Each week, MIAbites features The Weekly Nibble, highlighting Miami food related events and special promotions for the upcoming weeks. Please note that specific details, dates and prices are subject to change, so please check ahead to confirm event details.
Beginning Wednesday October 19th- Lure Fishbar, is introducing a weekly Omakase dining experience beginning on Wednesday, October 19. Hosted and curated by Lure’s Executive Sushi Chef Khaleel Ali, aficionados can enjoy a ten course tasting menu featuring a blend of traditional and inventive takes on modern Japanese cuisine. The menu will change weekly but highlights from the first dinner will include delicacies such as Alaskan king crab rice cakes with American caviar served with mustard sauce and garlic butter; and cold Sōmen noodles tossed in shisho yuzo pesto, topped with uni and shredded nori. Priced at $85 per person (excluding tax, gratuity and beverages), the experience is limited to six seats with one seating at 7PM. Reservations are required and can be done by calling the restaurant at (305) 695-4550.Lure Fishbar in the historic St. Moritz Hotel building at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel 1601 Collins Avenue. Miami Beach FL.
Friday October 21st- Join hosts Chef Jeff McInnis and Chef Janine Booth of The Sarsaparilla Club at the first annual Strong Will Benefit, in an effort to raise money for a dear friend, Will Orellana, who has fallen victim to an unfortunate cycling accident. South Florida local favorite chefs along with McInnis and Booth will showcase their talents in the outside patio dining area of The Sarsaparilla Club stretching alongside the iconic Shelborne Wyndham Grand pool. Participating chefs include Timon Balloo (Sugarcane Raw Bar and Grill & Boccee), Josh Gripper & Adonay Berns Tafur (The Dutch Miami), Phil Bryant (The Local), Eli Jackson (STK), Brian Nasajon (Beaker and Gray), Jason Bamford (Bianca at the Delano), Nicole Votano (DIRT), Cindy Lou (Cindy Lou's Cookies), Michael Saperstein (The Rebel House), John Suley (Royal Caribbean), along with cocktails by NaiYaRa bartender Rob Ortenzio and a beer garden presented by Funky Buddha Brewing Co and Wynwood Brewing Co. Guests can purchase VIP tickets and arrive one-hour prior to doors opening with access to premium beverage options for $125 or General Admission tickets for $75 at http://strongwillbenefit.eventbrite.com/. The Sarsaparilla Club The Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach Hotel 1 18th Street Miami Beach, FL 33139
Saturday October 22nd- Coconut Grove’s lauded eatery Glass & Vine is hosting an al fresco Oktoberfest celebration in the heart of Peacock Park on Saturday, October 22, 2016. South Florida’s rendition of a park-side Volksfest will feature a day outdoors with bites by Executive Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli and pours by local breweries The Tank Brewing Co.,M.I.A. Beer Company and Concrete Beach Brewery. Rapicavoli’s bites – with an ode to the world’s largest folk festival – will include Lamb Ribs with house-made guava BBQ sauce; Beef Sliders on fluffy potato rolls with blue cheese and onion jam; Duck Wings marinated in a house-made buffalo sauce and “ranch”; and Sausage on a potato roll topped with scallion relish and house-made mustard. Guests can toast to the season at the park from 11AM to 5PM. The event is free to attend; food & drink tickets, priced at $5 each, include choice of one beer or one bite. Tickets will be sold onsite. Glass & Vine 2820 McFarlane Road Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Thursday October 27th- BLT Prime will host a 4 course collaborative dinner that Chef Sean Brasel of Meat Market and Chef Dustin Ward of BLT Prime aka “The Dynamic Duo” beginning at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $75 pp or $100 with wine pairing and available by calling or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. BLT Prime at Trump Doral 4400 NW 87th St. Miami, FL305 591 6601.
Thursday October 27th- Bao Bun Competition at TALDE hosted by chef Dale Talde features five teams consisting of one chef and one foodie competing in a timed competition to eat the highest number of the soft buns. Olee Fowler (Eater Miami) is the scorekeeper for teams that include: Dale Talde (Talde) & Carla Torres (Ocean Drive), Richard Hales (Sakaya Kitchen / Blackbrick) & Aubrey Swanson (AUBOOM Media), Jeff McInnis (Sarsaparilla Club) & David Rodriguez (Wynwood Brewery), Todd Erickson (Haven/HauHau’s Taqueria) & Laine Doss (Miami New Times), Janine Booth (Sarsaparilla Club) & Gio Gutierrez (ChatChow). The competition will celebrate TALDE’s new weekly special, Baby Got Bao Buns. Every Thursday night, the high-energy eatery inside The Confidante will offer bao bun and beer specials in partnership with local Wynwood Brewing Company.TALDE Miami Beach The Confidante 4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
New and Ongoing:
DIRT, the popular Miami Beach hotspot that combines clean eating and great tasting food, is taking a stance against breast cancer by partnering with Susan G. Komen Foundation. Throughout the month of October, DIRT will donate $1 from each sale of the restaurants new delicious Rosewater Greek Yogurt Parfait, a vibrant pink breakfast option or snack created for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and its popular BLUSH juice – a refreshing blend of watermelon, pineapple, lemon and mint – to the charitable organization. The flavors prominent in the parfait are inspired by the Middle East, and the yogurt spiked with rosewater, as well as the almond coconut topping, are made with gluten-free oats and spiced with cardamom. DIRT 232 5th Street (between Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue), Miami Beach, FL, 33139.
Top secret in Sunset Harbour is NaiYaRa's most popular secret menu dish - O'Toro Tartare. Chef Bee creates the dish with Blue Fin O'Toro meat, finely minced with two special Japanese knives then adding fresh grated wasabi, truffle paste, rayu (a hot sesame seed oil) and honey-kimchee sauce. The tartare is then pressed into a wooden box and brushed with a house soy, kizami (marinated fresh wasabi), ikura, caviar, edible gold flakes, fresh shaved black truffle and rice crackers for some crunch. NaiYaRa 1854 Bay Rd. Miami Beach, FL
B Bar Tapas and Grill, a tapas style restaurant and bar that opened its doors last month inNorth Miami Beach, with a diverse menu and energetic atmosphere, offers fans the option of viewing their most anticipated sports games on the bar's projector screens as they dive into exquisite tapas plates paired with craft beer, craft cocktails and house wine. Kick back with friends and catch the latest match as you cheer on your favorite team at the bar or outside on the patio under a canopy of lights. B Bar Tapas and Grill 2995 NE 163rd St North Miami Beach, FL 33160.
Rec Room, the local hot spot within Gale South Beach, is helping guests satisfy late-night cravings with complimentary pizza provided at 2 a.m.! This is a result of Rec Room's new weekly series, the Half/Full underground party, happening every Thursday and launching this week, October 20th. Once you’ve spent the night dancing away, guests are encouraged to grab a slice and pair it with a signature cocktail from the trendy underground lounge. Admission to this event is free of charge and open to the public. Rec Room at The Gale Hotel 1690 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL.
( Information provided by various sources and subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm )