on Sept. 14 at 1111 SW First Ave. in Miami’s Brickell district is Marion, a “grand café, market, bakery and oyster bar inspired by the simple elegance of European culinary life and design.”

It will feature cooking from chef Jean Paul Lourdes, who has worked for Stephen Starr, and pastry chef Christina Kaelberer, who has worked under Jean-Georges Vongerichten as exec pastry chef of Market at the W Boston and Spice Market in NY.

On the menu, among other things, “watermelon gazpacho and Mediterranean fish flown in from the Spanish coast, cooked over ancient Japanese charcoal. Milk-fed veal served with oregano, spouting broccoli and clementine; grilled quail served with orange glaze; raw seafood platters including lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels and crab legs.”

The bar menu was concocted by Bar Lab’s  Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi.  786-717-7512,