“Prolific” New York City chef and restauranteur, Hemant Mathur, is bringing his Indian cuisine to South Florida with the opening of Maska (3252 NE 1st Avenue) in Midtown Miami later this month.
Marthur first shot to fame in New York City with his restaurants Devi and Tulsi (that have now since closed), which both received one Michelin star and marked the first time a Indian chef led restaurant in the U.S. had received a Michelin star. He since went to work with an assortment of other acclaimed eateries including Dhaba, Chote Nawab, Chola, Sahib, Malai Marke, and most recently, Saar Indian Bistro.
Maska will take over the former Villa Azur space, boasting 7,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor seating. The menu is broken down into three categories: small plates, Maska Marke (dishes from the tandoor and clay oven), and large plates. Expect items like the critically acclaimed tandoori lamb chops, octopus masala, goan fish curry, butter chicken, samosas and more. The restaurant will also feature a full-service bar and serve cocktails like Maska Mule.
The restaurant is slated to debut later this month and will be open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday with brunch service beginning in January. Stay tuned for more opening details.