Miami Spice 2017 At Villa Azur

Celebrating the season early, Villa Azur’s Miami Spice menu is available for a preview tasting next week, showcasing 18 delicious dishes to choose from, including Lobster Roll with fried buns, lobster tartare, yuzu and black aioli, Smoked Scallops Carpaccio in a Shell served with Applewood, green apple dressing, lime zest and crispy iberico lomo, Lamb Shank Confit made up of 18 hour lamb shank confit with sautéed mushroom, Polenta cake, crispy baby spinach and garlic chips, Surf and Turf for Two with prime beef tenderloin (10 oz) and 4 tiger prawns with béarnaise sauce, sweet potato fries and roasted jumbo green asparagus and Roasted Seabass with fingerling potatoes and green asparagus seared foie gras topped with Rossini sauce.

End the night with something sweet with desserts such as Caramelia Chocolate and Pineapple Panna Cotta, Vanilla Red Berry Cake, and Strawberry and Basil Salad with watermelon dressing. The Mediterranean hotspot will also feature $10 Spice cocktails with delicious options like Fever and Lemon made with Ford’s gin, Elderflower liquor, fever tree tonic, cucumber and lemon, Daiquiri 5937 combining mastiha, Don Q Rum, lemon juice, sugar cane syrup and a lemon wheel, and Summer Mule with choice between Ciroc Apple and Mount Gay dark rum, Ciroc Apple Lime juice, ginger liqueur and a hint of ginger beer, to name a very few.

Villa Azur

309 23rd St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 763-8688

villaazurmiami.com

Information provided by Heidi Malaret, TARA, Ink.

Kiki On The River Celebrates National Rose Day On Saturday June 10th With A Bottle Of Whispering Angel Rose And A Dozen East And West Coast Oysters For $49.95 From Noon Til 4pm

The Miami River’s hottest new eatery, Kiki on The River, will be celebrating National Rose Day with the ultimate ode to summer. From noon till 4pm, Kiki will offer a special selection of a dozen East and West Coast oysters and a bottle of Whispering Angel for $49.95. Gather some friends for the ultimate riverfront celebration, enjoy a glass of Frose ($14), and partake of menu offerings like Mezedes (shared plates) and salads that entice with plates of Saganaki made with lightly fried Kefalorgraviera, and the classic Greek salad made with tomatoes and topped with a plank of creamy feta. The extensive raw bar stocks an assortment of oysters, shrimp cocktail, ceviche and a tuna tartar made with kalamata olives and avocado puree.

Heralding a new dining experience on the Miami River, Kiki on the River, is Miami’s newest indoor/outdoor new dining destination. Romantic and contemporary, the riverside restaurant embraces the hospitality and spirit of the Greek islands with the service and style of a romantic island garden restaurant & lounge. Kiki is a passion project by nightlife pro Roman Jones, former Philippe Chow Miami managing partner, Aris Nanos, hospitality executive Lee Lyon and Mark Lehmkuhl of Ghosthouse Creative Group. Serving lunch and dinner daily, and a lively weekend brunch, Kiki offers a selection of time-honored Greek favorites and innovative dishes, all made from scratch in-house. Jones wants to honor the life of the Miami River, with that sense of meticulously-scuffed elegance that only a windswept island can provide.

WHAT: KIKI ON THE RIVER NATIONAL ROSE DAY CELEBRATION

DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 10th

TIME: NOON TIL 4PM

KIKI ON THE RIVER

kikiontheriver.com

Information provided by Ashlie Rolfe, VANESSA MENKES COMMUNICATIONS

Villa Azur to Celebrate 5th Anniversary On Saturday April 1

On Saturday, April 1, Villa Azur celebrates their 5th Year Anniversary and we’d love you to join the all-white affair featuring live entertainment, craft cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres of the restaurant’s signature dishes.

