September seems to be packed with “special” food holidays. The entire month is Bourbon Heritage Month, September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day, 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 18th- National Cheeseburger Day
Burgers, Babes and Booze helps celebrate National Cheeseburger Day at W Miami on Sunday, September 18. Mingle with some of Miami’s favorite female chefs from 3 PM until sundown on the terrace of 15th & Vine while indulging in their most inventive cheeseburger creations, and enjoying beats by a local lady DJ. Sunshine Provisions will be providing the meat for the event. Participating chefs include Nicole Votano of DIRT; Adrianne Calvo of Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar; Cindy Hutson of Zest; and Jessica Sanchez of Loba. The event is $35 per person and includes four sliders of the guests choice (it is National Cheeseburger Day after all!), two sides from 15th & Vine, and one beer from a local Miami brewery. Soak in the downtown views, cocktails and burgers in hand, and keep it fun.Tickets on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/burgers-babes-and-booze-tickets-27641245710 W Miami 485 Brickell Ave. Miami FL
Miami's favorite steakhouse, STK Miami Beach, offers guests a menu featuring reimagined classic American cuisine. The bite-sized Lil' BRGs are an STK favorite made with Wagyu beef and STK's special sauce, served on a sesame seed bun. Guests may also choose to add truffles and or Foie Gras. STK 2305 Collins Ave. Miami Beach
Marion in Brickell features a Beef blend: Short rib,sirloin,strip loin fat and flank steak served in a home made Warm Burger bun. Sofritto, confit garlic aioli, crispy shitake mushrooms, caramelized shallots, arugula, and parmesan cracker served with home made pomme frites tossed with salt and fresh rosemary. Marion 1111 SW 1st St. Miami FL.
Fooq’s Brunch Burger features an 8 oz. patty (short rib, brisket, skirt steak blend), Jarlsberg, caramelized onions, fried egg, bacon. Fooq’s 1035 N Miami Ave. Miami Beach
Batch Gastrobar- Batch Attack Burger - A too good to be true burger made with Prime Brisket Burger, Batch B1 Sauce, Mac Attack Croqueta, Maple Smoked Cheddar, Pecan Jameson Candied Bacon, and Whiskey Caramelized Onions served on a Brioche Bun and served with truffle fries. Batch 30 SW 12th St. Miami FL
Sunday September 18th- Experience the art of The Perfect Crudo with Chef Paul Qui and Chef de Cuisine Derek Salkin on Sunday, September 18 from 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM at Pao by Paul Qui. Guests will be able to sit back and relax while the chefs demonstrate five different styles of raw fish preparations –sashimi, ceviche, tiradito,kinilaw and crudo. Each preparation will have a specific focus on the following ingredients: acids, salts, fats, aromatics, as well as techniques such as slicing, marinating, curing, and necessary for each respective preparation. Tickets are $95 per person, or $130 with Sake Pairing, exclusive of tax and service charge. Pao by Paul Qui at Faena 3201 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL
Thursday September 22nd- The Traymore at COMO Metropolitan hosts Gin + Jazz from 7-10 pm featuring the classic sounds of the 1930’s and the smooth voice of Ashley Pezzotti with Langley gin cocktails at Miami’s only gin bar. The Traymore 2445 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL305 695 3600.
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 at The Dutch.W South Beach, 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Izzy’s Fish & Oyster 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. Izzys 423 Washington Ave. Miami Beach FL.
Monday September 26th- National Key Lime Pie Day
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 Fountainbleau’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- Estrella Damm proudly presents the second annual Gastronomy Congress, taking place in Miami on Monday, September 26th, 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
New and Ongoing for September:
Fontainebleau Miami Beach celebrates September’s National Bourbon Month with a bourbon lover’s paradise. With Bourbon infused Bon Bon’s, Specialty Cocktails at Bleau Bar and Scarpetta, Cigar Socials, Whiskey Ceremony featuring High West and whiskey flights at StripSteak, Fontainebleau is definitely the place to be in September. Fontainebleau 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL
Jaya at The Setai will now offer guests a tableside Japanese Beer and Sake Cart experience while dining. The cart will feature a specialty selection of Japanese and imported beers such as Echigo Koshihikari Rice Beer, Oze No Yukidoke IPA and Singha as well as a few varieties from local favorite Miami breweries including Funky Buddha and the Floridian. Sake lovers can enjoy a wide selection of handpicked sake including Flying Pegasus Daiginjo Koshu, Soto Junmai Daiginjo, or Minato Harbor Yamahai Nama Genshu, or Dewatsuru Sakura Emaki Rose. Whether dining indoors or outdoors in the hotel’s coveted courtyard, guests are able to experience this new addition daily for either lunch, dinner or during Sunday brunch. Jaya at The Setai 2001 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL
( Information provided by various sources and subject to change. Please check ahead to check availability and to confirm details )