Miami Meal Planner: From A Latte Art Competition To A Shrimp Boil, There Is A Lot Going On This Week

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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.

Friday June 10th–  Sundown Grillout 6-9 pm -The Miami Design District’s Palm Court is the perfect setting for James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz’ all-new events series celebrating food and culture – The Genuine Summer Series, presented by Lynx Grills. Kicking off Friday, June 10 from 6-9PM with a Sundown Grillout featuring pairings with special attention to Riesling varietals, presented by The Genuine Hospitality Group’s sommelier and beverage manager Amanda Fraga.  Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour with passed bites followed by a three-course seated dinner at farm-style tables. The evening will feature live music from Marcus Grant “Mutes & Roots” Jazz Trio$85, plus tax and gratuity. Tickets for Genuine Summer Series are available online in advance, as well as on-site the day of the event (subject to availability). Visit michaelsgenuine.com/summerseries

Miami Latte Art Competition at Threefold Cafe

Saturday June 11th– Latte Art competition at 4pm at Threefold Café in Coral Gables. Join Judges and hosts, Nick Sharp from Threefold Café, Ryan Hall from Panther and MIAbites own @AndyMiami, Andrew Giambarba for what promises to be a fun competition between baristas and coffee lovers. The Latte Art competition promises $500 to the winner and an equal or greater contribution to the charity chosen as the first recipient: “Touching Miami With Love”.  For more information email Nick@ThreefoldCafe.com or AndyMiami@gmail.com. Threefold Café’s 141 Giralda Ave. Coral Gables.

Regent Cocktail Club Art of Martini

Sunday June 12th- The Regent Cocktail Club and Stoli invites guests to the Art of The Martini competition from 6-8 pm to mingle with the top competitors as they compete for a spot in the Global Bartender Celebration in Ibiza.  Guests will also enjoy open bar provided by Stoli and hors d’oeuvres from Dolce Italian.  The Gale South Beach1690 Collins Ave. Miami Beach.

Old Bay Shrimp Boil Gastropod

Friday June 17th- Old Bay All Day- New Orleans style SHRIMP Boil with Chef Kurtis Jantz and Gastropod’s Jeremiah Bullfrog.  Live music by Uncle Scotchy and friends shrimp boil and all the fixins! po’boys! beignets! cafe au lait! craft beer! A little bit of Louisiana comes to Wynwood. Tickets on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-bay-all-day-tickets-25649857414?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTAyMjE3MjUvZWxsZW5AY3RiaXRlcy5jb20vMA%3D%3D&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=eventimage&ref=enivtefor001  Gastropod 168 NW 26th St – 168 Northwest 26th Street, Miami, FL 33127 

The Dutch Paella & Vino

Thursday June 16th- The Dutch at W South Beach will kick off summer with an al fresco  “Paella y Vino” dinner on Thursday, June 16 from 6:30PM – 10PM. For only $40 per person, guests can enjoy a myriad of traditional Spanish plates with a modern twist, including a large and delicious Paella Valenciana, created by Executive Chef Adonay Tafur. Critically acclaimed Pastry Chef Josh Gripper will also be showcasing his talent with specially curated desserts. The “vino” portion of the evening includes $8 glasses/$24 pitchers of sangria. The Dutch in the W Hotel 2201 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL

Taste of The Nation No Kid Hungry South Florida

Friday June 17th- Gearing up for its 28th year, South Florida’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry – the region’s premier culinary benefit featuring top chefs from Miami-Dade and Broward counties –will showcase over 80 of the hottest restaurants from Dade and Broward counties, top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists and an impressive array of auction items in a benefit for No Kid Hungry, national non-profit with goal to end childhood hungry in the US.  The annual event migrates to Wynwood’s SoHo Studios. General Admission tickets are priced at $125, and VIP ( 6 pm admission) at $250.  For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit: NoKidHungry.org/SouthFlorida.

New and Ongoing:

The Drawing Room Miami New cocktails

The Drawing Room Bar & Lounge at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach invites guests to experience their new summer cocktail menu. The liquid artists at the popular South Beach bar have stirred up several unique combinations using The Drawing Room’s in-house made liqueur, artisanal Florida spirits, local ingredients and botanicals to create exceptional cocktails. Along with the new cocktail menu come two champagne-based summer cocktails. “Pineapples in Champagne” gives guests a refreshing savor of fresh pineapple, St.Augustine pure cane vodka and prosecco while “The Talking Melon” is crafted with honeydew, fresh picked mint and served with The Drawing Room’s infused melon. The Drawing Room Shelborne Wyndham Hotel 1801 Collins Ave Miami Beach FL

Pubbelly Boys Blended Burger Project

The Pubbelly Boys kick off the 2nd Annual James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project, which challenges chefs to create a “Better Burger” by blending chopped meat with mushrooms and other healthy ingredients.  Chef Mendin brings his creative touch and unique sense of flavor through a menu of specialty burgers served every Wednesday from June 8 to July 27.Each week the restaurant adds a special burger, created by a series of  Miami “guest chefs”, who will appear in the restaurant on their special night. $1 of all proceeds from the guest burgers will be donated to the James Beard Foundation initiative. For “guest chef” burger schedule and more info visit MIAbites article: http://www.miabites.com/home/2016/6/5/pubbelly-burger-series-kicks-off-better-burger-project

( