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In honor of National Mushroom Month (September), TUR Kitchen in Coral Gables is hosting an inspired culinary experience perfect for the most diehard funghi fan. The restaurant’s talented Chef Christian Chirino is collaborating with Gratitude Garden Farm to curate a not-to-be-missed five-course mushroom dinner on Wednesday, September 21. Priced at $150 per person, the one-night-only opportunity presents foodies and the gastronomically adventurous to embark on an indulgent yet elegant culinary journey through the Mediterranean with plates featuring organic and sustainable ingredients from the farm, complemented by unique biodynamic wine pairings. The partnership between TUR Kitchen and Gratitude Garden Farm came naturally through a common passion, celebrating locality by utilizing locally sourced ingredients.
The evening will begin with a handcrafted welcome cocktail and the first course of Mushroom & Hazelnut Broth made with chives and micro herbs, paired with Valdespino, Oloroso, Solera 1842 from Spain. Guests will then enjoy Cremini Carpaccio prepared with Turkish pistachio, oyster mushrooms garum and clementine, served with Jerome Bressy, Gourt de Mautens, Vaucluse from France, followed by Smoked Shiitake with Lion’s Mane, farro, heirloom tomato, cured egg and goat glaze, paired with Gaja, Sito Moresco, Langhe Rosso from Italy. The main course will feature Boyd Farm Coulotte Steak served with roasted maitake, olive tree charcoal demi glace, complemented by Domaine Nerantzi, Serres from Greece. To finish the evening on a sweet note, guests will delight in a Chocolate & Mushroom Brownie with truffle tuille, Dukkah gelato and spiced cocoa elixir, offered with a delightful Cossart-Gordon, 15-Year Madeira from Portugal.
TUR Kitchen is located at 259 Giralda Avenue in Coral Gables. Advanced reservations are required to attend the dinner, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Reservations can be made through Open Table or RSVP directly to LDelogu@turkitchen.com. For more information, visit www.TURKitchen.com Telephone: (786) 483 8014. Street parking is available.
TUR Kitchen in Coral Gables is a chic, sleek contemporary Mediterranean restaurant as dedicated to honoring the flavors, techniques and rich cultural histories of that region as it is to smart, sustainability-minded sourcing. Here, Chef Christian Chirino has crafted a menu as technically precise and thoughtfully-conceived as it is adventurous and delicious. Chef starts with vibrant, fresh flora and fauna almost exclusively from the state of Florida, with partners including Swank Farm, Gratitude Garden Farm and Bluehouse Salmon, among others. Chef then takes these products, combined with flavors and textures from across the Mediterranean, employs classic and modern technique to render a menu that is both fresh, surprising yet familiar. Since opening in 2020, it has garnered popular and critical acclaim. In 2021 the Miami New Times named it the “Best Mediterranean” restaurant in its annual “Best of” issue and Eater Miami included it in a recent roundup of the most “superb Coral Gables restaurants.” The 4,000-square-foot restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining experiences and is open daily. In addition to a varied a la carte menu TUR offers a number of curated chef tasting options including “THE VOYAGE,”’ an extravagant 13-course tasting menu and the eight-course “GEZI” tasting menu. TUR Kitchen is located at 259 Giralda Avenue in Coral Gables and serves lunch + dinner daily. Happy Hour is also available Monday - Saturday from 5PM - 6:30PM.