Have you heard the one about a tiger, a peacock, and 19 lavishly dressed people that walk in to a ballroom?
Yeah, we hadn’t either – that is until Matt Barnes showed up.
Byblos is an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant here in Toronto, but they have recently opened another location in Miami beach, Florida. It is difficult to convey concisely how incredible these restaurants really are. They combine classic cooking techniques with a unique atmosphere to leave every patron satisfied by food and experience alike. The food in the photo was all sourced from Byblos Toronto, so given the full octopus, lobster platter and the plethora of pomegranates, you could imagine what you are in for.
So how exactly do you differentiate the Miami beach location from the Toronto location in order for them to live as their own separate restaurants? Your sentence may sound something like “I bet Matt Barnes could do something cool, lets see what he comes up with”. Matt was given 100% creative control to come up with the concept, cast the talent, design the set, etc. etc. and the result, well, let’s just say we are damn proud of the result.
The photo speaks for itself, but it is the culmination of hard work by Matt & his team, incredible vision and top notch production. We are happy to provide a little bit of behind the scenes for your viewing pleasure, should you be so curious!
Photographer: Matt Barnes
Art Director: Jay Pooley
Producer: Kirsten White, Elissa Parante
Styling: Maeve Mckee
Food Styling: Nicole Young
Hair & Makeup: Nina Farrauto
Client: Byblos Miami