Miami’s hospitality sphere is always in constant evolution, which is why veterans like Villa Azur are highly revered and should be celebrated. The restaurant’s success is a culmination of a unique and experienced partnership between friends to deliver a winning formula for a superior culinary destination with stylish environment, a celebrated beverage program, attentive service and an inviting and infectious atmosphere expected from a neighborhood South Beach Hotspot.
Throughout the years, Executive Chef Erwin Mallet has continued to redefine the venue’s culinary standard with his South of France-inspired menu complimented with Italian accents stems from the freshest ingredients and flavors combined with an international and contemporary twist from South Beach. Along with a resident in-house sommelier, Villa Azur’s menu creates the perfect blend of flavors bound to please every gourmand’s palate.

Villa Azur

309 23rd St

Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 763-8688

villaazurmiami.com

Information provided by Heidi Malaret, TARA Ink.

Spotted: Barbie Out And About In Miami On Her Birthday

Spotted last week in Miami Beach- the world’s most famous blonde celebrating her birthday! Barbie our favorite doll and her friends were seen beach cruising in her pink convertible through the streets of her second favorite city, Miami (I mean she’s not giving up her Malibu beach house, duh!) From spa appointments to luxury shopping to a wild night at STORY the doll we all love, is proving that age is only a number. As she celebrates her 30th birthday (for the 28th time) we would like to imagine this is what the original material girl would do during her trip to the Magic City.

So come on Barbie, let’s go party!

Picture provided by Iliana Torres-Sanchez, Carma Connected

SPA

The Spa at The Confidante Miami Beach | 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140

Description: Barbie would enjoy the breeze, and more importantly the unforgettable ocean views, from the open-air rooftop spa on the 10th floor of The Confidante Miami Beach. In her private, air-conditioned spa cabana, she would indulge in a rejuvenating massage, facial, or body wrap. To finish off her day of pampering, she would stop by Warren-Tricomi Studio, a full-service salon offering hairstyling, blowouts, manicures and pedicures, and more.

The Confidante Miami Beach

4041 Collins Ave.

Miami Beach, FL 33140

theconfidantemiamibeach.hyatt.com


Picture provided by Iliana Torres-Sanchez, Carma Connected

BRUNCH

Bakehouse Brasserie | 808 1st St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Description: This quaint, high energy bistro will have Barbie reminiscing about her days in Paris. Bakehouse Brasserie’s all day every day brunch menu features signatures like the Stuffed Croissant French Toast, house-made Gravlox Benedict, bottomless mimosas and an assortment of French wines.

Bakehouse Brasserie

808 1st St

Miami Beach, FL 33139

bakehousesouthbeach.com


Picture provided by Iliana Torres-Sanchez, Carma Connected

Nautilus Cabana Club | 1825 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139

Description: Sunday’s are for rosé and enjoying it on the terrace of Nautilus. Barbie and her best friends would love to indulge in the decadent buffet spread at Nautilus Cabana Club with unlimited La Villa Barton Rosé. In addition, they can enjoy sounds by a live Cuban band, Chaing y su Trova Espiritúana!

Nautilus Cabana Club

1825 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach, FL 33139


Picture provided by Iliana Torres-Sanchez, Carma Connected

WATR at the 1 Hotel

Description: Barbie and her friends would come here for the view alone. WATR looks over the vast Miami Beaches/ Menu offerings are inspired by the islands of Polynesia and Japan, with notes of fresh seafood, lively surroundings and tropical undertones. Fresh food and cool cocktails make this place an ideal Miami Vacation spot.

WATR at the 1 Hotel

2341 Collins Ave

Miami Beach, FL 33139


Picture provided by Iliana Torres-Sanchez, Carma Connected

Komodo | 801 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131

Description: Since Barbie is an international celebrity, she would fit right in with Komodo’s A-list crowd. Serving as a notable spot for celebrities and locals alike, Komodo is suited in the epicenter of Miami’s booming and chic Brickell neighborhood. The Miami hot spot combines contemporary Southeast Asian cuisine and features signature dishes such as the Lobster Dynamite, Peking Duck, and Tuna & Toro Roll.

