Weekly Nibble: Celebrate Dad

Father’s Day is this Sunday! If you don’t have any plans that involve making dad feel extra special - we’ve got last minute ideas at a few of the best spots in town for you, plus some easy grilling tips from a top Miami chef.

Pao by Paul Qui at Faena Hotel Miami Beach is celebrating Father’s Day with an Asian-inspired epicurean adventure at Pao by Paul Qui. Enjoy Pao’s new prix-fixe Summer menu featuring signature menu items like Octopus Aguachile and East Side King Fried Chicken with new delectable dishes, including fresh Florida Snapper and tender Aged Beef. To top off the celebrations, all fathers will receive a complimentary hand-rolled cigar to enjoy on Pao’s oceanfront terrace. Price per person is $55. For reservations are suggested. Call 786-655-5600 to book. 3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

pao at faena

Tamara’s Bistro at The National Hotel will host a Father’s Day BBQ Brunch from 11 am to 4 pm. Pre-sale tickets, $35 per adult and $17 per child, can be purchased online through Saturday, June 17th. Walk-in tickets will be available on Sunday, June 18th for $42 per adult and $35 per child. Guests can use the Lyft promo code “THENATIONALMIA” to receive a 5% discount on rides to and from The National Hotel on Father’s Day from 11 am to 4 pm. Link to ticket purchase: https://nationalhotel.net/product/fathers-day-brunch/. The National Hotel, 1677 Collins Ave. Miami Beach

the national hotel

Bird & Bone at The Confidante Miami Beach wants you to treat Dad to some of his favorite Southern Style eats this Father’s Day with a special prix-fixe menu at Bird & Bone at The Confidante hotel in Miami Beach. Start off with the Little Gem Salad before moving on to the Slow Roasted Prime Rib Popovers, Grilled Jumbo Asparagus with Deviled Egg Dressing, and a Sharp Cheddar and Chive Potato created by Chef Richard Hales. Still have some room left for dessert? Don’t forget to end on a sweet note with a Pecan Tart served with a scoop of ice cream. Bird & Bone’s Father’s Day Menu is available for $60 per person and will be offered from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, June 16. For reservations, visit OpenTable.com or call (786) 605-4043. 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140

Mondrian South Beach Because he deserves it, this Father’s Day Mondrian has created a special brunch menu for dads. Join Mondrian for breakfast and lunch for a $35 special. Dads can pick and choose from a variety of plates like Oyster Rockefeller, Baked Oyster with Truffle and culinary stations including a carving, BBQ, sushi and omelet station. The chic hotel will also be offering bottomless Bloody Marys for dad to enjoy along with the breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami. 1100 West Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, the upscale Northern Italian eatery on Lincoln Road will be offering a special four-course Father’s Day menu including antipasti of Selezione di Formaggi ed Affettati Misti – cured selection of cold cuts and Italian cheeses ($28) or Polpette in Umido – meatballs, tomatoes sauce and mozzarella ($18). Primi of Paccheri Frutti Di Mare – paccheri seafood and cherry tomatoes ($33); and Secondi of Scampi  Alla Griglia – grilled langoustine with mixed green salad ($48) or Bistaecca Alla Fiorentina – 24 oz. aged t-bone steak with roasted potatoes ($85). End the meal with a selection of freshly baked Italian pastries ($14). Open Monday – Thursday from Noon to 11PM; Friday – Saturday from Noon to 11:45PM; and Sunday from Noon to 11PM. For reservations, please call (305) 531-4833 or visit www.quattromiami.com. Quattro is located at 1014 Lincoln Road.

quartto lincoln road

Don’t want to take dad out? Grill at home using these tips from The Forge’s Executive Chef Julie Doyle to help you make dad the perfect meal:

  • Let the grill do the work!

  • When the food is ready to rotate or turn, it will easily come off of the grill. The more you fuss, the more you damage the food.

  • Get the grill as hot as possible before use, make sure it's clean, and that you're using a grille spray to help prevent sticking.

  • If you're multitasking - trying to cook indoors while cooking on the grill outside.  Think about ways to use your grill as if it's a stove top. You can put pans directly on the grill and they will heat up as if you are cooking on your range.