The Josper Grill is certainly having its moment in the sun in Miami right now. Dozens of restaurants are using the Spanish grill — that burns 100 percent charcoal and can reach temperatures of 800º Fahrenheit — to char various proteins and veggies, but none is celebrating it more than the newly opened Arson (104 NE 2nd Avenue), which quietly debuted in Downtown late last month.
Behind the restaurant are Deme Lomas, Karina Iglesias and Adam Hughes of NIU Kitchen fame, which is also conveniently located just a few doors down from Arson. For this latest venture they veered away from their trademark Spanish cooking to more rustic dishes where the ingredients (and the smokey flavors) shine.
On the menu expect items like traditional grilled meats like pork secreto and duck prepared two different ways to more unique items like tagliatelle bathed in a sea of squid ink and tomato sofrito and roasted vegetable cold soup — all prepared on the grill. An extensive wine list, featuring European, South American and US vintages, completes the menu.
The restaurant is now open nightly for dinner from Monday through Thursday from 6 to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to midnight. Call 786-717-6711 to make a reservation.