There is something going on in the culinary scene in Miami, and we recommend these events in Miami this weekend June 6, 2014.
The Rusty Pelican
3201 Rickenbacker Causeway Miami, FL 33149
Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m
$60 per person
Enjoy bites from the best Peruvian restaurants Miami has to offer, as dining hotspots such as Divino Ceviche, El Gran Inka, Dr Limon, Cholo’s Restaurant, and Nanos Anticuchos offer bites to celebrate the cuisine they recreate for patrons. For a single price, you will have the opportunity to sample authentic Peruvian cuisine, drink typical Peruvian sodas and alcoholic beverages, and indulge in lively Peruvian desserts such as desserts based on fruits such as lucuma and chirimoya. This event will be to benefit La Asociacion Emergencia Ayacucho (The Ayacucho Emergency Association), a 28-year-old organization dedicated to the improvement of children’s livelihood in Peru.
The Hillsboro Club
901 Hillsboro Mile Hillsboro Beach, Fl 33062
Tuesday June 3, 2014 from 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$60 each or 4 for $200
What started off as an annual fundraiser has become one of the most coveted food events in North Broward. The fundraiser benefits the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and brings out several hundred locals to try some of the area’s best restaurants. Come and enjoy food prepared on-site by 25-30 of our finest South Florida chefs and equally fine wines provided by several of South Florida’s best wine distributors. For the first time, this year the event will host beer distributors as well. The evening will also feature a Chinese, Silent and Live Auctions in which to contribute to the benefits, as funds help to promote the civic, commercial, educational, and economic progress of the community throughout the year.
Touché Rooftop Lounge & Restaurant
15 NE 11th St. Miami, FL 33132
Tuesday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.
$85 per person (Wine Pairings Additional)
On June 11, 2014, Carla Pellegrino will be hosting her sixth dinner at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City. To celebrate, Carla will be offering a preview dinner in her newly opened restaurant, Touche Rooftop Lounge & Restaurant, where spectacular views of the Miami skyline can be seen and admired. The six-course menu is available for $85.00. For an additional $25.00 each dish can be paired with wines carefully selected by Carla & her team. Plates from the dinner include, but are not limited to, Cevice Di Branzino: made with jalapeno, coconut milk, cilantro, lime, red king chili, extra virgin olive oil and citrus, Strigoloni Alle Triglie & Fiori Di Zucca: a fresh, long strigoli pasta in a light Red Mullet, baby zucchini and zucchini blossom sauce, Fegato Grasso Alle Mele: pan-seared foie gras over apple compote, apple demi-glaze and apple sorbet, and Capesante Al Campari: pan-seared sea scallops in a blood orange and Campari reduction with blood orange caviar.
Palm Hotel & Spa
3025 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Sadly, South Florida’s farms have produced the last of this season’s pickings, so Chef Julie is hosting her last garden tour of the season with a selection of harvest-inspired bites accompanied with cocktails, beer, and wine as an ode to this year’s agricultural gifts. The food being featured is coming from the best farms in the area, including Paradise Farms, Swank Farms, Teena's Pride, and Essensia’s own garden along with local artisanal sauages from Proper Sausages. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit Slow Food Miami's Edible School & Community Garden Program.
The Westin Colonnade Hotel
180 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
Thursday, June 5th from 6:30-8:30pm
General admission: $30 in advance/$40 day of event
VIP admission: $55 in advance/$65 day of event
Used as a celebration to kick off Coral Gables Restaurant week, this annual event allows you to make your way through the beautiful Westin Colonnade to sample tastings from 20 restaurants, both veterans and newcomers. It’s all fun and games, but keep in mind that this is also a competition where the restaurants try to impress by making their best dish to win your vote for “Best Taste of the Gables.” Yes, instead of judges, you choose who wins, so you are guaranteed a great time. Bring an empty stomach and designated driver, as this vent, presented by Bacardi USA Inc, will feature abundant food and of course, lots of drinks. If you really want to indulge, we recommend the VIP ticket, as it will give you access to all general admission areas, plus an open bar, extra food stations, and a goodie bag to take home as a keepsake.