Silence of the Lambchops Dinner; Jungle Party with Roberto Cavalli

October 28, 2014 | by Lane Nieset

Halloween in Miami comes in all sizes; from a spooky dinner to a wild party, we've rounded up some of the best Halloween happenings in this week's food and drink news. 

Fangs will be out at Cavalli's jungle-themed Halloween party (and we don't mean vampire teeth). 

Silence of the Lambchops Dinner at The Federal

Hannibal Lecter fans can make their way through a Silence of the Lambs-themed meal as Chef Cesar Zapata of The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions joins forces with Chef Todd Erickson of HaVen South Beach and Huahua's Taqueria to host a horrifyingly delicious dinner and wine pairing on Wednesday, October 29. Don your best Hannibal-esque attire and enjoy five courses inspired by the film—like A Young Cannibal in the Making consisting of country-fried veal brains, braised figs, corn, and ancho chile—as the movie soundtrack and silent scenes play in the background. 5132 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-758-9559; Tickets here

Halloween Cocktails at The Setai

This week's version of After Sunset @ The Setai (8-11 p.m. in the bar and courtyard) is all about Halloween. Bartender Philip Khandehrish partners with Meat Market's mixologist Ezra Pattek to kick off the holiday weekend early on Thursday, October 30 with hors d'oeuvres, drink specials, and Ancho Reyes cocktails—and the party wouldn't be complete without tons of dry ice and a pumpkin punch bowl. 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-520-6400 >>Read More


How to Stock Your Home Bar

October 24, 2014 | by Amna Anwar

Is your home bar ready for the holidays? Stock up on these essential tools and spirits so you're prepared for the family dinners and friendly gatherings to come. 

Chic Bar Cart

Vintage inspired bar cart.

Mayfair Bar Cart in Vintage Cigar, Restoration Hardware ($225). Aventura Mall, 19575 Biscayne Blvd., 305-935-1253 >>Read More


Pork and Porchetta at Swine; Secret Pop-Up Picnic Benefit for PAMM

October 13, 2014 | by Lane Nieset

These Miami foodie events are fleeting, so get in on them quick before they're gone.

Chef Diego Oka

James Beard House Menu at Mandarin Oriental

Chef William Crandall of Azul and Executive Chef Diego Oka of La Mar by Gastón Acurio displayed their culinary skills at the renowned James Beard House in New York on Saturday; this week Miamians get a taste of what the duo created over the weekend through exclusive menus at their Mandarin Oriental restaurants. From Monday, October 13-Monday, October 20, head to Azul for consomme╠ü of lobster andblanquette de veau, or stop at La Mar for Wagyu beef tiradito or octopus anticuchuro500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-913-8358 >>Read More