Semilla French Bistro • Miami

Semilla French Bistro

A personal experience with Miami Chaine des Rotisseurs!

While folks in France toasted their National Day on July 14 to commemorate the storming of the Bastille in 1789, Miami Chaîne welcomed everyone to Semilla French Bistro and Wine Bar. 

Executive Chef and owner Frederic Joulin carries an eclectic talent for French cuisine fused with local fare. He launched Le Clos Saint-Honoré in Paris when only 25 years old and notably served as private chef to French President Jacques Chirac. In 2013, he moved to Miami and created Semilla. The Bistro teems with ambiance, featuring a grande bar, and a private collection of contemporary art.

Bailli Nancy Radlauer greeted attendees with berets and flutes of Rosé poured from double-magnums. Once seated en plein air and socially distanced, the festivities begin.

Our amuse-bouche, became the quintessential precursor to a superb meal. Caviar tins, when opened, revealed a chilled crab & cauliflower Parmentier kissed with black caviar.

Caviar Then, a Terrine de Foie Gras Au Torchon & Toasted Brioche, Hudson Valley Duck Confit, until la piece de resistance; Oeufs à la Neige; poached meringues floating in Creme Anglaise drizzled with caramelized almond.

The menu also features Charcuterie & Cheese Board; Escargots Persillés; Boeuf Bourguignon; Pan Seared Branzino Filet; Creme Brulee and much more.

Chef Joulin was met with roaring applause, rave reviews, and promises to return. Semilla Bistro – one of my favorite french venues!




VISIT: Semilla French Bistro & Wine Bar; 1330 Alton Road, Miami Beach;

305-674-6522; Semilla Miami 



  • By Nancy Radlauer, Editor-in-Chief;
  • As the Bailli (President) of Miami Chaine Chapter of La Chaine des Rôtisseurs, the largest & most prestigious food & wine society in the world, I’ll be sharing events periodically!