"Magic happens all the time – if you slow down enough to feel it. I fell unabashedly in love with Mandolin Miami  - an Aegean restaurant founded by husband and wife Anastasia Koutsioukis and Ahmet Erkaya – in one of those moments…

In March I flew to Miami with my family, with every intention of visiting Mandolin, because I absolutely love Mediterranean food, and had been hearing about the place from my foodie friends. When the plane landed I got on my phone to make a reservation, and sitting in my inbox was the sweetest note from Anastasia herself! She was writing to say she was a fan of EyeSwoon, an old fan of my husband Victor’s music, and inviting us to Mandolin as her guest any time we were in Miami! M A G I C." Athena Calderone.

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