September seems to be packed with “special” food holidays. The entire month is Bourbon Heritage Month, September 25th is National Lobster Day, September 26th is Key Lime Pie Day and September 29th is National Coffee Day. This week’s Weekly Nibble will try to cover all of those holidays with local options, in addition to regular food and drink events.
Sunday September 25th- National Lobster Day- FUN FACT: National Lobster Day was moved to September 25th in 2015 by an act of the U.S. Senate. The resolution was introduced by Maine Senators Susan Collins and Angus King, after no one could find any official approval of the National Lobster Day celebrated on June 15th. However the old National Lobster Day, June 15th, is still being widely celebrated today. Keep the old and the new, we say.
The Dutch Miami Beach features a refreshing Lobster Salad served in Vadouvan curry with mango and cashews in a coconut shell and is the perfect starter for any meal. The Dutch W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Izzy’s Fish & Oyster ( EVENT SOLD OUT ) is pulling out ALL the stops for their 1 year anniversary with all-you-can-eat lobster rolls and Narragansett beer for $25 on Sunday, September 25. The celebrations begin right when doors open at 11 a.m. and will last throughout the day. Izzy’s 423 Washington Ave. Miami Beach FL.
Monday September 26th- National Key Lime Pie Day ( Yes...that is a Holiday )
The Dutch’s Salted Lime Pie is one of Pastry Chef Josh Gripper’s best desserts in Miami. Served with passion fruit sauce, toasted coconut, and coconut ice cream. The Dutch W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
StripSteak’s Key Lime Tartlet- What’s better than key lime pie? Multiple key lime pies! The Fountainebleau’s signature steakhouse offers a delicious key lime pie served in pieces which ensures that everyone gets a bite. Fontainebleau Miami Beach, 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140.
Monday September 26th- The Langford Hotel invites guests and Miami locals alike to experience some of The Magic City’s finest mixologists and bartenders battle it out at the first ever Bar Wars competition. Taking place at The Langford’s rooftop bar Pawn Broker, the newly launched series will host some of Miami’s hottest bars to compete in a tournament putting local bartenders skills to the test. The first installation will feature bartenders from The Anderson, Beaker & Gray, and The Langford Hotel’s very own Pawn Broker. $18 in advance includes 3 cocktails $20 at door. The Langford Hotel 121 SE 1st St. Miami FL
Monday September 26th- Estrella Damm proudly presents the second annual Gastronomy Congress, taking place in Miami from 5:30 to 11pm in conjunction with world-renowned Spanish chef Ferran Adrià, alongside an all-star lineup of international culinary personalities. The highly anticipated event will feature a live cooking demonstration and an engaging discussion, led by local James Beard award winning chef, Michelle Bernstein, who will hone in on “The Challenge of Contemporary Cuisine.” An esteemed brand ambassador for the Barcelona-based brewery, Chef Adrià is known for avant-garde, deconstructionist cuisine that has changed culinary history. The world’s most awarded chef and winner of “Chef of the Decade,” Adrià rose to fame as the head chef of elBulli, a three-star Michelin restaurant that has continuously been rated No. 1 among the world’s best restaurants, with five accolades from Restaurant Magazine. Limited tickets available to conference and dinner and after party at Tuyo thru giltcity.com/miami GA: $75 (retail value $200) VIP: $125 (retail value $250, includes VIP reception at Tuyo, 9:30pm-11pm with Ferran Adrià + chefs). Miami Dade College Chapman Conference Center 245 NE 4th Street, Building 3, Room 3210, 2nd Floor, Miami FL 33132
Tuesday September 27th- Alter presents California vs Oregon Wine pairing dinner Revealing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir typicities through a selection of wines from top producers and a delicious 5 course dinner. This is a limited seating dining experience only at 9 pm. Tickets are $165 and available thru Resy site https://resy.com/cities/mia/alter?date=2016-09-27. Alter 223 NW 23rd Miami Fl.
Tuesday September 27th- Celebrate National Bourbon Month South Florida with Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniel's, Coopers' Craft and Collingwood. Featuring five top local mixologists, craft whiskey cocktails, and jazzy sounds from Kitty Carmichael. Experience our Jack Daniel’s virtual reality tours, Woodford Reserve food pairings and more.. 7 – 9 PM Tickets-http://app.bronto.com/public/webform/render_form/7isgiwqnkh3tnb03187xq3iw7scs3/e56d70585dec4b2c4062a22399862b09/addcontact Miami Beach Woman’s Club 2401 Pine Tree Drive. Miami Beach FL.
Thursday September 29th- Oktoberfest party at Pawn Broker featuring Miami Smokers from 8-11 pm. Plenty of Brat, Schnitzel and Corn dogs to be washed down with Ayinger Hefeweizen and Doppelbock and Due South beers and cocktails. Pawn Broker Bar and Rooftop Lounge 121 SE 1st St. Miami FL.
Thursday September 29th – This National Coffee Day, check out the new Setai Blend created just for the 5 Star Forbes Setai Hotel by Miami local Per’La Specialty Roasters. Guests can pick from a cold brew, drip/American or decaf espressos or if you are in the mood for a kick, try the Espresso Martini. For more info about Setai Blend see last weeks MIAbites feature http://www.miabites.com/home/2016/9/15/setai-miami-beach-perla-coffee-roasters. The Setai 2001 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL305 520- 6000
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