May 20, 2016

Coral Gables Restaurant Week for foodies

The most desirable restaurants in Coral Gables are gearing up to showcase an exclusive taste of their dishes during a three-week foodie series

The Business Improvement District of Coral Gables brings back its signature event that attracts excitement every year amongst locals, tourists and foodies alike, Coral Gables Restaurant Week. For three whole weeks, from June 6th to June 26th, everyone has the opportunity to taste over 40 of Coral Gables’ best fine-dining restaurants with prix-fixe menus at a discounted rate!

To kick off the three-week event, the BID hosts Taste of the Gables presented by Johnnie Walker Whiskey and Bailey’s Irish Cream distributed by Diageo at the luxurious Westin Colonnade Hotel on June 2nd, where guests 21+ can taste mouthwatering bites, savory and sweet, from the participating restaurants of Coral Gables Restaurant Week, including Bulla, Sushi Samba, Swine, Red Koi and The Local, to name only a few. Guests make their way around the Westin Colonnade’s gorgeous marble-tiled fountain rotunda as they visit each restaurant’s table overflowing with delicious plates waiting to be tasted. Enjoy the event’s open bar by presenting sponsors and award-winning brands Johnnie Walker Whiskey and Bailey’s Irish Cream to sip on classic cocktails for the perfect food and beverage pairing. After indulging in the best food Coral Gables has to offer, vote for your favorite dish of the night as the restaurants battle for the renowned and reputable title of “Best TASTE of the Gables”, won by Bulla Gastrobar last year and Uvaggio in 2014.  This year, the winner will also get to display the first traveling Spoon trophy for a year.  Tickets for this acclaimed event are on sale now for $100.  For a chance to win tickets to Taste of the Gables, participate in the BID’s first Social Scavenger Hunt for an exciting evening of fun with family and friends in the Gables.  Make sure to follow @shopcoralgables for further details!

“Taste of the Gables is the best opportunity for locals to see the fantastic dining options Coral Gables has to offer,” said Marina Foglia, Executive Director of the Business Improvement District of Coral Gables (BID). “And with the variety of restaurants we have, it’s like you get to dine around the world within walking distance.”

As Coral Gables Restaurant Week officially begins on June 6th, guests are encouraged to start making reservations to restaurants they discovered and loved at Taste of the Gables! The chefs at each restaurant work passionately and interminably each year to create a unique Coral Gables Restaurant Week Prix Fixe menu better than the year before, highlighting new techniques and food staples distinctive to that restaurant.  Guests can expect only the best dishes on these exclusive menus, including a Full Rack of Lamb with Potatoes and Chimichurri at Christy’s, Hot Fried Bacon & Date Croquettes from Trust & Co., succulent Roasted Pork Belly with Mole Blanco and house white rice at Talavera Cocina Mexicana, fresh fish Catch of the Day at Angelique Euro Café, and a Warm Bread Pudding with caramel sauce from Bricktop’s. Special events hosted by some of Coral Gables favorite restaurants will also be occurring throughout this three-week period.  Coral Gables’ centralized valet system on Miracle Mile is still in full effect and pricing has been reduced to $5.00 for every guest’s convenience.

“We have some of the most well-known and talented chefs in the nation right here in Coral Gables,“ said President of the BID’s Board of Directors, Mindy Mcllroy. “They’ve been preparing for weeks to create a delicious menu to showcase the best of their restaurant’s dishes.”

Join the Business Improvement District June 2nd for Taste of The Gables and experience Coral Gables Restaurant Week June 6th to June 26th to indulge in Coral Gables’ diverse and delectable culinary scene. Get ready  — it’s going to be a delicious three weeks.

Business Improvement District

The Business Improvement District of Coral Gables was incorporated in July 1997 and encompasses 19 blocks of Downtown Coral Gables including Miracle Mile. As an advocate for downtown issues, property owners, and businesses, the BID empowers district members through a single-unified voice, speaking collectively to governmental and civic organizations and the general public in order to bring prosperity to the District. Its mission is to promote commercial vitality for Miracle Mile and Downtown Coral Gables through marketing and advertising, and to act as a strategic catalyst for the overall improvement of the area.

Downtown Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with more than 150 property owners and over 350 merchants including restaurants. Infused with a chic European feel, tree-lined streets and Mediterranean architecture, the historic area boasts some of Miami’s finest boutiques, acclaimed restaurants and lively cultural venues. Downtown Coral Gables, with its Miracle Mile, is an elegant and sophisticated destination to live, shop, play and work. It is Miami’s charming gem that locals like to keep secret and visitors fall in love with when they find it.

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