If you’re looking for a delicious and unique dining experience in Sarasota, look no further than Meliora. This eclectic eatery offers a wide variety of culinary options that are sure to please everyone in your party. But what really sets them apart, is their focus on flavor. Every dish is crafted with care to ensure that every bite is perfect. For an unforgettable meal, be sure to check out Meliora.
One of the things that I love about this restaurant is that they use fresh, local ingredients in all of their dishes. This commitment to quality really shines through in the food. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. To begin with, the gnocchi with parmesan cream and brown butter was a particular standout (we ended up ordering seconds). Also, the shrimp were cooked to perfection and the accompanying saffron, ginger and kaffir lime was the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. I could have eaten these all night!
The menu is broken down into “cold” and “hot” dishes. Everything is pretty much interchangeable as an appetizer or entrée. I suggest ordering a number of dishes and sharing. I ordered the Rohan duck with a bao bun, pear, fermented turnip and hoisin, and my wife ordered the tuna with fried ginger, tamari, cilantro and sesame. Both dishes were cooked to perfection and were absolutely delicious. Additionally, the tuna was especially good. Additionally, I must mention the smoked king fish – I’m a huge fish spread guy and Meliora’s certainly did not disappoint!
Lastly for dessert, my wife ordered the Japanese cheesecake. It was rich and decadent, and the dulce de leche added the perfect amount of sweetness. I don’t usually indulge in desert, but one of the owners insisted I tried the sun gold tomato sorbet. I’m glad I did. We were both very satisfied with our dessert choices at Meliora.
This was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences my wife and I had in a while! In addition to the amazing food, sitting at the chef’s table allowed us to have some entertaining (and educational) banter with the executive chef as well as the general manager who are also the owners.
Meliora is located at 1920 Hillview St, Sarasota, Florida 34239 and their phone number is (941) 444-7692.