Saturday, July 22, 2017

Chef Collective - Paul Qui & Daniel Burns 7.25.17 at Pao

Chef Daniel Burns via Faena

As you are aware by now, I am a big fan of Chef Paul Qui and his restaurant Pao at the Faena Hotel.  Paul is a passionate and creative chef and when he is in town (Miami) he is always looking to create special experiences for his guests.  Thus, he started a Chef Collective series where he brings in his talented chef-friends from out of town as well as locally to collaborate on a one night tasting menu.  I've been to several of these and they are fantastic and interesting meals.  Trust me, you will not leave disappointed.

Up next is Chef Daniel Burns on July 25th at 7pm.   If you're not familiar with Daniel all you need to know is that he spent three years as pastry chef at Noma after spending time at The Fat Duck and St. John.  He subsequently opened the Momofuku Test Kitchen.  In 2013 he opened a seasonal tasting menu restaurant in Brooklyn called Luksus which became the first restaurant to earn a Michelin star without serving wine.  His dishes were only paired with beer.  Unfortunately, Luksus recently closed but his popular craft beer bar Tørst remains open.  

This Chef Collective should be a good one too.

Tickets are $95.00 and can be purchased via Tock HERE.

If you missed my recaps of Paul's killer Cobaya dinner followed by his omakase dinner two days later or his fantastic kaiseki dinner with Yoshi Okai from they are linked below.

Cobaya Experiment

Omakase Chowdown

Kaiseki Dinner with Yochi Okai

OG Thai with Chanthong (photos)

Pao by Paul Qui
3201 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33140

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dogfish Beer Dinner at Market 17 (7.25.17)

Dog Days Of Summer
A Craft Beer Dinner at Market 17 with Dogfish Head

Tuesday 7:00pm, July 25, 2017 at Market 17

4 course dinner with Dogfish Head Brewing, one of America's most respected craft beer brands. A representative from Dogfish Head will be in house to elevate the food & beer pairing as well as answer any questions you may have about their beer making process.

Advance Tickets
All Inclusive
Ticket price goes to 75.00 on July 24.

Purchase Here


Welcome Drink

Saison Du Buff

Herb Roasted Farm Chicken Breast Herb Tip Salad, Fresh Chevre Cheese, Shaved Carrots, Pickled Pearl Onion, Toasted Pecans, Green Goddess Dressing

Romantic Chemistry IPA

Togorashi Seared Rare Yellowfin Tuna Sesame Sticky Rice, Crispy Beluga Lentils, Pickled Diakon, Red Cabbage, Cucumber, Fresh Peaches, Ginger Soy Glaze

Indian Brown

Slow Smoked Grassfed Beef Brisket Chermoula Roasted Sweet Potatoes, House Smoked Bacon, Grilled Okra, Sautéed Zucchini & Yellow Squash, Charred Eggplant Pudding, Chimichurri

Lupu-Luau IPA

Key Lime Parfait Coconut Cake, Key Lime Mousse, Graham Cracker Bits

Market 17
1850 SE 17th St.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tour de France Wine Tasting at Brava by Brad Kilgore 7.17.17

This Monday only, sample unique wines in the spirit of the "Tour de France" paired with lite bites from the BRAVA by Brad Kilgore team. 

Our partners at Vineyards to Table, SommSelections and Wine by the Bay will pour wines from different stages in the race and even do some side by side competition.

Stage 1: Loire Valley 
Sancerre Sauvignon vs Chenin Blanc

Stage 2: Burgundy
The best appellations in the world for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Stage 3: Provence
Bandol the best village in France producing: THE BEST ROSE

Stage 4: Cahors
Where Malbec was originally produced and this one is certified organic

Stage 5: Bordeaux 
What is the difference between left and right bank 
Merlot or Cabernet?

Stage 6: Paris
Let's finish on the Champs Elysee with some unique Cabernet Francs bubbles not yet in the US 
The race is on, space is limited! 
6pm | $25pp

For reservations:

Brava by Brad Kilgore |
1300 Biscayne Blvd, Second Floor, 
Miami, FL 33132

Byblos & Fooq's Dinner 7.24.17

On Monday, July 24th, Byblos Miami’s Executive Chef Stuart Cameron will collaborate with Fooq's Executive Chef Saul Ramos to create a special Mediterranean inspired 4-course menu at Byblos.
For $65++pp guests can partake in this family style meal with an optional wine pairing for $25++pp. See menu below.
Tickets available on Tablelist.




Smokey eggplant + manchego cheese
+ date & pomegranate molasses


Garlic + goat cheese + urfa pepper




White hummus puree + farro salad + mint
yogurt drizzle


Burnt eggplant + black garlic + labneh
+ za’atar




Crispy jeweled rice + fresh herbs


Oxtail + fresh chickpeas + aussie truff les




House made saffron + pistachio rosewater
gelato + dates + pomegranate molasses
+ crème


Sesame wafer + date molasses + pashmak


Friday, June 30, 2017

Chowfather Dim Sum Chowdown!! at Gold Marquess 7.8.17

Dim Sum Fans of South Florida it's on!   

Unlimited dim sum and bottomless lychee mimosas at the best dim sum/Chinese restaurant in town, Gold Marquess located on Pines Blvd in Pembroke Pines.  $45.00 from 11am-1pm next Saturday July 8, 2017.  Don't miss this dim sum fans.

xiao long bao

Seating is limited.  Please email me at to reserve your seats. *No cap on seat requests so bring your friends too.

See you there!!

8525 Pines Blvd
Pembroke Pines, Florida, FL 33024

(954) 367-7730

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Drink Miami Hostel 2017 at Freehand 6.24.17


Over 30 of the world's most recognized spirits and Miami's thriving cocktail community will unite on June 24th, 2017 when Drink Miami HOSTEL -- a one-day event from 1 to 5 p.m. featuring libations from the city's top bartenders, one-on-one interactions with regional and global brand ambassadors, and unique activations – inhabits the historic Freehand Miami.

Guests will be able to cocktail hop from room to room and experience to experience, as Drink Miami HOSTEL and participating brands will occupy and transform the Freehand's guest rooms into their very own house party room.

Serious imbibers can wet their whistle with Aberlour, Ancho Reyes, Aperol, Avíon, Absolut Elyx, Bacardi, Banks Rum, Brugal, Campari, Casa Noble, Cazadores, Coopers' Craft, Cutty Sark, Dewar’s, Disaronno, Fords Gin, FOS Mastiha, Giffard Liqueurs, Havana Club, Herradura Tequila, Highland Park, Ilegal Mezcal, Jägermeister, Laphroaig, Leblon, Lot No. 40, Mezcal Nuestra Soledad, Milagros, Montelobos, Old Forester, Partida Tequila, Peroni, Perrier-Jouët Champagne, Rum Diplomático, Santa Teresa, St-Germain, Tequila Cabeza, The Glenlivet, The Macallan, Widow Jane, Woodford Reserve Zucca, and more to be announced. Brands will be using Drink Miami HOSTEL as an opportunity to shake things up, launch new products & gage never before done recipes.

Upon check-in at Drink Miami HOSTEL, guests will get receive an official passport to keep track of their journey & featuring recipes from each respective brand.

Tickets are $50.00 and available HERE

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Chowfather Chowdown at Paulie Gee's 5.31.17

Pizza Fans of Miami - don't miss Paulie Gee's Pizza Party this Wednesday 5.31.17.  $55.00 including tax and tip gets you unlimited pizza, beer and wine from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.  This is great way to try all of his great pies.  Email me to reserve a seat or call the restaurant at (786) 558-8315.

8001 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138