Weekly Nibble: Scarpetta Pre-Marathon menu, Australia Day BBQ at EDGE, Saffron Supper Club at Wynwood Yard, Harry's PopUp and more

Each week, MIAbites presents The Weekly Nibble, featuring upcoming Miami food events, happenings or specials for the upcoming week. Always check ahead to confirm prices and details. 

Friday January 22nd and Saturday January 23rd-  In preparation for the upcoming 2016 Miami Marathon on Sunday, January 24, Scarpetta, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, will offer marathon runners ( or anyone for that matter ) a special $45  “Carb-Up” 3 course prix-fixe menu. The menu is only available from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23. The three-course menu is a delicious way to power up before the big run; specially crafted to ensure runners’ muscles are fueled and energy levels are up for optimal performance. Among the menu items starter choices included are their popular creamy polenta with fricassee of truffled mushroom and main courses choices include their Spaghetti with tomato and basil and Duck & Foie Gras Ravioli. Scarpetta 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL  877 326 7412.

Saturday January 23rdStripSteak by Michael Mina at The Fontainebleau kickoffs off their 2016 Cellar 1954 Wine & Dinner series with a decadent five-course menu prepared by StripSteak chef de cuisine Derrick Roberts, complemented by seven different wines from Darioush. Darioush Khaledi and his wife Shahpar founded Darioush in 1997. The Darioush Estate has flourished over time and is now comprised of 120 acres in Southern Napa Valley spanning the Mount Veeder and Oak Knoll American viticultural areas.  Each of the five courses will be paired with a different varietal from the label. Priced at $225 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity, the luxurious evening will begin at 8 p.m.  Strip Steak by Michael Mina 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL 877 326 7412.

Sunday January 24thAaron Brooks, Aussie native and executive chef at EDGE Steak & Bar, brings Australia Day to Brickell. Named Miami’s “Lambassador” by Meat & Livestock Australia, Chef Aaron pays homage to the land down under and its January 26th national holiday, with a week-long celebration of authentic Aussie fare.  Festivities kickoff with a special poolside ‘Barbie with Chef Aaron and his ‘Mates on Sunday, January 24th from 1PM to 4PM. Chef Aaron’s ‘mates, Jose Mendin of Pubbelly Restaurant Group, Mike Pirolo of Macchialina and Bazi, Timon Balloo of SUGARCANE raw bar grill, and Jamie DeRosa, and his Chef de Cuisine William Crandall, of Izzy’s Fish & Oyster, turn up the heat for a family-friendly poolside event, featuring each of their BBQ favorites, locally crafted beer by J Wakefield Brewing, The Tank Brewing Co. Wynwood Brewing Company and Australian wines. Bring your budgie smugglers, or swimsuits, and enjoy access to the two resort style pools, celebrating winter in true Miami fashion – under the sun. Advance tickets are required and are $75 per person, $25 for children ages 6 to 12, and complimentary for those 5 and under. Tickets on Eventbrite link here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/australian-barbie-with-chef-aaron-brooks-his-mates-tickets-20634546484?aff=efbevent  EDGE Steak and Bar at The Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131 (305) 358-3535

Sunday January 24thThe popular Saffron Supper Club's first dinner of 2016 is partnering with innovative entreprenurial hub The Wynwood Yard from for a vibrant al fresco feast from 5:30 to 8:30 showcasing this creative outdoor space. Our focus for "Open Sesame" will be on the wonderous Tahini (techina), or sesame seed paste, a staple of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking. We will have a progressive three-course dinner using the food trucks and culinary vendors at the Wynwood Yard including Della's Test Kitchen, The Arabian Knife, Vibe 305 and of course the Saffron Supper Club team as well.  Also featuring Julie Frans (of Slow Food Miami) and Richard Hales (of Sakaya Kitchen and Dim Ssäm à gogo). Presented by local food influencers, Sara Liss and Maude Eaton. $65 per person including service, welcome cocktail and wine pairings. Tickets on Eventbrite link here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saffron-supper-club-x-wynwood-yard-tickets-20422079991  The Wynwood Yard - 56 Northwest 29th Street Miami, FL 33127  

Tuesday January 26th-  To welcome 2016, the Genuine Hospitality Group Harry’s Pizzeria becomes Bradley’s Pizzeria, as executive chef Bradley Herron prepares a Mexican dinner his way on Tuesday, January 26 at 7PM at Harry’s Pizzeria in the Design District.Tickets are priced at $110 pp and include Welcome Cocktail, Passed Snacks, 4 Course Dinner, Wine, Tax, Gratuity & Take Home Gift. These pop ups always sell out so grab your tickets here on Brown Paper Ticket link http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2485552  Harry’s Pizzeria 3918 North Miami Ave. Miami, FL.

Tuesday January 26thCoppertail Brewing Co. out of Tampa, FL is debuting their 2016 collaboration brew with Jupiter’s Tequesta Brewing Co. Captain Jack’s Stone Crab Stout at Mignonette during Miami Craft Beer week on Tuesday, January 26th. The Tap Takeover will kick off at Happy Hour along with the Coppertail Tower - a behemoth of shellfish; 12 oysters, 6 clams, shrimp cocktail, crab cocktail, Stone Crabs (of course) and two pints of Jack’s Stone Crab Stout with keepsake glasses for $100.00. Mignonette 210 NE 18th Street Miami, FL 33132

On the horizonCelebrate the Year of The Monkey with Swank Table. Swank Specialty Produce in Loxahatchee presents SWANK TABLE, eight al fresco dinners in our own fields of green, with local and nationally known chefs who will create meals right before your eyes. Calling on the best of our state's farmers, ranchers, artisanal producers, micro-brewers, distillers and organic wine makers, our chefs will produce multi course dinners of the highest quality. And, each SWANK TABLE event will give back to the community by donating a portion of the proceeds to local charities. In celebration of Chinese New Year and to benefit Slow Food Miami, Swank Table presents on Sunday January 31st from 4- 8pm The Year of The Monkey featuring the creations of Chefs Aaron Brooks of Edge Steak and Grill , Adonay Tarfur of The Dutch, Alex Chang of The Vagabond , Max Santiago of The Salty Donut, Melanie Robertson-Ober, Somm at Cordon-Bleu Catering, Lauren Sandelman, Edge Bar Manager. Tickets $160 pp and available on Swank website http://www.swankspecialtyproduce.com/  Swank Specialty Produce 14311 North Road Loxahatchee, FL 561 202 5648

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