Radio Bar Gets Serious About Bourbon; Bâoli Launches Omakase

March 12, 2014 | by Lane Nieset | Food & Drink News

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Radio Bar in Miami
Bourbon cocktails flow on Thursday nights at Radio Bar.

Thursdays at Radio Bar Are All About Bourbon 

Radio Bar is debuting a new Bourbon & Beats night every Thursday, with rare and craft bottles of the brown spirit served straight up or in inventive cocktails ($8) like the Primal Fear, made with Knob Creek bourbon, Carpano Bianco dry vermouth, cinnamon, lemon, peach bitters, and egg whites. There's also an Old Fashioned made with Basil Hayden's and tastings such as Rip Van Winkle's 15 year Family Reserve ($65). 814 First St., Miami Beach, 305-397-8382

Put Your Palate in the Hands of the Chef at Bâoli 

There's a new omakase in town. Bâoli chef Gustavo Vertone guides guests through selections tailored to their tastes, with menu options including tuna tartare, black truffle risotto, and hamachi sashimi tacos ($120 per person). Step things up a notch with a premium version of the omakase menu ($170 per person) that includes dishes like Kobe beef, oysters, and white truffle parmesan cheese risotto. 1906 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-674-8822

Five New Cocktails Cross the Bar at Cavalli Miami  

The buzzy Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge has five new cocktails inspired by the couturier himself. Concocted by head mixologist and Italian native Lorenzo Cassano are drinks like the Tre Eccellenze, made Cavalli's own vodka, ginger, lime, sage, and chili pepper, and the Cavalli vs. Cavalli, a sweet and sour mix of the designer's Le Redini red wine and orange-infused vodka, Chambord, and egg whites. 150 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, 305-695-4191

Cecconi's Launches Aperitivo Happy Hour with Savory Snacks 

Starting Tuesday, March 18, Cecconi's at Soho Beach House will offer an aperitivo-style happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Sip prosecco, wine, and craft cocktails while sampling small bites like ham and cheese croquettes, pizzetta eggplant, and pesto and fresh ricotta. 4385 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 786-507-7902 

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