Prism Tastes: Dinner at Threefold Café
August 4, 2016
Consensus: With exceptional service being such a surprising rarity in Miami, Threefold Cafe is making it the norm we’ve been yearning for all along– bringing the mom and pop feel to an elevated gourmet experience.
While their original location on Giralda Ave in the Gables is undergoing street construction (but is still open, we must say), the beloved local gem Threefold Café has shifted dinner service to their latest outpost in South Miami. Easier access for the most effortless dinner you’ll have in a while. Since we’re always on our crusade of supporting local, we went over for a candlelit sit-down with co-founder, Nick Sharp, whose every passion is folded into each carefully curated dish.
Threefold is easily one of the city’s best coffee shops, flooded with light and fresh flower arrangements, but it’s their dinner that’s the treasure on our tongues. Slinging an evening service for just about 3 weeks, the menu is stitched together by locally-sourced, family-style plates that are soon to be some of your go-to favorites. Folky tunes gently nudge your senses– Jack Johnson, Ray LaMontagne, Jose Gonzalez, and Bon Iver are all the acoustic guitar/smooth baritone blends you need.
Pro Tip: Pair your meal with a special blend of local JoJo Tea, you won’t regret it.
Our intimate meal started with their deconstructed Gazpacho, as every meal should. As someone whose family hails from Barcelona, I’d say it’s one of the best gazpachos in the city. Moving on to the Small Farm Cheese Board and the Pork Rillette, my Swiss side of was also pleased. Zak the Baker bread? Always. Then came: Lamb Meatballs (that eggplant tahini, though), the Cauliflower, and the Potato Gnocchi whose black truffle parmesan fonduta is a cloud of heaven.
When you encounter the freshness of each ingredient, you realize just how farm-to-table the place really is. Sourcing from local outposts like Harpke Farms, we couldn’t imagine plates like the Octopus ‘Naranja Agria’ or the Rabbit with Chorizo Sofrito any other way. And for dessert? We tried every one, but we’ll sway you into the Pavlova direction, if you ask us.
Hats off to the entire Threefold team who, in just a short hour, made us feel the kind of welcome and warm we want to share with everyone we love. He may be a recent Australian transplant, but Nick Sharp and the Threefold family have reinvigorated the food scene with the hospitality we local Latinos all know and love. Trade in the crowded hotspots and wander into Threefold Café for a friendly atmosphere that transforms every shared dish into a vibrant feast in every bite.