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
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 consommé of lobster andblanquette de veau, or stop at La Mar for Wagyu beef tiradito or octopus anticuchuro. 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, 305-913-8358
Love all-things pork? Crave a hearty Italian meal? If you answered yes to both of these questions, you'll want to reserve a seat at the latest 50 Eggs Guest Chef Series, when Chef Michael Pirolo of Macchialina Taverna Rustica joins forces with 50 Eggs Executive Chef Partner Clayton Miller to serve a five-course dinner with wines by Premier Beverage and cocktails by Ancho Reyes. It all goes down Thursday, October 23 at 7 p.m. at pork haven Swine Southern Table & Bar. 2415 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, 786-360-6433; Purchase tickets here
On Saturday, November 8, be there for the first PopUp Dinner Miami presented by Acura, hosted by Hand Made Events, and benefitting Pérez Art Museum Miami. The white-themed evening requires attendees to dress for the occasion (in white) and bring their own chic picnic basket filled with table décor, food, and drinks. While you set up your own lavish meal, DJ Zen Freeman will provide the entertainment. There's just one catch: ticket-holders won't know the location of the pop-up picnic until two hours prior to the event. Add your name to the guest list here
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF DOUG CASTANEDO
October 08, 2014 | by Lane Nieset
Veuve Clicquot is delivering bubbly by truck this week—plus more food and drink happenings around Miami.
We love food trucks here in Miami, but what about Champagne trucks? We'll take them, too. This week the Veuve Clicquot mail truck rolls into town as part of its cross-country tour. The signature yellow vehicle begins its Miami visit this Thursday, October 9 at Villa Azur with a branded photo booth, live music, and Yellow Label drink specials from 7-10 p.m. It will then make its way to The Conrad for happy hour on Friday from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Seasalt & Pepper on Saturday for Champagne pairings and small plates from 4-7 p.m., and The Dutch on Sunday with fried chicken and bubbly from 5-8 p.m.
To celebrate Oktoberfest, Wynwood Brewing Company is hosting its very own beer garden on the alfresco terrace at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove. Stop by Saturday, October 18 or Sunday, October 19 from 3-9 p.m. for made-in-Miami craft brews—including Oktoberfest special Wyntoberfest—and German-themed tapas like chicken schnitzel sliders and beer-braised grilled bratwurst from Chef Ramesh Kaduru. 3300 S.W. 27th Ave., Coconut Grove, 305-644-4680 >>Read More
October 02, 2014 | by Christine Borges
You might celebrate Taco Tuesday on the regular, but this Saturday, October 4 is another excuse to eat your favorite hard- or soft-shell dish: National Taco Day. These five standouts keep Mexican traditions alive while adding unexpected flavors.
Cochinitas Al Achiote at Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen
The Cochinitas Al Achiote turn up the heat.
Miami Beach's Jalapeño Mexican Kitchen serves up a spicy taco variation fit for the barbecue—the Cochinitas Al Achiote with Mexican chorizo, pulled pork, and smoked bacon. Pro tip: Greet your host with "Happy Taco Day" from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday and you'll get to try beef, chicken, or pork tacos on the house. 530 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, 305-532-4747 >>Read More