Komodo

801 Brickell Ave

Miami, FL 33131


Picture provided by Iliana Torres-Sanchez, Carma Connected

Le Zoo | 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour, FL 33154

Description: After a day of shopping at the chic Bal Harbour Shops Barbie would swing by Le Zoo for L’Apero, the French take on happy hour for $1 oysters and rosé in the beautifully designed Parisian bistro.

Le Zoo

9700 Collins Ave.

Bal Harbour, FL 33154


Picture provided by Iliana Torres-Sanchez, Carma Connected

Sugar Factory | 1144 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139

Description: Barbie may be looking at her figure but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a sweet tooth once in awhile. She and her friends can stroll down Ocean Drive and enter the candyland that’s Sugar Factory. Sugar Factory is part-restaurant and part-candy shop. She can shop all her goodies like glammed-out couture pops, chocolate covered gummy bears and giant rainbow lollipops!

Sugar Factory

Hotel Victor, 1144 Ocean Dr

Miami Beach, FL 33139

sugarfactory.com


Picture provided by Iliana Torres-Sanchez, Carma Connected

DRINK

Regent Cocktail Club | 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Description: Regent’s intimate setting creates the perfect blend of a cocktail bar and lounge for Barbie and her friends to enjoy right in the heart of vibrant South Beach. Whether she’s starting her night on the town, grabbing a light bite at the bar, or listening to live music in the lounge, the Regent Cocktail Club is a warm and inviting oasis perfectly aligned with Barbie’s chic and classic personality.

Regent Cocktail Club

1690 Collins Ave

Miami Beach, FL 33139

regentcocktailclub.com


Picture provided by Iliana Torres-Sanchez, Carma Connected

Nina’s House at The Confidante | 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140

Description: Possibly as chic as Barbie herself, she would stop by Nina’s House for drinks. The poolside outpost brings a bohemian, vintage vibe to the historic home located in the backyard of The Confidante Miami Beach. The menu at Nina’s has been created by Chef Richard Hales of Bird & Bone and features light bites along with fresh pressed cocktails.

Nina’s House at The Confidante

4041 Collins Ave.

Miami Beach, FL 33140

theconfidantemiamibeach.hyatt.com


Picture provided by Iliana Torres-Sanchez, Carma Connected

The Setai  | 2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Description: Barbie could indulge in one of the famous Coconut Cocktails the Ocean Grill has to offer! The Coconut Cocktails have a non-alcoholic versions as well if Barbie wants to go for the healthier option!

The Setai

2001 Collins Ave

Miami Beach, FL 33139

thesetaihotel.com


Picture provided by Iliana Torres-Sanchez, Carma Connected

STAY

The Confidante Miami Beach | 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140

Description: Playful yet understated like Barbie herself, The Confidante is an oceanfront oasis in Miami’s mid-beach neighborhood that combines the vibrant glamour of Miami’s past with the sophistication and amenities of modern day. The mid-century modern hotel features 363 guestrooms and 16 suites with a 1950s-inspired design that reflects Miami Beach’s Golden Era. Additional amenities include two heated swimming pools (one for adults only), private cabanas and bungalows, a full-service beach area, and lush tropical gardens. The hotel’s vibe is warm, welcoming, unpretentious – similar to a friend’s beach house, which is akin to the meaning behind the name, The Confidante: a best friend, trusted insider.

The Confidante Miami Beach

4041 Collins Ave.

Miami Beach, FL 33140

theconfidantemiamibeach.hyatt.com


Picture provided by Iliana Torres-Sanchez, Carma Connected

The Villa Casa Casuarina | 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Description: Being the fashionista that she is, Barbie would not want to miss the chance to stay at The Villa Casa Casuarina, a boutique hotel that was formerly the vacation home of legendary designer Gianni Versace. She’ll be able to lounge by the 24-karat gold lined pool and take Instagram-worthy selfies in the designer’s marble and mosaic covered master bedroom.

