Monday, August 27, 2007

Miami Food Events

  • Jaguar offers a complimentary “Classic Peruano” Ceviche spoon during Jaguar’s “Escape the Heat” happy hour. Enjoy the Cat’s Meow and other Latin American specialty drinks for only $5.45 Monday-Friday from 4pm-7pm. (Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Latam Grill / 3067 Grand Avenue Coconut Grove / 305.444.0216)
  • Launched in June, the Mondays with Michael cooking class and dinner party series offers hardcore gourmets the opportunity to cook alongside Bloise in the Wish kitchen, then enjoy a special multi-course wine dinner. The next class is “Strange Fruit” on Monday, August 27. Priced at $175 per person (all-inclusive) each class, capped at 16 attendees, begins at 6:30 p.m. sharp with a cocktail reception, followed by the interactive cooking class and ending with dinner. To register for a cooking class call (305) 674-9474. Wish is located at The Hotel, 801 Collins Avenue in South Beach.
  • I recently tried Partida Tequila, a new tequila made with organic agave nectar, and I am now hooked! If you like tequila, you should not miss out on this event: Café Sambal, the Asian waterfront restaurant at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, presents a four-course tequila dinner on Tuesday, August 28. Executive Chef Tom Parlo has created the menu, to be paired with specifically chosen selections of Partida Tequila to complement the flavors of each course. The menu includes: Salmon, Hamachi and Toro Tartare with Partida Blanco Tequila Horseradish Cream, Taro Crusted Foie Gras with Pears Poached in Partida Reposado Tequila, US Kobe Sirloin, Japanese Peppercorn Sauce with Partida Anejo Tequila, King Oyster Mushroom, Key Lime Tofu Brulee, Tempura Strawberry. Throughout the dinner, Ms. Sofia Partida of Partida Tequila will be on hand to discuss the tequila pairings, and answer questions. Price is $90 per person plus tax and gratuity. Pre-dinner cocktails begin at 6:30pm followed by an intimate dinner at 7pm. Seating is limited, so RSVP early. For reservations, call (305) 913 8358.

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