Midtown Miami’s highly acclaimed eco-conscious eatery, Sustain Restaurant + Bar, located at 3252 NE 1st Avenue, has recently joined forces with Gilt City Miami, an online destination offering members in cities across the country exclusive experiences at insider pricing, to kick-off the restaurant’s exciting summer “Meatless Mondays” promotion. The posh dinner event, set for Monday, June 13, 2011 at 7 p.m., will feature a multi-course vegetarian/vegan/pescetarian dinner benefiting Slow Foods Miami, a non-profit organization which helps raise funds to create edible gardens in under-resourced Miami Dade County Public Schools.
The delicious meatless menu will be prepared by talented executive chef Alejandro Piñero - an expert at preparing sustainable cuisine – and accompanied with refreshing cocktails made with seasonal fruits and organic wines selected by beverage director/sommelier Daniel Toral. The menu is priced at $65 per person and is inclusive of tax and gratuity. Now on sale, tickets to the kick-off fundraiser are available to Gilt City members only at www.giltcity.com/miami. Sustain’s “Meatless Mondays” menu follows.
Seasonal Cocktail + Bites
Chilled Florida Corn Bisque -vegan
Florida Tomato Tarte Tatin – vegetarian
Homestead Lychee Punch
Vegetarian Charcuterie Plate
Florida Tomato “Rillettes” / Pickled Seasonal Vegetables / Seasonal Vegetable Terrine
Gini Soave Classico
Entree (choice of)
Homestead BBQ Eggplant / Anson Mills Crispy Forbidden Black Rice Cake / Florida Corn Emulsion / Caramelized Soy Yoghurt
Remoissenet Pinot Noir
Creamy Anson Mills Grits / 63 Degree Organic Egg / Mushroom Ragu / Shaved Pecorino
Remoissenet Pinot Noir
Potato Crusted Black Bass / Swank Farm Leeks en Escabeche / Romesco Sauce
Dessert (choice of)
Chilled Homestead Summer Fruit & Mango Consommé
Homestead Lychee Panna Cotta / Mango Consommé
Moscatto di Asti
Foodies will be happy to know that Sustain will offer a “Meatless Mondays” pre-fixe menu, priced at $35 per person, every Monday, beginning June 20, 2011 through July 25, 2011. The menu will feature a choice of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. A wine-paired menu will also be available for an additional fee.
Sustain Restaurant + Bar, located at 3252 NE 1st Avenue in Midtown Miami is open for lunch Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., dinner is served nightly beginning at 5 p.m. The restaurant offers weekend brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Telephone: (305) 424-9079. All major credit cards accepted; valet and metered parking available. www.sustainmiami.com
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Slow Food Miami embraces local growers and artisan food makers who use sustainable methods, pay fair wages and respect our environment. All proceeds from Slow Food Miami events are used to implement local school and community gardens. Slow Food Miami is an all-volunteer organization. Our local members are passionate about good food, supporting local growers and celebrating Miami's diversity. We consider ourselves a partner on how our food reaches the table because we know our farmer. Slow Food Miami is the local chapter of Slow Food USA and the International Slow Food Association. www.slowfoodmiami.com