Weekly Nibble: Macchialina pasta, Divino Ceviche, Books & Books, The Traymore, OMG! dinner, Cindy Hutson cooks
Each Thursday, MIAbites will feature The Weekly Nibble, highlighting Miami "foodie" events and special promotions for the upcoming week. Please note that specific details, dates and prices are subject to change, so please call ahead to confirm event details.
Thursday June 11 and ongoing Thursdays- Beginning this week, Macchialina, is inviting guests to indulge in chef Michael Pirolo's fresh, award-winning pastas fatta in casa (made in house)with $10 pastas "all night long". The signature fresh pastas (ranging from $20 - $28) including the Cavatelli Macchialina, Spaghetti con Vongole, Tagliolini al Funghi, Beet Filled Mezzaluna and Pappardelle Bolognese will be met with weekly pasta specials so guests can try new items each Thursday throughout the summer. And while we are at it, don't forget Red Sauce Sundays as featured on MIAbites here. Macchialina 820 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 305 534 2124
Thursday June 11- Divino Ceviche Coral Gables, 2nd place winner at "Taste Of The Gables" kickoff for Coral Gables Restaurant Week June 8-28 is hosting a series of Peruvian cuisine and Peruvian craft beer, by Darwin Brewing Company, seasonal dinner pairings featuring Darwin Brewing Company founder, Darwin Santa Maria. The first series is scheduled for June 11 at 7pm; the cost for the event is $50 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. To purchase tickets online, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cevi-chela-4-course-pairing-dinner-at-divino-ceviche-coral-gables-tickets-17186677816
Friday June 12- 5-8 pm. OBBA Sushi, known for its unique blend of Latin and Japanese fusion, comes to Coral Gables for the grand opening event of their second location. Join Mayor Jim Cason at 6 pm for official ribbon cutting and then stay for a night of sushi, sake, music and a good time. Enjoy two for one rolls along with Saketini Specials until 8pm. Guests will have the opportunity to win $100 gift cards and discount cards to use for future visits. OBBA Sushi 160 Andalusia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 305 445 7800.
Saturday, June 13- from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Cindy Hutson’s restaurant, Ortanique on the Mile, will host an interactive cooking class to celebrate the coming of mango season. This hands-on cooking experience with Hutson will teach guests to create mango infused recipes like Burrata Salad, Banana Leaf Steamed Fish, and Floating Island “Isla Flotantes.”. Price: $108 pp. Ortanique 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 305 446 7710.
Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14.- The Traymore Restaurant and Bar introduces new brunch menu and "Seafood Sunday Supper" courtesy of Chef Jonathan Lane. Brunch items include crab cake benedict “Sandwich” ; lobster and avocado grilled cheese; seafood cobb salad; Brioche French toast ; The Cuban sandwich ; Smoked Salmon Club and pan roasted Florida snapper. Sunday Seafood Dinner begins at 6 pm and offers very best in seasonal seafood for the summer, presented on a menu with dishes served family style for $39 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) that also includes a glass of Augsti Cava from Spain. The Seafood Sunday Supper Menu includes: Farmers Garden Salad, Sweet Corn and Garden Potato Boil, Steamed Florida Clams, Fried Mahi Mahi and Grilled Lobster Tails. Traymore Restaurant and Bar at Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach. 2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140. 305 695 3600.
Saturday June 13th- It's always a party at The Thompson Miami Beach, who this weekend hosts from 9 pm to midnight, special guest "KIRILL WAS HERE"—star of Showtime’s new docu-series 3AM and famed photographer. Sounds by DJ Scott Melker will set the vibe as guests dance the night away with cocktails in hand. Billed as "Neon or Nothing" ( but with disclaimer to Dress Responsibly), put on your best neon swim suit or attire and join in for the ultimate summertime pool party. Thompson Miami Beach 4041 Collins Ave. Miami Beach. 786 605 4041.
Monday June 15th- As part of the The Café at Books & Books at the Adrienne Arsht Center Monday dinner series, Chef Allen Susser will team up with Chef Sam Gorenstein of My Ceviche for a unique five-course meal of freshly caught sustainable seafood paired with wine and environmental education. Priced at $60 per person, the collaborative dinner benefits The Monterey Bay Aquarium and will feature catches fished just the day before by Chef Allen and Captain Mike Puller of The Fishing Experience. In between courses, the chefs and Captain Mike will also educate the guests on ways foodies can help maintain our oceans. Seating is limited and reservations are required at (786) 405-1745 or Delphine@booksandbooks.com. The Café at Books & Books. 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL.
Thursday June 18th- OMG Dinner and A Movie returns with Harry’s Pizzeria and O Cinema. $40 gets you 3 course dinner from Harry’s and ticket to showing of new indie film, DOPE, a comedy about three nerds who end up fleeing from a drug gang after the gang's Ecstasy ends up in one of their backpacks. VIP pricing for $55 includes copy of "Michael's Genuine Food" Cookbook. Doors open at 6 pm. Movie at 7 pm. Tickets online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/omg-dinner-a-movie-wynwood-tickets-17254356244
(Information provided by various sources and subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm)