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Asian themed menu a tribute to chef’s roots
From September 6, fans of Asian cuisine will have a local venue where they can indulge as Miksa offers a new menu with an oriental focus.
After a five-year stint in Manhattan, working as personal chef to the Revlon family and actress Ellen Barkin, Mike Nagy returned to his beloved B.C. and began a successful career at some of the top restaurants in both Whistler and Vancouver.
Then, seven years ago, he was asked to help a friend establish The Galley at Artisan Square. It was there Mike met his wife Jazzmin. After the Galley closed, the two decided that it was time to open their own restaurant and so Miksa started to serve Mike’s brand of upscale comfort food to friends and fans on Bowen.
Four years in and Miksa is truly a family business. Not only have Mike and Jazzmin been graced with two energetic boys, Mike has been joined in the kitchen by Paul, his younger brother, who is also no slouch in the culinary arts. They couldn’t have made it this far without Paul’s ongoing support, and he is now a co-owner of the business.
But Mike has wanted to mix things up and pay tribute to his roots and his first and best cooking teacher, his mom Mary Nagy.
Mary was born in Vancouver to Chinese immigrants and grew up learning to cook in her family’s traditional style. That’s why, after a brief closure starting September 3, Miksa will reopen with a new menu. The new focus will be Asian-themed dishes inspired by Mike’s mom and created to utilize locally grown organic ingredients.
Join Miksa for the opening of the new menu on Friday, September 6.
Please note that Miksa will now be open seven days a week for dinner that start at 4 p.m. Mike and Jazzmin are grateful for the amazing staff who really are like one big family and who have kept Miksa going for the last four years.