modern gardenCarlos and Maryam Miranda have opened their new venture Modern Garden, a hot stone and crudo lounge adjacent to the restaurant Seaspice, with newly appointed Chef Benjamin Goldman, formerly the sous-chef at SHIKANY and voted one of Miami’s Zagat 30 under 30.

Chef Goldman’s menu at Modern Garden features a selection of crudos -- a contemporary interpretation of exquisite raw fish and seafood dressed with infused oils, citrus and fresh herbs -- including Uni Canapé with squid ink chip/ citrus crème / lemon zest; Salmon Rosettes with Faroe island salmon/candied shallot/salmon roe; Hokkaido Scallop Tartare crispy bamboo rice/ golden osetra/ coriander aioli; Fish and Meadow seared yellow fin tuna/ foie gras panna cotta/aji amarillo/ pickled zucchini/ candied hazelnuts.

Guests who prefer their selections cooked can order from Modern Garden’s signature hot stone selections, searing both seafood and premium meats on the 850- degree volcanic stone slabs, conveniently at their table. Items include A5 Wagyu Beef with alderwood salt/ maldon seasonal salt/ lavender flower; Elysian Fields Lamb with red miso/ fleur de sel/ zaalouk/ fresh rosemary; Moscovy Duck Breast with purple onion/ umeboshi / maple tamari/ basil buds; Spinelis (a.k.a ribeye cap) with rojo chimichurri/ lava salt and Diver Scallop with bagna cauda sauce.

A permanent art installation composed of two large trees made and shaped from nominal lumber that spread their canopy through space, with teardrop light fixtures hanging from the branches, softly illuminates table seating and bar areas. The permanent art installation by designer Santiago Pelaez was unveiled during Art Basel 2014.

Modern Garden is located at 422 NW North River Drive in Miami, Florida, and is open for dining Tuesday through Saturday noon to 12:00AM; 305.440.4200. For reservations: .

About Seaspice

Seaspice is a waterfront seafood restaurant and lounge with 500 feet of dock space, a large indoor dining room, outdoor bar and lounge, and the newly opened Modern Garden -- a hot stone and crudo concept. Located on the banks of the Miami River, the restaurant captures the essence of a waterfront experience. The restaurant seats 300 in a post-industrial warehouse outfitted in sleek, reinterpreted nautical details with views of the Miami River and downtown skyline.

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