The Villa Casa Casuarina

1116 Ocean Drive

Miami Beach, FL 33139

vmmiamibeach.com


Picture provided by Iliana Torres-Sanchez, Carma Connected

PARTY

E11EVEN | 29 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132

Description: While in Miami, Barbie would have to make a stop the 24/7 Ultra-Club. Known for their live music and over the top performances, Barbie would fit right in with other celeb party-goers.

E11EVEN

29 NE 11th St

Miami, FL 33132

11miami.com


Picture provided by Iliana Torres-Sanchez, Carma Connected

STORY Miami | 136 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Description:Trying to spot Barbie on a Saturday night? You can probably find her at STORY dancing the night away with her celebrity friends. The Miami Beach nightclub is known for its high-profile musical guests and extravagant circus-style setting.

STORY

136 Collins Avenue

Miami Beach, FL 33139

storymiami.com

J. Wakefield Brewing (JWB) Releases Three New Beers

Miami, FL (March 2, 2017) — J. Wakefield Brewing (JWB) releases three new beers, takes over all 42 taps at Tap 42 and returns to Buck’s!

Beer Releases
The following two beers will be sold at the brewery bay at noon on Saturday, March 4th. Cash sales only. No limit.
Mango & Cash, a collaboration with The Answer Brewpub (Richmond, VA): Mango, Northeast-style Double IPA (9% ABV). Four-packs of 16-ounce cans can be purchased exclusively at JWB’s bay door for $20 plus tax.
Jiu-Jitsu Juice, a collaboration with Other Half Brewing (Brooklyn, NY): Northeast-style, Spelt IPA (7% ABV). Four-packs of 16-ounce cans can be purchased exclusively at JWB’s bay door for $20 plus tax.
The following beer will be sold at the brewery bay at noon on Saturday, March 25th. Cash sales only. ATM on site. No limit.
Ay Que Rica, in two variants, Red & Blue label:
Red Label: Bourbon Barrel-aged, Imperial Stout with Dulce de Leche (12% ABV). 750ml bottles can be purchased exclusively at JWB’s bay door for $25 plus tax.
Blue Label: Scotch Whiskey Barrel-aged, Imperial Stout with Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee (12% APV). 750ml bottles can be purchased exclusively at JWB’s bay door for $35 plus tax.

Tap Takeovers

 Tap 42-42 Tap Takeover
Tuesday, March 28th
All Day
Free to attend

Tap 42 Craft Beer Bar + Kitchen

301 Giralda Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
JWB becomes the first Miami brewery to take over all 42 taps at Tap 42 in Coral Gales. Check social media for tap times for some of JWB’s more exclusive beers, which will include favorites such as DFPF, One Trick Pony, Brush and more.

Buck’s Beer Garden at The Raleigh Hotel

Thursday, March 16th
6:00 PM- 10:00 PM
Subject to weather
Free to attend

The Raleigh Hotel

1775 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 570-4515
The Raleigh’s Buck’s Beer Garden series, features the beers of a different brewery each month, backyard BBQ style food, and build your own s’mores. The event is at the Raleigh’s iconic backyard Oasis. It’s free to attend, with beer and food tickets available for purchase.
About J. Wakefield Brewing
J. Wakefield Brewing is an independently-owned craft brewery and tap room located in the heart of Miami’s Wynwood arts district. J. Wakefield Brewing makes quality beers that don’t always fit the norm. From their renowned sours to instant classics like El Jefe Coconut Hefeweizen and Hops 4 Teacher IPA, J. Wakefield Brewing crafts traditional styles while utilizing local and occasionally unexpected ingredients as well as flavor-enhancing techniques like barrel-aging, to give these styles a unique twist.

J. Wakefield Brewing

Information provided by Rocco Riggio Media Now, LLC

Beer & Wynwood Breweries: Everything you need to know.

Beer is one of those things in life that you don’t normally ask too many questions about because all you really need to know is that it is refreshing and delicious. Let’s say for arguments sake it occurs to you that there might be some science and hard work behind this thirst quenching drink that has been around for thousands of years. Well you have come to the right place. We will be talking about the in and outs of beer production and some of the great choices of authentic craft beer in the Wynwood Miami Area.

