Meal Planner: “Oysters and Champagne”, O Cinema Food Docs And More This Week In Miami

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Each week, MIAbites presents the Weekly Nibble, featuring curated foodie events in and around Miami.  All listings are subject to change, so always call ahead to confirm details, prices and times.

March 21st-April 3rd In honor of “Nowruz”, also known as the Persian New Year, Byblos Miami has created a celebratory four-course prix fixe menu to welcome in the New Year. Celebrated by Iranian people worldwide as the start of the year and the first day of spring.  Byblos has created a menu with traditional Persian New Year dishes. The special menu will be available from March 21st – April 3rd and guests will enjoy an array of Eastern Mediterranean delicacies. The menu is $70 per person. Byblos Miami 1545 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139

Friday April 1st– CITY OF GOLD, documentary about quirky LA food critic, Jonathan Gold, opens at O Cinema Wynwood for a weeklong screening beginning at 7 pm on Friday April 1st.  Full schedule on O Cinema website  O Cinema 90 NW 29th St. Miami FL 305 571 9970

Friday April 1st- Stop by the new cocktail bar at Alter for a very special private event. Bar Alter is thrilled to welcome Casamigos Tequila and to celebrate it they will be showcasing a selection of Casamigos Tequila Cocktails. Casamigos is small batch, ultra premium tequila made from the finest, hand-selected 100% Blue Weber agaves, grown in the rich red clay and cool climate of the Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. Bar Alter is open 5pm-Midnight, but complimentary cocktails will be served during Happy Hour 5-7 pm subject to availability. Alter  223 NW 23rd St. Miami FL.

Saturday April 2nd- from 7-9 pmThe Traymore Gin Bar at Metropolitan by COMO presents its newly created evening for the ladies and their guests. “Oysters and Champagne” presented by Pommery offers all oysters for $2 each, while ladies drink Pommery Brut Royal Champagne for FREE for the entire two-hour duration.  This special evening is anticipated to be massively popular with local residents who are known to crave the local selection of oysters while taking advantage of unlimited champagne – compliments of the house. The Traymore Restaurant and Bar at Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach 2445 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140.  For more information, visit

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Sunday April 3rd–  Cochon 555 returns to Miami featuring 5 Chefs, 5 Pigs and 5 Winemakers competing for the Miami title in the 8th Annual Cochon 555 Tour.  Held this year at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach the event features nose-to-tail creations from Chefs Xavier Torres/ Drunken Dragon, Alex Chang/ Vagabond, Anthony LePape/Ritz-Carlton, Michael Fiorello/Beachcraft and Diego Oka/La Mar by Gaston Acurio.  Tickets are $125 or $200 VIP and available on website Ritz Carlton 1 Lincoln Rd. Miami Beach FL. 

Sunday April 3rd- Miami kicks off BBQ season for the whole family with Grillin N Chillin, the Miami BBQ Festival held in Wynwood.Everyone will enjoy the best BBQ in every style from Memphis, Texas or Kansas City barbecue to the well-known Brazilian Churrasco and Argentine Parrillada. Kids will have a blast in the family fun zone, while adults enjoy drinks and sports in The Pit, a pop-up sports bar. Get smoked in the Kitchen Lab by the best in the biz, who will share tips and tricks for the BBQ master in all of us. Advance tickets Cola Plantin Wynwood. 550 NW 24 ST Miami, FL  33127.

Monday April 4th –  It’s #MolluskMadness as Mignonette hosts the FINAL Oyster slurping contest that pits MIAbites contributor and Check, Please Associate Producer, Paula Echevarria against Steven Scharf, aka The Chowfather.  Stop by for oysters, lobster rolls,seafood and watch as Paula tries to beat her record of 36 oysters in 2 minutes and take home the winning trophy. Mignonette 210 NE 18th St, Miami, FL 33132 (305) 374-4635

Wednesday, April 6, at 7PM- James Beard winning chef, Michelle Bernstein will welcome a cavalcade of local food & beverage luminaries for a dinner celebrating all-things-Michy at her newest spot CENA by Michy. To help celebrate her delicious decade, guest chefs Lindsay Autry, Timon Balloo, Jason Schaan, Berenice de Araujo and Sarah Sipe – all alums – will join Bernstein and CENA by Michy chef de cuisine Mikey Mayta for a not-to-be-missed five- course dinner paired with wines by former Michy’s sommelier Allegra Angelo.  Master mixologist Julio Cabrera, who helped make Bernstein’s Sra. Martinez one of the hottest cocktail spots in the country, will return and serve two special cocktails so attendees can toast in style.  The paired wine dinner is priced at $150 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Tickets for the alumni dinner must be purchased in advance through Resy. CENA by Michy  6927 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami.  (305) 759-2001.

Thursday March 31st- Saturday April 9th– To continue the celebration of Chef Michelle Bernstein’s ten years, CENA by Michy will feature a different menu special pulled from the restaurant’s history books.  Infamous dishes – one a night for ten nights – will vary and will not be repeated, though social media followers might get advance word of what to expect.  It’s a rare chance to enjoy a Bernstein classic that has long been benched, from conch escargot style and Michy’s bouillabaisse to her killer carbonara.  “Some of these dishes have been enjoying retirement,” Bernstein quips, “though people ask for them regularly.  It’ll be nice to bring them out for the night.” CENA by Michy 6927 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami.  (305) 759-2001.

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

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