May 24, 2017
Lee Brian Schrager's launch party for Fried & True, his new fried chicken recipe book, leads this week's food and drink news.
In our May/June issue, Lee Brian Schrager talks about his new fried chicken book, Fried & True, at Yardbird. (photo: Gary James)
On Tuesday, May 27, Lee Brian Schrager will celebrate the launch of his book, Fried & True: More Than 50 Recipes for America's Best Fried Chicken and Sides, with a Southern-themed event at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). From 6 to 9 p.m. on PAMM's waterfront terrace, guests will enjoy five dishes from the cookbook, pours of sangria, and Southern tunes by Martin Hand. Tickets are $175 for museum members and $200 for non-members and include a signed copy of the book. [Tickets] 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-375-1704
Yardbird will be the host of the next 50 Eggs Guest Chef Series on Friday, May 16, collaborating with chef Michael Laukert of Hundred Acre Wines for a midnight dinner. Laukert and 50 Eggs culinary director Clayton Miller will serve four courses and three wine pairings, including Layer Cake Chardonnay, Layer Cake Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cherry Tart Pinot Noir. Diners will also have the chance to preview The Duke, a bourbon based on a 40-year-old recipe by John Wayne. [Tickets] 1600 Lennox Ave., Miami Beach, 305-538-5220
Trump National Doral has opened the doors of its new American steakhouse, BLT Prime. Chef de cuisine Dustin Ward and head chef Paul Niedermann (the winner of Hell's Kitchen season 9) have stacked the menu with steakhouse staples like a 28-day dry-aged New York strip, a Kansas City bone-in strip, and a porterhouse for two, as well as tuna tartare, lobster Cobb salad, and peanut butter chocolate mousse for dessert. Both chefs have ties to Florida and plan to cook with local produce and seafood as much as possible. 4400 N.W. 87th Ave., Miami, 305-591-6066
As Miami foodies gear up for next month's Taste of the Nation South Florida, Tongue & Cheek will host a kick-off party with a chef's roundtable on Monday, May 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. Chefs including Timon Balloo, Todd Erickson, Tongue & Cheek's own Jamie DeRosa, and more will whip up comfort dishes from their childhood, and Tito's Vodka will be providing cocktails. Tickets are $100 or $25 when purchased with a Taste of the Nation VIP ticket ($250). All proceeds go to Taste of the Nation. [Tickets] 431 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
May 4, 2017