Yeah, Beckham’s finally doing the stadium thing. Sure.
But more importantly, today you make the acquaintance of another “B” import: Byblos, a Mediterranean retreat for dazzling displays of meze and spiked tea on a silver platter, opening Wednesday in SoBe. And you can revel in its splendor via this conveniently placed slideshow.
“Thank you, Toronto” is probably something you’ll be uttering soon. Because that’s where this place hails from. Maybe Canada’s making up for those ketchup chips. Who knows. Anyway, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind before stepping inside.
1. The Mediterranean decor is strong with this one.
Feels like you’re feasting in a Turkish boudoir. Plush blue cushioned couches, whitewashed oak, accordion-style art on the walls and silver lanterns.
2. Hope you like meze.
Try the black-truffle pide, a wood-fired flatbread stuffed with halloumi. And the prime ribeye in za’atar butter. So, yes, you like meze.
Allow us to suggest the cold-tea service. It’s Moroccan mint and spiced ginger tea spiked with the likes of gin and bourbon before being served on a silver platter.
You know it’s serious when the silver platter shows up.