Grilling Class at BLT Prime; Rum Dinner Party at SUGARCANE

August 26, 2014 | by Lane Nieset

Start off Labor Day weekend with a grilling class—or celebrate early at a rum-centric dinner party. These and more events in this week's Miami food news. 

BLT Prime tuna tartare

BLT Prime's tuna tartare 

Labor Day Grill Class at BLT Prime

Prep for your Labor Day barbecue with a grilling class and tasting at BLT Prime inside Trump National Doral on Saturday, August 30. The three-hour class begins at 2:30 p.m. with a handcraft cocktail toast with Chef Dustin Ward. The grillmaster will then show students how to make a three-course meal of items from the restaurant's menu—tuna tartare, grilled skirt steak, and panna cotta—which you'll have the chance to sample. Reservations are required; 4400 N.W. 87th Ave., Miami, 305-591-6606

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Which Chef and Blogger Are Behind the New Raw Bar in Town?

August 25, 2014 | by Bill Kearney

What happens when a celebrated chef and an astute food blogger enter into a bromance? The restaurant, of their dreams.

One of the many oyster varieties offered at Migonette's raw bar. 

The wheels of Mignonette, the new raw bar and seafood joint that opened last week in Edgewater, were first set in motion years ago when chef Daniel Serfer habitually read Ryan Roman’s food blog,, and pined for his then-new Blue Collar restaurant to earn a ranking. It took 10 months for that ranking to come, but it eventually did.

Roman became a regular at Blue Collar, and the two became fast friends, so much so that Roman was the best man at Serfer’s wedding. They ate out, critiqued dishes—including Serfer’s—and brainstormed on the Miami food scene. Both smitten with oysters, they envisioned the perfect raw bar in Miami, and once they finally found a space, they built it.

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Beer Dinner at Verde; Miami Spice Pop-Up at Pubbelly

August 20, 2014 | by LANE NIESET

The rest of August just got a whole lot more exciting—for our stomachs, that is—with these food-centric events around town.

The hamachi sashimi is part of the five-course tasting menu at Verde on August 28. 

Five-Course Beer Dinner at Verde

Verde Chef Nicolay Adinaguev and Cigar City Brewmaster Wayne Wambles are teaming up to host a five-course tasting and beer pairing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 28. Inside Verde's PAMM outpost, Florida brews like the Cucumber Saison and Invasion Pale Ale will be served with an amuse-bouche of hamachi sashimi and tempura corn fritters, respectively. You'll also take home a surprise from Cigar City. Purchase tickets here; 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-375-8282 >>Read More

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