First off, what is beer? Beer is a brewed or fermented mixture of starches such as barley, rice, wheat corn or other additives that have been flavored with hops in a vat of water with yeast. Sometimes if a brewer is trying to add in other variables to give the beer more flavor you might see fruits and herbs as well in the ingredients list.

Once the ingredients are mixed together and steeped it is now called a mash. After steeping, the product that is a sugary liquid which is then mixed with hops is called the wort. Yeast is then added which converts the sugars into carbonation which is the main fermentation process. After that process the beer sits as a second fermentation to really release all of the flavors of the ingredients. After everything is filtered out, you now have made yourself a beer.

Beer’s alcohol by volume or ABV varies by the amount of sugars that the yeast can process as well as if there are any other additives. The darker beers tend to be higher in ABV percentage because when the ingredients are roasted (which gives a darker color and deeper flavor, many sugars are let out which is the quickest way to raise the alcohol content.

There are two significant umbrellas that we will speak about in terms of styles of beer. The Lager & the Ale.

The Lager is the easy going drink in the beer world. It is cold fermented which means that the brewers would store the beer in cool places such as a cellar or basement which actually continued the fermentation process that cleared the beer of any cloudiness and smoothed the beer. It is almost always found in a straw color and has a light and refreshing taste. Most beginning beer drinkers gravitate towards this beer as it is not high on the IBU (International Bitterness Units) scale.

The Ale however is a much more broad style of beer. It is brewed as a warm fermentation method. This gives it a significantly more full bodied flavor that ranges from a a blonde ale all the way to stouts. Different styles of roasting and brewing can make the many different styles that you see on shelves today.

 

Some of the more famous styles of beer are:

Light Lager – cold fermented beer that is one of the clearest beers. It has a crisp refreshing taste with straw coloring and is most popular is warmer regions.

Blonde Ale – Also known as a Golden Ale, it is closely related in flavor to a lager. A Blonde Ale has light bitterness and maltiness even though it is primarily made out of Malt.

Pilsner – A lager that was founded in Pilsen, Czech Republic. It is considered light bodied and sweet and was the most popular beer style in the United States before the 1980’s craft beer movement. It also has very little aftertaste.

Pale Ale – This beer is made with for the most part, pale malt which lends to its light coloring. The malts are dried with coke, a fuel that has little impurities and made from coal. There are various styles of Pale Ales such as Blond Ale, Amber Ale, India Pale Ale and so forth.

Hefeweizen – A German Wheat Beer that is made up a large amount of wheat and malted barley. Normally served with citrus for a nice balance.

Saison – Also known as a farmhouse ale, which is normally brewed in the winter so it can be enjoyed in the summer. This beer has a normally fruity aroma and flavor with little sweetness and medium bitterness.

India Pale Ale (IPA) – This is a very hoppy beer style that gets its name from its original trips across sea that was given from the East India Company. The long trip with spices around them gave it a strong taste in the end.

Bock – A dark beer that is in the lager category that is normally brewed in the fall and drank in the spring time. This is a malty but lightly hopped beer that ranges in color.

Porter – A darker beer originated in London that typically denotes flavors of chocolate and coffee due to the roasted malt and very hoppy nature of the beer. The Stout beer style derives from a porter.

Stout – Considered the strongest of all of the beers, the stout is a higher gravity beer that stems from Porters with the same roasted malt and heavy hop notes.

There are so many more but you will see those most. The main differences in brewing between each is the temperature they are brewed at and how much the hop and other cereal grain is roasted.

