Weekly Nibble: Blue Collar Anniversary, Chef Mendin at PAO, Prosecco at La Moderna, National Peking Duck Day & more

Miami Food Events Weekly 1.11.17 MIAbites

Each week, MIAbites features the Weekly Nibble, a listing of curated upcoming food events in Miami.  Schedule is subject to change so please check ahead to confirm at details and pricing.

Thursday January 12th-   Five years ago, on January 12th in 2012, Blue Collar opened its doors in the MiMo District in Miami, FL. Chef/Owner Daniel Serfer took a gamble on himself and the neighborhood, when he conceived his home-style menu in comfortable surrounds.  To celebrate the restaurant’s 5-year anniversary, Blue Collar will give a 100% guaranteed-to-win scratch-off ticket to every table and take-out order on Thursday, January 12th until all 1,200 tickets have been distributed.  Prizes include Blue Collar coffee mugs; gift cards; a free Blue Collar side dish plus the restaurant’s ‘dailies’; an order of Ribs, Braise Parm.  Blue Collar  6730 Biscayne Blvd Miami, Florida 305 756 0366

Friday January 13th- LDV Hospitality’s Regent Cocktail Club celebrates their first live musical act of 2017 with a night of themed cocktails and a performance by the nine-piece electronica band, Latin Grammy nominees, Spam Allstars who will provide a unique blend of improvisational electronic elements alongside other Latin, funk and hip hop rhythms that they’ve originally dubbed electronic descarga. To enhance the lively evening of Latin funk, Regent’s skilled mixologists have developed a specially handcrafted cocktail menu inspired by the music stylings of the talented musicians. Regent Cocktail Club Gale South Beach 1690 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL 33139

Villa Azur Russian New Year Celebration

Friday January 13th Villa Azur, on Miami Beach celebrates the Russian New Year with a themed dinner party. Hosted by Sasha Poline, Mishka Ded Morozand Snegurochka, musicians Indigo, Aloona will entertain as guests order dishes like the Lobster Tart, Langostino Carpaccio on Crispy Shell, Kobe beef Tenderloin A5 and dessert options by Pastry Chef Sebastien Feneryol from the $250 four course pre-fixe menu. Villa Azur 309 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139  (305) 763-8688

Wednesday, January 18th- from 6-8 p.mLa Moderna invites guests to join them in an evening of good company, authentic Italian bites and specialty cocktails. The happy hour event will allow guests to enjoy a complimentary round of drinks and light bites courtesy of the night's host - Prosecco Valdo. Grab your friends and take them on a savory adventure through Italy, please RSVP for this event at info@lamoderna.com. La Moderna 1874 Bay Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Wednesday January 18th- For National Peking Duck Day there are plenty of ways to indulge in the delicacy and savor its crispy-skinned goodness.

National Peking Duck Day in Miami

Tanuki-  South Beach’s new pan-Asian hotspot located on Alton Road, offers a number of Peking duck dishes including the classic preparation plus Peking Duck Soba Noodles and Duck Fried Rice. On January 18th, in celebration of National Peking Duck Day, Tanuki will be offering a complimentary glass of beer, wine or sake with the purchase of any of their Peking Duck dishes.  Tanuki 1080 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 615-1055

TALDE at The Confidante Miami Beach- A contemporary neighborhood restaurant and bar located inside The Confidante, TALDE Miami Beach features a creative menu of Asian-American cuisine with a variety of market-driven ingredients and local Floridian products. Showcasing Chef Dale Talde’s own twist on the fan-favorite, TALDE offers a Jerk Peking Duck with cucumber, chives, hoisin and moo shu. TALDE  4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (786) 605-4094

Komodo - The Peking Duck is served with all the fixings like cucumber, scallion, pancakes, and hoisin sauce. As you walk into the restaurant, to the right you will find a window in which you can view the chefs preparing the dish. Owned by hospitality impresario David Grutman, the three-story indoor/outdoor eatery and lounge combines cuisine from Southeast Asia with a South Florida vibe to elevate the dining and nightlife experience on Brickell Avenue.  Komodo 801 Brickell Ave. Miami Beach, FL (305) 534-2211

Jaya at The Setai- Executive Chef Mathias Gervais and Executive Sous Chef Vijayudu Veena have collaborated to create a Peking Duck Degustation Menu in celebration of National Peking Duck Day. Priced at $95 per person, menu highlights include Peking Duck Bao wrapped in bamboo leaves with tangerine marmalade and bok choy, Peking Duck Consomme with poached egg, enoki mushrooms and scallions and truffles with duck bacon and chocolate. The duck is prepared in it’s very own dedicated kitchen with an exhibition window for guests to watch the cooking process. Jaya at The Setai 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (855) 923-7899

PAO by Paul Qui Faena Hosts Chef Mendin

Wednesday January 25thChef José Mendín of Pubbelly joins Faena Hotel Miami Beach’s Chef Collective Series on January 25th at 7 PM, serving up a “Food of the Islands” feast with Chef Paul Qui at PAO. Shake off the winter chill with an island-style culinary celebration. This popular culinary event will kick off the New Year with a collaboration between Chef Paul Qui of Pao restaurant and Chef José Mendín, founding partner and chef of the Pubbelly Restaurant Group. Tickets are $175 per person, plus service charge and tax and available on https://losfuegosfaenamiami.tocktix.com/  Pao by Paul Qui The Faena 3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140 (786) 655-5630.

New and Ongoing:

Brasserie Azur Brunch and Happy Hour in Miami

Brasserie Azur's affordable weekend brunch, which segues into Happy Hour, can rouse even the most hungover of patrons into its amorous dining room. The South of France Mediterranean taste and ambiance on a "Greek budget" restaurant allows guests to indulge in high quality food at very reasonable prices while they enjoy an afternoon of leisure playing at the foosball table or just sipping cocktails of Rosé Sangria, Summer in Midtown and Black N’ Spicy paired with signature dishes Truffle Pizzetta, Omelette ou Ceufs Brouilles, and Salad de Chevre Chaud. Bottomless Mimosas for $25 and Prosecco for $35 for 2 hours are also available.
The specials continue through Happy Hour, which starts at 4pm until 8pm on Saturdays and Sundays and offers $1 oysters and $5 cocktails and a glass of wine. Brasserie Azur 3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33127 (786) 800-9993.

South Pointe Tavern South of Fifth Miami

South Pointe Tavern is finally OPEN making its South of Fifth debut! Nestled in the upscale neighborhood on South Beach, South Pointe Tavern is your second home. Aside from serving the largest selection of whiskeys and tequilas, the tavern offers signature cocktails curated by Distilled Hospitality and head bartender Marinko Rankovic. The artisanal menu features a variety of bites to munch on including Ceviche, Prosciutto & Arugula Toast, and Mushroom Flatbread and more! This is the place to sit back, sip a draft beer and watch your favorite sport teams on the weekend, grab a cocktail with friends before going out or chill out on a week day after a long day at the office. South Pointe Tavern 40 South Pointe Drive, 109, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 763-8368

Lolo’s Surf Cantina, a Baja-inspired Mexican eatery, located in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth neighborhood at Marriott Stanton South Beach, is now open for nightly dinner service. The concept, created in collaboration with Chef/Partner Richard Ampudia and Plan Do See, a global hospitality brand based in Japan with multiple holdings in New York, LA, Chicago and Bali, reflects the convivial spirit of Mexican hospitality with bold and inventive fare sourced from local purveyors. Lolo’s Surf Cantina at the Marriott Stanton South Beach 161 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL (305) 735-6973. 

( Information provided by various sources and subject to change. Please confirm all details ahead of time. )