Miro is the newly opened temple to the trinity of pasta, charcuterie, and whiskey that opened May 2016 in Downtown Los Angeles. Located at the epicenter of the city on Wilshire Blvd and Figueroa, within a sea of DTLA skyscrapers, Miro is minimalist with clean lines and mid-century modern inspired furnishings. It features two levels including the main dining room, wine room, and a lower level Basement Bar and Whiskey Room dedicated to a collection of rare whiskey’s from around the globe. The menu is overseen by Executive Chef Gavin Mills with a strong emphasis and dedicated program centered around his penchant for charcuterie as well as its intensive pasta program. Start off with a cheese and charcuterie board (pick your favs or let them choose) pickled goodies come with. Ask Courtney Walsh, Sommelier to assist in picking out a refreshing glass of wine..I ordered a glass of wine from Spain, but pick your poison, as Italian and French wine lists were extensive along with a long Bubbles section. Ease into the grilled peaches and the yellowtail crudo with chili cilantro, lime and pickled red onion. Didn’t see this on the menu, but Chef sent over a VIP plate of the most amazing smoked salmon with creme fraiche. Perfectly salted and melts in your mouth. Bounce to the spaghetti bolognese or the ricotta cavatelli (they make all their pastas in- house, headed by Chef Elizabeth McCoy) Finish with their summer squash burrata pizza or lamb sausage wood fired pizza.
Give yourself extra time as you won’t want to leave… and head down stairs. Their inviting Whiskey Room offers a respite for imbibers and purists, or even novices, to explore the world of whiskey, including whiskeys from Japan, Scotland, and Americas, tucked in the cozy surroundings of a salon-like setting. A thoughtfully curated Whiskey Bible is written with passion, heart and soul.
Luxe Tip: For those that like to “watch” and enjoy the open kitchen vibe, they will have their very own charcuterie program (with house made mustard and pickles) and the pasta is made in front of diners. Another tip, you don’t have to have dinner there to enjoy their whiskey room, just call ahead as they are the hottest game in DTLA right now.
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Address: 888 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Phone: (213) 988-8880
Facebook: Miro Restaurant DTLA