The duo behind the Upper East Side’s Phuc Yea, Ani Meinhold and Cesar Zapata, have partnered with night life guru, Mykel Stevens, to create a new tiki-meets-southeast Asian cocktail bar, Madame Phuong Cocktail + Sake Den, adjacent to the restaurant.
Meant to be a late night spot, it features a variety of cocktails and small bites. The cocktail selection is separated in two sections – “Neo Tiki” and “Classics.” The Neo Tiki portion features cocktails such as Phuc It, Just Drink Me, a play on a Blue Hawaiian (aka. Blue Pina Colada); the Tear of a Tiger’s Eye that blends Japanese whiskey and rye bourbon with toasted almond orgeat and lemon; and the Boobytrap a lychee and rum daiquiri. The Classics offers spins on classic cocktails such as the margarita and old fashion with a tropical twist. Plus, Phuc Yea’s best-known drink, the Teabag Cocktail, also makes an appearance.
The late night bites features a selection of Asian bar snacks with a slight Latin influence. Think dishes like salt and pepper chicharrones de pollo, Colombian-style beef empanadas with kafir lime dipping sauce, and buffalo style oyster nuggets.
The bar is now open Thursday to Saturday from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 7100 Biscayne Boulevard.