“In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.”
~Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym, Lewis Carroll
My personal experiences at neMesis have left me feeling a bit like Alice staggering through the rabbithole. While the surrounding area might be a bit decrepit and questionable (minus the recent addition of the Corner), from the moment you walk in the door you've entered a completely different realm. Multicolored umbrellas hang overhead, fragmented mirror bits grace the bar's surface like a million tiny stars, whilst neckties strain to break free from the pack as art on the walls. It's whimsical, quirky, eclectic and playful!
Chef Micah Edelstein is a friendly woman, with a genuine interest in explaining the ingredients and a passion for the cuisine that is just infectious. She kind and vivacious, and it's expressed in her cooking, which is truly one-of-a-kind and just plain fun. As South African native, she creates several dishes influenced by her home, and you'd be hardpressed to find anything quite like them anywhere else in Miami. Also, her adorable daughter Matilda is often present, bringing over snacks of cheese bread and sometimes showing you her latest crayon masterpieces. It really makes you feel like you're part of the neMesis family in a way that other restaurants lack completely.
When you're ready to start the meal, it can be a tough decision whether to begin with a "cool couple" or a "sexy nibble." Let me assure you you really can't go wrong no matter which direction you choose!
The Fig-Elicious Braised Duck Potstickers, are beautiful little purses, filled with a tender and flavorful meat. Although they are good on their own, the guava cardamom dipping sauce only makes them better, adding a dulcet dimension of flavor that doesn't overshadow the duck meat. I don't think I've ever come to Nemesis and resisted the temptation.
1035 North Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33136
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