Weekly Nibble: Wine & Cheese, Cooking Classes, National Rum Day, New Summer Menus and more
The Weekly Nibble by MIAbites features curated food happenings to keep you in the know. Here are some fun Summer food events and new menus to keep you busy over the next weeks.
Join Salumeria 104 in Coral Gables for a wine & cheese pairing on Thursday, August 8. The Italian trattoria and neighborhood salumi shop will feature master cheese tester, GianCarlo Russo with Chef Angelo Masarin to take guests on a wonderful culinary journey. This amazing class is only available for the first 30 people who sign up, and will only set guests back $40 per person. Salumeria 104 117 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL
On Friday August 16th at 11 am, the Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour is offering an opportunity for food lovers to go behind the scenes to the kitchen and learn a great recipe from executive chef, Chef Anthony. The dish is grilled octopus nicoise, so it’s a great light summer dish, inspired by the waters surrounding the hotel. The cooking class will be followed by a cocktail class in the bar, making ‘the Pample’loma’ (tequila, grapefruit juice, pamlemousse liquor, agave syrup) which will complement the nicoise. $150/guest (includes the lunch, cocktails, meet and greet and wine.) Ritz Carlton Bal Harbour 9011 Collins Ave. Bal Harbour, FL
On Friday, August 16th, local and global brands and rum experts and enthusiasts will take over the poolside garden at The Confidante Miami Beach for the third annual National Rum Day Fest. Festivities kick off at 5:00 p.m. for VIP guests and 6:00 p.m. for general admission. Participating rums include: Ron Zacapa, Bacardi, Diplomatico, Santa Theresa, Havana Club, La Hechicera, Malibu and more will celebrate their favorite spirit category, RUM! Tickets for Miami Beach’s premier rum festival include complimentary tastings and a night filled with live music, cigar rolling, fun & games and rum! Tickets are available for purchase for just $45 per person. Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-rum-day-fest-2019-tickets-63857617854
New & Ongoing:
Fleming’s has launched a Steaks of Summer promotion which consists of a three-course menu featuring their 8 oz. filet mignon topped with one of three exclusive flavor sensations: colossal king crab scampi, which includes sautéed roasted Campari tomatoes with white wine herb butter, seared pork belly with a fig demi-glace or deconstructed Wellington featured over sautéed spinach, mushroom duxelle filled puff pastry, topped with a cabernet demi-glace. The special menu is also includes a starter, which is the Fleming Salad along with a choice of dessert, from the Campfire pot de crème with a graham cracker crust and brûléed marshmallow topping or delight in their chocolate berry trifle which has fresh berries and a strawberry champagne sauce. At $55 per person this is a summer deal you don’t want to miss. Flemings 600 Brickell Ave Suite 150, Miami, FL
Geoffrey Zakarian's Point Royal at the Diplomat Beach Resort will participate in Ft. Lauderdale Restaurant Month all August with a killer three-course menu for just $45.. The menu features various dishes including the Point Royal Caesar salad, choice of grilled branzino or grilled chicken Paillard, and a key lime tart for dessert. This special menu will be available during the month of August Friday through Tuesdays. Point Royal 3555 S Ocean Dr. Hollywood, FL
Diez y Seis, the Mexican eatery led by renowned Chef Jose Icardi and located within the iconic Shore Club South Beach, has debuted new menus - lunch, dinner, brunch and cocktail - all of which pay homage to Mexico’s culinary contribution with an added twist on the classics. Guests can now indulge in a variety of all new dishes by Chef Icardi and cocktails handcrafted by Gui Jaroschy, sbe’s Director of Beverage Program and Development, Monday through Sunday for lunch and dinner, and all-you-can-eat brunch served on Sundays at a new affordable price of $35/adult and $20/child. Diez y Seis 1901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL
Wynwood hotspot Beaker & Gray has launched vegan- and vegetarian-friendly dinner menus featuring some of the restaurant’s signature dishes. Guests may choose to opt in for the Vegetarian menu which includes selections such as the popular Yellow Curry with rice noodles, bell peppers and coconut cream Fried Rice with sauerkraut cream, caraway and swiss crumb Pumpkin Gnocchi with huancaina, chimichurri and wild mushroom, Stracciatella with salsa verde, cucumber and olive oil roti Cauliflower with huancaina, queso fresco and yuzu, and Wild Mushroom with Nashi pear, butternut squash and sake ,Vegan options include another take on the Pumpkin Gnocchi with sesame cream, olive and potato crunch ,Rice Noodles with coconut cream, ginger and green onion, Avocado with pickled shallot and maple mustard, Cauliflower with wild mushrooms, grilled onion and chimichurri and Palmito Salad with coconut, watermelon and potato crunch. Beaker & Gray 2637 North Miami Avenue. Miami, FL.
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