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Meliora Review

Savoring the Perfect Bite at Meliora in Sarasota, Florida

Savoring the Perfect Bite at Meliora in Sarasota, Florida

If you’re looking for a delicious and unique dining experience in Sarasota, look no further than Meliora. This eclectic eatery offers various culinary options to please everyone in your party. But what 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.

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The Food

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 shines through in the food. Everything we ordered was delicious.

Gnocchi
Gnocchi

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!

Tuna
Tuna

The menu is divided into “cold” and “hot” dishes. Everything is pretty much interchangeable as an appetizer or entrée. I suggest ordering several dishes and sharing.

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Duck

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 delicious.

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Smoked Kingfish

Additionally, the tuna was delicious. Additionally, I must mention the smoked kingfish – I’m a huge fish spread guy, and Meliora’s certainly did not disappoint!

Shrimp
Shrimp

Lastly, for dessert, my wife ordered the Japanese cheesecake. It was rich and decadent, and the dulce de leche added the perfect sweetness. I don’t usually indulge in dessert, but one of the owners insisted I try the sun gold tomato sorbet. I’m glad I did. We were both delighted with our dessert choices at Meliora.

Japanese Cheesecake
Japanese Cheesecake

Summary

This was one of the most enjoyable dining experiences my wife and I had in a while! In addition to the fantastic food, sitting at the chef’s table allowed us to have some entertaining (and educational) banter with the executive chef and the general manager, who are also the owners.

Meliora is located at 1920 Hillview St, Sarasota, Florida 34239, and its phone number is (941) 444-7692.

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