 

Favorite Beers From Our Local Breweries:

 

J Wakefield Brewing

Favorite Beer: El Jefe – Style: Hefeweizen – Flavour: light bodied with hints of coconut and banana

Concrete Beach Brewery

Favorite Beer: Key Lime Kolsch – Style: Blonde Lager – Flavour: Bright Key Lime with a crisp aftertaste

Wynwood Brewery

Favorite Beer: Pop’s Porter (1st place: GABF) – Style: Robust Porter – Flavour: Chocolate and coffee notes not for the faint of heart

McCoy’s Oceanfront Is Turning Up The Heat In The Kitchen

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa is turning up the heat on the food and beverage front. McCoy’s Oceanfront, the resort’s signature beachfront restaurant and lounge that pays homage to its Prohibition-era namesake, has a new chef in the kitchen, new menus and its very own Urban Garden to boot.

Eric Kaszubinski, a new resident of Pompano Beach, was named Executive Chef back in April. Kaszubinski oversees the culinary execution of the resort’s food and beverage program, which includes McCoy’s Oceanfront, in-room dining and catering for meetings and events. “I am thrilled to be here,” said Kaszubinski. “I’m excited to further explore my creativity now that I’m back on the resort side and look forward to applying my love of the ocean to the dishes we’re serving in McCoy’s. Pompano Beach has so much to offer by way of fresh, local ingredients. It gives me such pleasure to live here and to be able to give guests a taste of this great city.

Just last week, Kaszubinski rolled out brand new breakfast, lunch, dinner and happy hour menus. Highlights from the dinner menu include Ale Braised Clams with pork belly, garlic and fennel; Florida Pompano with sautéed fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus, wilted greens and lemongrass herb butter; Farro Risotto with day boat scallops, gulf shrimp, English peas, summer squash, baby spinach and pancetta; and Lake Meadows Chicken with haricot verts, goat cheese polenta and her jus.

As part of its commitment to sourcing fresh, local products, McCoy’s is now home to an Urban Garden, located at the front of the restaurant, where fresh plants and herbs grow and ultimately make their way into the dining menu. McCoy’s has partnered with Tampa-based Uriah’s Urban Farm to source local products. Plants are changes weekly and chef is more than happy to walk guests through the stories and uses for each.

McCoy’s Oceanfront

1200 N Ocean Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

marriott.com/hotels/travel/fllpm-fort-lauderdale-marriott-pompano-beach-resort-and-spa

(954) 782-0100

Epicure Gourmet Market and Cafe Debuts Fresh Look and New Competitive Prices

As a fixture in Miami for more than 70 years, Epicure Gourmet Market and Café has a long history of serving the local community and offering gourmet options for all market needs. Epicure Market is unveiling a fresh look, complete with a redesigned layout, new café, competitive prices and cooking demonstrations led by executive Chef Michael Love.

Patrons entering Epicure Market on Miami Beach will be welcomed by the aroma of freshly cut blooms from the newly-positioned floral department. Beyond that lies the reformatted produce section featuring competitively-priced produce marked lower than other comparable grocers such as Whole Foods, Fresh Market and Publix. Customers visiting for a lunch-time fix from Epicure’s classic prepared foods deli can now take a moment to enjoy their meals at the café, which features a dining area overlooking bustling Alton Road. Deli fans looking to try their hand at preparing their favorite items at home can learn from the creator himself – Chef Michael Love – through his interactive series of cooking demonstrations, hosted on select dates.

“We’re excited to enhance the Epicure Market experience for customers both old and new,” said Epicure Market’s Executive Chef, Michael Love. “Customers gave us their feedback and we listened – Epicure Market will now cater to our customers’ needs more than ever.”

Epicure Gourmet Market opened on Miami Beach in 1945 as a prime meat butcher; it is now one of the finest gourmet markets in South Florida with an on-site bakery, award-winning cheese department, sommelier-curated wine cellar and hand-selected grocery items from around the world. Additionally, the market features a one-of-a-kind deli counter that offers prepared delicacies created and prepared daily by Chef Michael Love. Current Epicure Market locations include the original store in Miami Beach, with a second location in Sunny Isles Beach featuring a full-service restaurant, which opened in 2008.

