As The Mercury Drops In South Florida, The Local Food World Heats Up

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Monday January 18th– Beginning January 18th, Red Ginger in SoFi will be offering a new lunch menu from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. daily.  The new menu will feature both ongoing favorites and new additions including entrée salads, rice bowls and bento boxes perfect for a quick sit down lunch, delivery or pick up.  Menu highlights will include the Salmon & Crab Buns, Lobster Banh Mi, Wagyu Beef Burger, and Japanese IPA Tempura Seabass.  Also offered will be four rice bowl options with a choice of Vegetables, Grilled Chicken, Duck Confit or Tiger Prawns plus four bento box options (Sashimi, Nigiri, Maki, and truffle salmon maki).  In addition, Red Ginger has expanded the dinner menu to include a robata steak selection and seafood dishes like the Lobster Pad Thai.  Red Ginger 736 First Street Miami Beach FL. (305) 433-6876

Thursday January 21st – BLT Prime Miami will partner with local home-grown beer makers  M.I.A. Brewing for a five course dinner featuring seasonal beers from the Doral-based brewery and tap room. Miami Herald Food Editor Evan Benn, a national beer writer for Esquire, Beer Advocate and other publications, will serve as host for the event; The evening will get underway at 7 PM on Thursday, January 21. Priced at $75 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity, reservations are required at 305-591-6066BLT Prime Trump National Doral
4400 NW 87th Ave Miami, FL 33178.

Friday January 22nd and Saturday January 23rd–  In preparation for the upcoming 2016 Miami Marathon on Sunday, January 24 , Scarpetta, Fontainebleau Miami Beach, will offer marathon runners ( or anyone for that matter ) a special $45  “Carb-Up” 3 course prix-fixe menu. The menu is only available from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23. The three-course menu is a delicious way to power up before the big run; specially crafted to ensure runners’ muscles are fueled and energy levels are up for optimal performance. Among the menu items starter choices included are their popular creamy polenta with fricassee of truffled mushroom and main courses choices include their Spaghetti with tomato and basil and Duck & Foie Gras Ravioli. Scarpetta 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL  877 326 7412.

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Saturday January 23rd– StripSteak by Michael Mina at The Fontainebleau kickoffs off their 2016 Cellar 1954 Wine & Dinner series with a decadent five-course menu prepared by StripSteak chef de cuisine Derrick Roberts, complemented by seven different wines from Darioush. Darioush Khaledi and his wife Shahpar founded Darioush in 1997. The Darioush Estate has flourished over time and is now comprised of 120 acres in Southern Napa Valley spanning the Mount Veeder and Oak Knoll American viticultural areas.  Each of the five courses will be paired with a different varietal from the label. Priced at $225 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity, the luxurious evening will begin at 8 p.m.  Strip Steak by Michael Mina 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL 877 326 7412.

New and Ongoing:

GK Bistronomie in Wynwood just launched their new happy hour. Specials include craft cocktails for $5 and all beers and select wines are 1/2 price – offered every day from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. GK Bistronomie serves Peruvian dishes offering a selection of tiraditos, ceviches, appetizers and main courses. The outdoor “kitchen bar” serves classic Peruvian sours including Pisco, Chicha and Passionfruit. GK Bistronomie 218 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127 786 477 5151

Le Zoo, Stephen Starr’s newest South Florida restaurant, is excited to announce the debut of its new brunch menu Saturday and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm.  Located in the Bal Harbour Shops, Le Zoo transports diners to the French bistros of days gone by and offers a relaxed atmosphere amongst the hustle and bustle of the nearby shops. The menu offers a wide selection, including delicious egg dishes like eggs benedict and poached egg basquaise with creamy polenta and prosciutto. In addition to traditional brunch fare like French toast topped with pineapple and freshly baked pastries, Le Zoo will be serving up French classics like French onion soup gratinée, escargots, and steak frites. An extensive raw bar and inspired cocktail list round out the menu to offer the ideal weekend brunch experience.  Le Zoo 9700 Collins Ave Bal Harbour, FL 33154 (305) 602-9663

( Information provided by various sources and subject to change.  Please confirm all details ahead of time )

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