Thursday, March 27, 2008

Red Light

Chef Kris Wessel's restaurant, Red Light opened tonight. I was unable to locate a menu but it appears that it will be limited for a couple of weeks. I'll post back upon receipt of any updated info and after I try it.
Kris started Paninoteca on Lincoln Road before opening Liaison on Espanola. He was also at Elia at Bal Harbor.

It's up the block from Michy's on Biscayne. 7700 Biscayne@Motel Blu

Bourbon Steak


Curious about Bourbon Steak, the new Michael Mina restaurant at Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort, but worried about the sticker shock? A Wednesday American Institute of Wine & Food dinner may be the ticket.

For the relative bargain price of $105 ($95 for AIWF members), you get a three-course ''Back to Basics'' menu that includes a choice of heirloom tomato soup with lobster grilled cheese or romaine with black olive Caesar dressing; an American Kobe burger, barbecued pork short ribs or wood-grilled organic chicken with sides; and beignets with crème brulée, butterscotch or chocolate pot de crème. Plus wines selected by sommelier Matthew Turner and coffee or tea.

Reservations for the 7 p.m. dinner are available through AIWF at 305-663-9641 or 954-396-3875.

No steak on the menu? I'm passing

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"Wine Down" Wednesday @ Chef Allen

Featuring Rodney Strong Vineyards
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
6:30-7 p.m. Passed Hors D‚ Oeuvres and Wines, 7 p.m. Dinner
$59 per person

Dinner Menu & Pairing
Peanut Roasted Wild Florida Shrimp
West Indian Glass Noodles, Home Grown Lemon Grass Broth
Sauvignon Blanc, Charlotte‚s Home, Rodney Strong, Sonoma

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Grilled DAY BOAT Mahi Mahi
Shiitakes, Verts, Purple Potatoes, Winter Kimchee Slaw
Chardonnay, Chalk Hill, Rodney Strong, Sonoma

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Tamarind Braised Beef Short Ribs
Coconut and Plantain Grits, Ginger Caramelized Carrots
Cabernet Sauvignon, Rodney Strong, Sonoma

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Chocolate Raspberry Paradise
Chocolate and Espresso Mousses, Raspberry Sacher, Valrhona Cocoa Dust
Zinfandel, Knotty Vines, Rodney Strong, Sonoma

CHEF ALLEN’S : South Florida’s Premiere Gourmet Restaurant

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Coffee and Radio Balls

There is a great little coffee shop on Federal Highway in Hollywood called The Coffee Box. They serve great espresso drinks and have the added bonus of a drive thru. Try the cafe bravo.
1080 N Federal Hwy

If coffee isn't your thing head next door to Rosies Gourmet Italian Ices and order a radio ball. It's soft serve ice cream layered with Italian ice. Good stuff. They also have a drive thru window.

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Stone Crabs

You still have some time to enjoy stone crabs before the season ends. I found a great place in Hollywood that sells super fresh and tasty stone crabs. Sizes vary. Large were $20 a pound last time and they will crack them for you. (cash only) They also sell a lot of fresh seafood. Best you will find in area with great prices. They ship to the best restaurants in the country. Definitely check this place out.

Triar Seafood Company
2046 McKinley St. #7 (off dixie highway)
Hollywood Fl 33020

M-Th 7-7
F 7-noon

Charity Beer Dinner @ Lola's on Harrison

Thursday March 27th
Left Hand Charity Beer Dinner
5% of proceeds will go to the

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Children’s Programming
Live latin jazz music provided by Oriente from

1st Course
Lamb Carpaccio with Pickled Vegetables, Creamy Mustard Vinaigrette

Paired with: Left Hand Jackman’s American Pale Ale

2nd Course
Pork and Ginger Potstickers with Garlic-Ginger Dipping Sauce
Paired with: Left Hand JuJu Ginger

rd Course
Duck Pastrami “Reuben”
Herb Russian Dressing, Gruyere Cheese, Fresh Sauerkraut, Caraway Rye Bread & Housemade Spiced Potato Chips
paired With
: Left Hand Ryebock Lager

th Course
Milk Stout “Float”
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Topped with Milk Stout Chocolate Milk Stout Sauce
Paired With: Left Hand Milk Stout



Call 954-927-9851 after 3 PM

2932 Harrison St
Hollywood, Fl

Friday, March 21, 2008

Champagne Deal

Champagne de Venoge Blanc de Noirs Brut- non vintage (Epernay)
$22.99 per btl.

Wine Spectator:

Like a rosé without the color. A round, fruity Champagne, boasting strawberry and cherry aromas and flavors, mellow texture and fine balance. Moderate length. Drink now. 2,000 cases made.–BS

2035 Harrison Street
Hollywood, FL 33020

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