Located in the epicenter of Miami’s popular Midtown neighborhood, Skorpios will open its doors to the public Friday, February 23, 2018, combining signature Greek cuisine with South Florida flare. Named after the private island owned by the late Greek shipping billionaire Aristotle Onassis, Skorpios will be a destination for fresh Mediterranean fare, handmade cocktails, and a playful atmosphere that offers a wondrous and celebratory experience to its guests.
Brought to Miami by hospitality guru Eric Milon, Skorpios aims to be the restaurant of choice for young creative professionals and Midtown residents who are looking for an elevated dining and joyful tavern experience. The 4,900 square foot indoor and outdoor Greek-themed eatery uses colors that echo those of the sea and sky, and includes notes of warm terracotta and mosaic tiles on the floor and walls, as well as a 13-foot Hammerhead shark mounted on the wall. The esthetic direction of the restaurants transformation was entrusted to Dupoux Design Studio, a full service design firm that molds unique hospitality experiences through architecture and design.
The outdoor dining area is a reflection of a Mediterranean-designed retreat, complete with a century-old olive tree and rustic-cool outdoor seating that inspires guests to relax while enjoying great food and cocktails. A lively brunch that will be curtained off from the rest of the dining room will also be offered on Saturday and Sunday, complete with music programming and a rotating DJ roster.
“I’ve built my brand around hospitality and entertainment,” says Eric Milon, co-founder of Skorpios, and former founder of The Opium Group. “Skorpios gives me the chance to make a splash in Miami’s growing culinary scene, and I can’t wait for everyone to come in and try it!”
Leading Skorpios’ culinary program and helming the kitchen is Executive Chef Erhan Ozkaya, who also served as executive chef at Mandolin for three and a half years, and was the opening chef at Wynwood Diner. The menu will feature a variety of signature Mediterranean dishes with a modern twist. A selection of hot and cold mezzes will be offered on the menu, including Baba Ghanoush, Tzatziki, Octapothi Skorpios, and Psaro Keftedes (Greek fish croquettes). Main dishes will include a selection of Daily Catches, ranging from Seabass, Seabream, Mackerel, Stripe Bass, Red Mullet and Grilled Langoustines, all served fresh and grilled whole with olive oil, lemon and oregano. Other Mediterranean favorites found on the menu include Flat Breads, Assorted Salads, Oven Baked Casseroles and Grilled Shish Kebab. Indulgent desserts include Homemade Baklava with Ice Cream, Oven Baked Cheese Pastry with Kadaifi, Rose Water and Pistachio, and Fresh Strawberry Granite and Rose Water.
“We saw Miami’s Midtown neighborhood as a catalyst between the Design District and Wynwood’s Art District, and think it’s the perfect area to bring a dash of Mediterranean heat,” Milon adds. “My career has taken me all over the world, but there’s nowhere hotter or more exciting than Miami and I look forward to breathing my life experience into Skorpios.”