He's back!!!! and he invited his talented friends again! Chef Jeremiah knows how to cook and he knows how to throw a party. Always one of the best events of the year. Duck Duck Goose is a culinary festival by Chef Jeremiah featuring Miami's top chefs each of which will be tasked with preparing locally raised and pastured fowl. This is the sister festival to P.I.G (Pork is Good) now in it's ninth year. DDG is an all-inclusive food and cocktail celebration of everything winged and delicious, with lots of live fire cooking over embers.
Tickets are $58 or $93 which includes a cocktail tasting. You can but them HERE Lineup Below Katsuya Fukushima, Daikaya DC Diego Oka, La Mar Miami James Strine, Grato WPB Will Crandall, Michael Mina’s Strip Steak Niven Patel, Ghee Jeremiah Bullfrog, Square Pie City Brian Mullins, Ms Cheezious Roel Alcudia, Mandolin Andrew Zarzosa, Yuzu Babe Froman, Fine Sausages Santiago Gomez, Cantina Viente Alexander Powell, market at EDITION Alex Mayer + Luciana Giangrandi, La Pollita Fernando Chang, Itamae David Coupe + Josue Pena, Faena Miami Beach Karla Hoyos, Bazaar by Jose Andres Miami Beach Jason Morale, Pastry Bazaar by Jose Andres Miami Beach Featured Mixologist: Dave Simmons and the Anderson crew Duck Provided by Florida Fresh Meats (sustainable and pasture raised) Foie and Duck Provided by La Belle Farms (hormone free) Eco Friendly plates provided by F.O.H
Cobaya Experiment #72 was a trip back in time. Back to 1954, the year the legendary Fontainebleau Hotel was born. Michael Mina's Stripsteak was decorated with photographs and paraphernalia dating back to the 50's. The concept was created by chef William Crandall along with bar director Seth Weinberg. It was a pleasure having two talented individuals who I've watched grow and succeed over the years in the Cobaya kitchen. And they did not disappoint.
Chef Crandall spent time researching and studying old menus from the hotel and did a fantastic job modernizing classic dishes. He started the night off with a creamy foie gras torchon topped with toasted pumpernickel bread that added a lovely texture to the delicious dish. Other highlights included a flavorful intermezzo featuring blood orange, mango and yuzu sorbet topped with champagne and a spritz of Pernod. That was followed by a fantastic updated version of steak diane that was packed with flavor and melted in your mouth. Pastry chef Breanna Tepper came to play too and ended the night on a sugar high with not one but two wonderful desserts. Cocktails played a big role in the night too. Seth did a tremendous job re-creating classic cocktails and probably spent even more time sourcing the numerous vintage spirits we were treated to throughout the meal. He also knows his Frank Sinatra songs (see below). Huge hat tip to chef Will and Seth for putting a lot of thought and effort into a unique Cobaya Experiment. And thanks to the entire kitchen crew and service team for contributing to the fun night. And big thanks to the guinea pig nation for your continued support.
History of the Fontainebleau featured inside the menu
Cobaya underground and experimental dinner #71 went down on December 18th, 2017 at Ariete in Coconut Grove. Chef Michael Beltran treated the guinea pigs to a classically inspired delicious meal from start to finish. His flavors were great and execution was solid. Chef Beltran is a young rising star chef who has worked for some of Miami's best chefs including Norman Van Aken and Michael Schwartz. Miami needs more home grown talented chefs like Michael so head to the Grove and support a local chef and restaurant doing things the right way.
Brioche herb butter, truffle butter
Canapés stone crab beggars purses, cherries and chicken liver, tostone smoked fish rilletes
Chef Patel hard at work. Cobaya experiment #69 took the guinea pigs on a trek down to Homestead on a beautiful Saturday night. The dinner was located at Chef Niven Patel's backyard farm where he prepared several courses of farm-to-table Indian cuisine. It should be noted that he had serious help in the kitchen from his mother and mother-in-law. This was a great meal and a very fun night. Niven opened his first restaurant this year, Ghee in Downtown Dadeland which specializes in flavorful Indian fare. He recently opened a second location in the Design District. I highly recommend paying him a visit. Photo Recap Below
Rancho Patel in Homestead.
The calm before the Guinea Pig Storm...
Welcome Cocktail courtesy of the now open Edukos. ghee wiz sake | basil infused mango juice | clove and coriander simple syrup
80 die hard Guinea Pigs made the drive down to Homestead and enjoyed a fantastic meal.