Epicure Market conveniently serves patrons all week long, with both locations open seven days a week. The Miami Beach market is located at 1656 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Sunny Isles Beach market and restaurant is located at 17190 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 – 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 

Epicure Gourmet Market & Cafe

(305) 672-1861 for Miami Beach, (305) 947-4581 for Sunny Isles Beach

epicuremarket.com

National Cheeseburger Day

National Cheeseburger Day
(Photo Courtesy of Identity PR)

National Cheeseburger Day is a month away on Sept 18th we know exactly where you should celebrate it. Batch Gastropub, Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita and Cafe Bastille have the cheesiest burgers that are sure to make your mouth water.

1. Batch Mac Attack Burger from Batch Gastropub ($22) – A too good to be true burger made with Prime Brisket Burger, Batch B1 Sauce, Mac Attack Croqueta, Maple Smoked Cheddar, Pecan Jameson Candied Bacon, and Whiskey Caramalized Onions served on a Brioche Bun and served with truffle fries. (Pictured Above)

2. Dolores But You Can Call Me Lolita’s American Butcher Burger ($19.99 and includes an appetizer) – An ode to America with a fresh Angus burger, topped with brie cheese, fried onion strings and a savory jalapeno jelly all sitting on a fresh Brioche Bun.

3. Cafe Bastille’s Bastille Burger ($14) – Take a bite into this burger made with 1/2 lb burger patty, sliced tomato, bacon, cheddar cheese, pickled onion and a side of remoulade sauce and served with fries.

Whether you want to bite into an American, Spaniard or French Style burger these local eateries have it all.

 

Batch Gastropub

30 SW 12th St, Miami, FL 33130

(305) 808-5555

batchmiami.com

Dolores but you can call me Lolita

1000 S Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33130

(305) 403-3103

doloreslolita.com

Cafe Bastille

248 SE 1st St, Miami, FL 33131

(786) 425-3575

cafebastillemiami.com

The Setai Miami Beach Announces Launch of Specialty Brewed Coffee

Christian Maeder

(Photo Courtesy of Carma PR)

 

 

The Setai, Miami Beach, in partnership with Miami based coffee brand Per’La Specialty Roasters, is proud to announce the launch of their exclusive “Setai House Blend.” The Forbes Travel Guide Five Star hotel has introduced two specialty-grade blends of coffee. The “Setai House Blend” combines beans originating from Indonesia, Central, and South America and brings tasting notes of citrus, almond, and dark chocolate while the Cold Brew blend delivers tasting notes of caramel, grape, and chocolate by combining beans from Guatemala and Brazil which are then extracted for over 16 hours. The cold brew extraction methods differs from hot brewing in that it delivers a refreshing beverage with lower acidity and higher caffeine content by using room temperature water.

“We felt Per’La Specialty Roasters coffee brought a true vision for The Setai,” stated Christian Maeder, Director of Food & Beverage. “From the location of where the beans were sourced to being roasted right here in Miami, the “Setai House Blend” is a true representation of our brand.”

Per’La Specialty Roasters mission is to show the inherently beautiful flavor of coffee through meticulous sourcing and the roasting process.

“The Setai is one of South Florida’s finest hotels and depicts the ultimate when it comes to luxury hospitality,” says Chris Nolte, Per’La’s Co-Founder. “We wanted to make sure that the blend not only stayed true to The Setai’s vision but also captured the luxurious elements in every sip.”  “It was a honor to work with the The Setai’s food and beverage team to create their signature blend which effortlessly combines high-end, specialty coffee components with the hotel’s Pan-Asian features,” added Per’La Co-Founder Paul Massard.

The Setai Blend is now being served at all food and beverage outlets within the hotel including The Setai’s Jaya restaurant and The Setai Bar. Several options are available for guests to enjoy as an espresso-based drink, drip/American, decaf and decaf espresso. They can also choose to enjoy their coffee over crushed ice for a cold-brewed drink on a hot Miami day.

 

THE SETAI, MIAMI BEACH

2001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 520-6000

thesetaihotel.com.