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Mrs. Mandolin,

the newest venture from the team behind Miami’s beloved restaurant, Mandolin Aegean Bistro, is a café and lifestyle store inspired by travel, culture and the effortless ease of the Mediterranean way of life. The store was founded by Anastasia Koutsioukis, the female force behind Mandolin Aegean bistro. 

Mrs. Mandolin was the moniker given to Anastasia by her patrons throughout the years. As the perennial host and creative director, she was constantly being asked for tabletop and travel tips, sourcing references in all of the best Mediterranean markets, and her take on fashion and accessory brands that she was coveting. 

For many years it was her dream to create an extension of Mandolin that felt similar to the way she actually lived her life, she has now brought all to life under one roof with her new lifestyle boutique and cafe located a block away from her restaurant at 4218 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33137.

 
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MEET THE MRS

 

Born in Toronto as a first-generation Greek-Canadian, she grew up with a strong heritage at home learning how to cook and entertain, preserving Greek traditions, and after graduating from university she pursued a career in fashion and moved to New York City in 1998. 

Having tried her hand in many different creative pursuits, it wasn’t until she decided to move to Miami with her husband in 2009 to open her dream restaurant, Mandolin, that she found her calling. Utilizing her styling background, she was able to transform the space, which instantly transports guests to the Greek islands the minute you walk through the blue gate. This was her first design project that set the tone for her brand. 

It was this effortless combination of simple food and genuine hospitality that attracted Soho House & Co. to collaborate with Anastasia and Ahmet three years ago, bringing Mandolin outposts to their London, Miami, Berlin and Istanbul houses for two seasons. 

This is when she sharpened her sourcing skills internationally, finding unique products, specializing in tabletop with a mix of the unexpected, vintage and ethnic pieces, which lead her to design collaborations with other hospitality brands. She is sought after for her effortless entertaining style, florals and tabletop touches at her restaurant and off-site for events with luxury brands and fashion creatives.

 

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Welcome to Mandolin Aegean Bistro

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mrs mandolin in the press here