Archive for the ‘Palate’ Category

Vintro Hotel & Kitchen Sunday Brunch

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On November - 22 - 2014

imageA Rustic Mediterranean Feast

Head to Vintro Hotel & Kitchen for a Rustic Mediterranean feast created by Executive Chef Keith Suarino. Curate your perfect plate from Vintro Kitchen’s expansive brunch buffet of sophisticated, ingredient-based cuisine, with options including a raw seafood bar, grilled Mediterranean meats and seafood paella, or delight your palette with specialty “From the Kitchen” brunch plates such as stuffed French toast with Nutella and bananas. Top it all off as you savor bottomless mimosas and white-wine sangria and take in breathtaking views of the Collins Canal from Vintro Kitchen’s outdoor terrace. Brunch is served every Sunday from 12pm-4pm and costs $75 per person. For reservations, call 305.704.3680. For menus and more information, visit Vintro Hotel & Kitchen online atwww.vintrohotels.com.

660 at The Angler’s October Prix Fixe Menu

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On October - 16 - 2014

660Nestled among lush greenery and just steps away from bustling Collins Avenue, 660 at The Angler’s offers a garden oasis in which to enjoy dinner and cocktails. The restaurant’s serene landscape is an ideal escape for couples seeking an intimate dining experience or a quaint retreat for friends gathering for a bite. The cuisine is led by Chef Matthew Medrano, and offers a 3 course Prix Fixe menu for $39. Every course is outstanding- particularly the crispy snapper. For a small extra charge- order the sliders, which come with truffle fries: the chips with home-made dip and the crab fritters.

660 at The Angler’s also features happy hour on weekdays and its popular Eat. Drink. Lounge. every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a different, international theme every week. Enjoy cocktail and food specials along with live musical entertainment on par with the evening’s theme. The usual happy hour will still be in effect during these hours which include $6 tapas, cocktails and $4 beers. For more information visit www.theanglersresort.com or call 305.534.9600.

Chef Katsuya Uechi wants to Make You Dinner

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On October - 13 - 2014

KATOn Tuesday, 10/14, from 7:00-10:30pm, Chef Katsuya Uechi will host a Pop-Up Dinner at Katsuya at SLS South Beach. Diners will feast on a five-course family-style dinner prepared by Chef Katsuya and his talented culinary team. Price for the dinner is $75pp excluding tax + gratuity and reservations can be made via OpenTable. Katsuya by Starck is located at 1701 Collins Ave at the SLS South Beach Hotel. Telephone: 305. 455.2995.

The District

Posted by Mary Jo Almeida-Shore On September - 22 - 2014

imageBy: Mary Jo Almeida-Shore

Tucked away in the quaint, historic, Buena Vista neighborhood, is The District, a stylish new authentic Pan American restaurant, helmed by Managing Partner Alexander Ringleb, behind well-known restaurants such as Casa Tua in Miami, and our favorites in New York: Balthazar and Pastis and Partner/Executive Chef, Argentine born, Horacio Rivadero, who previously worked under the direction of 4 Diamond award-winning chef, Douglas Rodriguez. After sampling Rivadero’s flavorful creations, it comes as no surprise that the Argentine chef was voted Food and Wine magazine’s 2012 “Best New Chef for the Gulf Region.” Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Miss: We love Miami Spice 2014!

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On July - 23 - 2014

MiamiSpice14_950x250By: Maryanne Salvat

Miami Spice  showcases the very best of Miami cuisine. From August 1 through September 30, restaurants offer three-course meals featuring signature dishes created by world-renowned chefs at reduced prices: Lunch $23 and Dinner $39. Below are a few signature restaurants that we have had the pleasure of previewing.

Azul, the Five-Star restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Miami announces the appointment of William Crandall as chef de cuisine. Chef Crandall brings his sophisticated, eclectic cuisine of French flavors with Asian influences to the new menu at the 120-seat waterfront restaurant. The delightful Miami Spice Menu includes: Scallop “Poke” trout roe, fingerling potato, sorrel, Kurobuta Pork Belly tenderloin, pumpernickel, braised cabbage, rainbow carrot; Caramelized Banana Cake – Dominican milk chocolate cream, chai tea ice cream. Diners at Azul will also enjoy a refreshed design, which was unveiled in 2014 and includes a new private chef’s table overlooking the restaurant’s open white marble kitchen, accommodating parties up to 12. Reservations are suggested at 305.913.8358 or momia-restaurants@mohg.com. Valet parking; all major credit cards accepted. Read the rest of this entry »

Fried & True

Posted by Maryanne Salvat On June - 7 - 2014

Lee Brian Schrager - Photo Manny Hernandez - MannyofMiami.comBy:  Mary Jo Almeida-Shore 

Miami’s Who’s Who with an affinity for fried chicken and all of its accompanying comfort foods gathered on the beautiful bayside terrace of the Pérez Art Museum Miami on Tuesday, May 27 for the celebration of South Beach Wine and Food Festival founder, Lee Brian Schrager’s second cookbook, Fried & True: More Than 50 Recipes for Americas Best Fried Chicken and Sides.  The scene was set for a gorgeous evening of family style indulgence with oversized wooden tables and benches, covered with all the fixins, including gourmet corn on the cob, collard greens, carrots, coleslaw, biscuits and decadent mac and cheese; catered by Stephen Starr Events, which incorporated the recipes from Schrager’s book.  Food stations offering every variety of fried chicken imaginable were set up throughout the terrace, including offerings from Michelle Bernstein, Paula Dean, and our favorites:  Asha Gomez’s Keralan fried chicken and cardamom waffles and Yotam Ottolenghi’s seeded chicken schnitzel with parsley-caper mayonnaise.  All of the recipes from the evening appear in the book, copies of which were signed by Schrager – personalized for each guest.   Read the rest of this entry »

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