New York City restaurant Balaboosta is coming to Miami, for one night only. This exciting evening will be filled with culinary surprises throughout the rich and delicious Israeli-inspired menu.
Balaboosta’s esteemed James Beard-nominated chef Chef Einat Admony will be leading the evening in the kitchen, with help from Chef Assaf Hadad. Together the two will cook up a delicious five-course Israeli-centric menu.
Once guests arrive at the culinary pop-up, they will be greeted by Miami local, Gio Gutierrez, commonly known as Chat Chow TV, who has curated a delicious welcome drink with Havana Club Rum. Gutierrez has also curated a delicious wine pairing for the evening, which is priced as an add-on.
This is an exciting collaboration for both chefs as Hadad has always looked up to Chef Admony’s cooking technique and dishes. The two had become friends through the culinary industry, but Hadad is honored to have Chef Admony spend one evening cooking locally in his kitchen.
The evening's menu explores five courses and a variety of star flavors. To start, the table will share Sumac and Labneh Focaccia, Fried Olives, Hummus, Whipped Feta and Spicy Roasted Peppers. Appetizers consist of a choice between, Hamachi Ceviche with pineapple, gooseberries, arak, cilantro, jalapeño and kataif or a Squash Steak with almond tahini, pistachio dukkah. Moving to the entree, diners will have a choice between Stuffed Cabbage with freekeh, raisins, pistachios, seeds, silan and mint yogurt or Wood Fired Branzino alongside fresh herb and seed salad and lemon mango vinaigrette. Saving room for a sweet delight, dessert offerings explore Fried Baklava Ice Cream or Malawach Churros, which are both served alongside Arak and Grapefruit.
With flavors at the forefront of every dish, there is no doubt this evening will explore diners' taste buds from every angle, during every course.
Chef Admony is highly regarded in the culinary world, as a double-time champion and competitor on Food Network’s Chopped and Throwdown with Bobby Flay, as well as the publishing of two very successful cookbooks Balaboosta (2013) and Shuk (2019). Diners attending this delicious Balaboosta pop-up will have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Shuk.
The event is taking place on February 3, at Chef Hadad’s Miami restaurant, Foozo Artisan Kitchen. Priced at $150 per person, diners will leave the meal with a new appreciation and exploration for the Mediterranean and Israeli cuisine. With a variety of seatings available throughout the evening, reservations can be made directly at exploretock.com/foozo-artisan-pizza.