Beer Dinner at Verde; Miami Spice Pop-Up at Pubbelly
August 20, 2014 | by LANE NIESET | Food & Drink News
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.
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
Pubbelly Boy Jose Mendin is joining forces with The Broken Shaker's James Seyba for a Miami Spice pop-up dinner dubbed the Pub-Shaker. On Wednesday, August 27, these two chefs will create dishes off their sharing menu—which pairs well with a flight by Bar Lab's Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta. Purchase tickets here; 1418 20th St., Miami Beach, 305-532-7555
This Sunday, August 24 at 9 a.m., take off on a 10-mile bike ride with EDGE Steak & Bar Executive Chef Aaron Brooks. Trainer and wellness coach Rachel Scherdin will lead the pack from the Four Seasons Hotel Miami through Brickell, and part of the proceeds will be donated to nonprofit Live to Fight. After you cross the finish line, indulge in EDGE's Sunday brunch. 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-381-3190
Swing by Villa Azur's wine cellar, La Cave d'Azur, on Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. for a weekly wine tasting with the bar’s savvy sommeliers. Sample five wines paired with gourmet goodies like homemade foie gras, prosciutto, bruschetta, and smoked salmon. 309 23rd St., Miami Beach, 305-763-8465
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