Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sunday Night Family Meal @ Vagabond

Vagabond Restaurant & Bar
7301 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138  

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Cobaya Seagrape 10/6/15

Cobaya experiment 56 went down at Michelle Bernstein's Seagrape restaurant located at the Thompson hotel on Miami Beach. 26 guinea pigs were treated to a terrific night thanks to Jason Schaan, executive sous chef at the Thompson along with the recently promoted chef de cuisine of Seagrape, Tony Velazquez and their kitchen team.

This was the second foray into the Cobaya Kitchen for both chefs. Jason assisted Michelle at Cobaya 12 and Tony assisted Paula DaSilva at Cobaya 27. Wine director Zach Gossard is another Cobaya veteran. He was responsible for the impressive pairing at Cobaya 45 with Danny Grant at the now defunct Restaurant 1826. As expected, he delivered another outstanding pairing which was a steal at $35. Don't sleep the pairings guinea pigs.

The front of the house was in the hands of another Cobaya vet, general manager Jorge Anaya-Lopez who always brings a touch of class to the table.

I've always been interested in doing a solo Cobaya with Jason because he's on the short list of underrated talents in Miami. He's been cooking with Michelle for over ten years dating back to Azul and was her chef de cuisine at Michy's. As Biggie would say "if you don't know now you know...."

Tony is on the rise and has previously worked under Kerry Simon, Alessandro Stratta, Bradley Ogden and Joachim Splichal.

We did not eat or drink any seagrapes but the night was littered with a plethora of my favorite things  highlighted by fantastic whole roasted foie gras. Pastry chef Richard Vaughn ended the night on a sugar high with his coconut and plum pies.

Big thanks to the entire Seagrape and Thompson team for an enjoyable night and to all the guinea pigs for your continued interest and support.

Calm before the guinea pig storm...


l'explorateur and shaved lardo

Masami Wagyu Beef Belly Tartare
chorizo, quail egg, bearnaise sabayon

Maine Lobster Toast
salted butter, shaved radish, trout caviar

The terrific trio of snacks 

Sparkling Rose of Gamay, Grandin, Nuits Saint Georges

Brussel Sprouts
tonnato, bottarga, rye toast

Pasta "Vongole"
hand-rolled garganelli, venus clams, manila clams, salsify, uni butter

Domaine Lupin Roussette de Savoie, Frangy

Side of uni butter!!!!

Whole Roasted Foie Gras
vadouvan spiced pumpkin jam and house brioche

La Tour "Vielles Vignes" Banyuls, Roussillon

Crispy Potato Wrapped Fluke
burgundy black truffle, artichoke barigoule, calabrian chili roe

Domaine Joseph Voillot Bourgogne Rouge, Volnay

Colorado Lamb Chop
fall legumes, lamb sweetbreads, potato gnocchi, roasted bone jus

August Clape "Vin de Amie," Northern Rhone

Blood Orange Sorbet Intermezzo

Coconut Cream Pie

Plum & Raisin Pie

A sweet ending to a delight full night.

4041 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140
(786) 605-1043

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Football Fiesta Sundays @ Bodega (South Beach)

Join Bodega Taqueria & Tequila every NFL Sunday from 12 noon - 4 p.m., for their Football Fiesta party.  Opening its doors early, Football Fiesta takes place weekly from noon to 4 p.m., where guests can enjoy the regular menu along with speciality items added, including: a $2 Taco special, Gameday Nachos, Pigs in an Empananada, and Bodega Guacamole. Enjoy $2 draft beers, $2 Dobel shots, and $6 specialty cocktails all while watching NFL games on three 70” TVs. Dolphins fans will share the victory LOSS with a free shot of Tequila when their team scores a touchdown.

Noon – 4 p.m.
Every NFL Sunday at Bodega

Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
1220 16th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Going to Sun Life for an upcoming game? Check out Bodega at Sun Life Stadium at Sections 142A, 329 & 345A!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Eggs & Kegs! Jets v. Dolphins @ Hard Rock Cafe 10/4/15

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

2015 Game 4 - October 4th, 2015 9:30am

Join the South Florida Jets Fan Club, Hard Rock Cafe and Big O from WQAM for Eggs & Kegs event for the Jets at Dolphins game.
New York Jets at Miami Dolphins
Live from Wembley Stadium – London
Watch the Game on our Big Screen and Flat Screen TV’s
Enjoy an amazing breakfast buffet and beverage specials
Prizes to be given away during the game

Live Remote with WQAM Sports Radio Celebrity Big O
Silent Auction Items to benefit “Pinktober” with philanthropic partner
Memorial Hospital Breast Cancer Center

Breakfast Buffet

Omelet Station
Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs
Sausage Links
Belgium Style Waffles with toppings to include Blueberry and Strawberry, Whipped Cream
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Breakfast Potatoes
Shrimp and Grit
Assorted Yogurts with Fresh Fruit and Granola
Assorted Bagels with Cream Cheese & Preserves
Assorted Juices to include Orange, Cranberry and Grapefruit
Freshly Brewed Coffee

$25.00 Per Person
(+6% sales tax and 20% gratuity)

Beverage Specials

5 for $15 Bud/Bud Light Buckets
$5 Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s
$5 Shot of the Day
$5 Selected Premium Well Cocktails, Draft Beer and House wine.

Reservations being accepted by phoning 954-315-9108 or you can email us at hollywood_social@hardrock.com