June 15, 2017
Want your Spanish meal served with a side of Salma Hayek or Johnny Depp? Find out where it's possible—and more in this week's Miami dining news.
Dine for a cause at The District
Part of Miami’s Copper Fest, the Taste for the Arts fundraiser will be held at The District on Wednesday, September 10. The 50-seat dinner brings together The District’s Chef Horacio Rivadero, ceramicist Carlos Alberto Rodriguez—who’s providing one-of-a-kind plates for the occasion—and singer Joanna Gardner to benefit the Copperbridge Foundation. Dinner is a choice of cast-iron salmon, Joyce Farms poulet rouge, vegetarian tacu tacu, or Afro-Cuban pork, accompanied by family-style starters, sides, and dessert. Purchase tickets here; 190 N.E. 46th St., Miami, 305-573-4199
Oak Tavern’s Chef David Bracha just announced his September Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) menu lineup with Burgundy, France; Sardinia, Italy; California’s Napa Valley; and Germany in the spotlight. Every Tuesday from 6-10:30 p.m., patrons can try two glasses of wine and two small plates from these culinary regions. This evening’s Burgundy-inspired dishes include shrimp rillettes and boeuf bourguignon. Can’t make it this week? Next Tuesday get a taste of Sardinia with slow-braised baby octopus and culunciones (potato-mint) ravioli. 35 N.E. 40th St., Miami, 786-391-1818
On Wednesdays through September 24, Giorgio Rapicavoli's new MiMo tapas restaurant, Taperia Raca, is showing Spanish-themed films in its courtyard and serving gourmet movie theater snacks—we’re talking sweet and savory popcorns and Spanish nachos—by Chef de Cuisine Michelle Saavedra. This week see Desperado starring Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek; next week catch Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz in Blow. 7010 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, 305-751-8756
It’s National Bourbon Heritage Month—what better excuse for Meat Market to host a four-course bourbon dinner? On Tuesday, September 16, guests will arrive at 7:30 p.m. for drinks and hors d'oeuvres at the bar. At 8 p.m., they’ll sit down for Executive Chef Sean Brasel’s special menu that pairs perfectly with bourbon cocktails from Brown-Forman. Courses include wood-grilled squab breast with the Rested & Refreshing—made with Jack Daniels Rested Tennessee Rye, passion fruit, apricot puree, citrus, habanero, and mint. Call for reservations; 915 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 305-532-0088
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