an excerpt from Soho House’s book
Lunch at Mandolin
Inspired by the tavernas of Aegean coastal towns, the original Mandolin Aegean Bistro was opened by Turkey-born Ahmet Erkaya and Greek-Canadian Anastasia Koustioukis in Miami in 2009. It was one of Nick Jones’ favorite places to east during the development of Soho Beach House, sowing the seeds of a happy partnership.
(Meze Dips Recipe)
(Village Salad Recipe)
‘Ahmet and I founded Mandolin in 2009. We were living in New York when a holiday to Miami inspired a dream that we couldn’t shake off. We moved into a 1940s Florida bungalow, restored it to its original glory and opened our Aegean bistro, inspired by the food we’d grown up eating. I hope you enjoy recreating our signature dishes in your own home.’
(Grilled Prawns Recipe)
(Grilled Whole Mediterranean Sea Bass Recipe)
(Marinated Grilled Octopus Recipe)
Anastasia’s Colorful Kitchen
Bright, patterned crockery is all part of the Mandolin experience, where the plates and bowls are so pretty they make eating off them a delight. Here, Mandolin’s founder reveals her tips and sources for recreating the look at home.