Saturday, May 6, 2017

Pappy Van Winkle Dinner at Council Oak (Hard Rock) 5.25.17




Hors d’ oeuvres

Fried Green Tomato
Braised Morel Mushroom, Melted Leeks



Smoked Trout Rillette
White Corn Griddle Cake



Tropcial Mule
Wheatley Vodka, Pineapple Juice, Fever Tree Ginger Beer



Dinner

Lobster Boil
Butter Poached Maine Lobster, Littleneck Clams, Andouille Sausage,
Roasted Corn Puree, Corn & Bacon Hushpuppies


Boudin Sausage Stuffed Rabbit Roulade
Sunchoke Puree, Bacon, Ramps, Vanilla & Sherry Jus


Choice of

Bourbon Aged Lamb Rack
Stinging Nettles, Fava Beans, Roasted Cauliflower Au Gratin

Or

Smoked Wagyu Ribeye
Foie Gras Torchon, Fiddleheads, Red Mustard Greens, Charred Red Onion Demi



Pappy Van Winkle Flight

Van Winkle Special Reserve “Lot B” 12 Years Old

Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye “Z1747” 13 Years Old

Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 15 Years Old

Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 Years Old


Dessert

Smoked S’mores Pie
Marcona Almond Brittle, Smoked Honey Ganache, Graham Cracker, Marshmallow Meringue

Dessert Kentucky Coffee
Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Coffee, Buffalo Trace Bourbon Crème


Council Oak is located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at One Seminole Way in Hollywood, Florida. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. with live entertainment in the bar nightly. Brunch is available on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Telephone: 800-937-0010; www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Kentucky Derby Party at Bourbon Steak 5.6.17


Watch the the Run for The Roses - 143rd Kentucky Derby
presented by G.H. Mumm and Miami Magazine
Raise your glass to break the Guinness World Record for "World's Largest Champage Toast

TICKETS INCLUDE:
$14.30
  • Event Admission featuring Live Derby Broadcast, Sounds by Bad Apples Brass Band, Southern-Inspired Canapés, Awards for Best Hat and more!
  • G.H. Mumm Champagne Toast
  • Discounted Drinks 
  • 20% savings for dinner at Bourbon Steak including wine
$45 ( $75 value! )
  • Event Admission featuring Live Derby Broadcast, Sounds by Bad Apples Brass Band, Southern-Inspired Canapés, Awards for Best Hat and more!
  • G.H. Mumm Champagne Toast
  • Two (2) Mint Juleps 
  • Discounted Drinks 
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • 20% savings for dinner at Bourbon Steak including wine


Event runs from 4-7. Purchase tickets HERE

Friday, April 28, 2017

Kentucky Derby Party at Yardbird & Swine 5.6.17




Yardbird Southern Table & Bar Miami Beach
  • 5x7 feet live mint wall, for juleps & smashes
  • 2 gift baskets for giveaways, bowties and suspenders for giveaways
    • One Giveaway for Best Hat
    • One Giveaway for winning horse
  • Raffle for an expenses covered brunch for a party of 6 (value of up to $1,000)
  • Wax dipped julep cups
  • Mint juleps with makers mark at $6.34 (same number as the post time

Swine Southern Table & Bar
  • 2 gift baskets for giveaways, bowties and suspenders for giveaways
    • One Giveaway for Best Hat
    • One Giveaway for winning horse
  • Raffle for an expenses covered brunch for a party of 6 (value of up to $1,000)
  • Wax dipped julep cups
  • Mint juleps with makers mark at $6.34 (same number as the post time


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Omakase Dinner with Paul Qui @ Pao 4.26.17 & 5.24.17






As you know, I'm a big fan of Chef Paul Qui and enjoyed several great dinners with him last year at his Miami Beach spot Pao located at the fantastic Faena Hotel.  Click on the links below to read recaps of his wonderful  Cobaya dinner as well as his post Cobaya omakase  throwdown and his killer kaiseki dinner with one of  Food & Wine's Best New Chefs 2017, Yoshi Okai from Otoko (Austin) in the house. 

He's bringing omakase back on April 26 and May 24. Paul and his fairly new chef de cuisine, Benjamin Murray, will prepare a 12-course omakase menu.   The dinners are priced at $95.00.  I guarantee that these will be great meals.  



DINNER7:00pm – 11:00pm (Sunday – Thursday)
DINNER7:00pm – 12:00am (Friday & Saturday)
ADDRESS 3201 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140

 786 655 5600 / 844 798 9712
pao@faena.com

Monday, March 20, 2017

Cochon 555 Heritage BBQ Miami 3.26.17







     



At the heart of all Cochon555 Heritage BBQ events lies a culinary competition to promote family farming. Five chefs are each given one whole, heritage breed pig and one week to prepare the entire 200 pound animal. The winner is decided between a People's Vote and 24 Celebrity Judges, who then crown the winner, Miami's “Prince or Princess of Pork.” The winning chef advances to the year-end finale competition called Grand Cochon, to be held this year on October 1st in Chicago. Running in tandem to the culinary competition is the Somm Smackdown (rare and amazing wines paired with all dishes) and Punch Kings featuring five of the cities top barkeeps battling in whole-bottle competition.

TICKETS HERE

RICK MACE & CLARKE BOWEN
TEAM DB'QUE
RICK MACE & CLARKE BOWEN
TITO VARGAS
THE BAZAAR BY JOSÉ ANDRÉS
TITO VARGAS
PAULA DASILVA
ARTISAN BEACH HOUSE
PAULA DASILVA
JEREMIAH BULLFROG
P.I.G (PORK IS GOOD)
JEREMIAH BULLFROG
RENE REYES & JOHN GALLO
PINCH KITCHEN
RENE REYES & JOHN GALLO
JIMMY CAREY
JIMMY'Z KITCHEN 
JIMMY CAREY
XAVIER TORRES
DRUNKEN DRAGON
XAVIER TORRES
TIMON BALLOO
SUGARCANE RAW BAR GRILL
TIMON BALLOO
ADRIANNE CALVO
CHEF ADRIANNE'S VINEYARD RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR
ADRIANNE CALVO
SEAN BRASEL
MEAT MARKET
SEAN BRASEL


FREDDY KAUFMANN
PROPER SAUSAGES
FREDDY KAUFMANN
GAVIN PERA
RITZ CARLTON FORT LAUDERDALE
GAVIN PERA
ABE SCHOENER
SCHOLIUM PROJECT
ABE SCHOENER
NATE WEIS
SILVER OAK
NATE WEIS
PAX MAHLE
PAX WINE CELLARS
PAX MAHLE





Included in your all-inclusive ticket is a special addition of sponsored bites and delights, here's a small sample below:

EAT


+ Five Chefs Cook 1500lbs of Heritage Pig to Support Local Family Farms

+ Enjoy our Pop-Up Ramen Bar with Racy German Wines

+ Nosh at the Pop-Up Bakery w. Farmstead Cheeses & Truffle Butters

+ Tartare Bar, Organic Pate and a Creminelli Salami Snack Bar

+ End on a Sweet Note with a Perfect Puree Dessert Station


DRINK


+ Enjoy Luxury Wines from Around the World with our Somm Smackdown

+ Notable Barkeeps go Whole Bottle in the Punch Kings Competition

+ Explore the Manhattan Project, Angostura Swizzle Bar & Heritage Rum Cart

+ Smoked Old Fashioned Bar, DRY Sparkling, Courvoisier & Caramels, and more…