Fire Up Your Night at Ember by Brad Kilgore
Even with all of the exciting restaurant additions to the Miami Design District over the past year, Brad Kilgore’s latest restaurant, Ember, is one Miami diners have been anxiously waiting for. Lucky for them, its fateful opening has finally arrived—and as you’d expect of anything Kilgore touches, the food is mind-blowing good.
Best known for both Alter and the Miami Design District’s Tokyo-inspired cocktail den, Kaido, James Beard-nominated chef Brad Kilgore is no stranger to the Miami food scene. His latest concept, Ember, is a wood-fired American bistro with a standout menu of unique smoke-laden meats, homemade pastas, shareable sides and more.
Created alongside Chef de Cuisine Nick Graves, the menu at Ember goes back to Kilgore’s childhood roots, putting an inventive spin on the traditional American fare and woodfired favorites he grew up with. But in true Kilgore fashion, Ember’s dishes are anything but ordinary.
Start with the flavorful NOLA Beignet with pimento cheese, hot sauce and ash, or if you like snails, get the Escargot Chorizo Cassoulet with Chimichurri butter, smoked white bean purée and a sourdough crisp. The Roasted Cornbread Custard with bone marrow butter, beef ragout and herb salad is sure to be a favorite, as is the Fire Roasted Lasagna with layers of pasta and ricotta charred over embers and topped with a mushroom-roasted tomato ragu sauce.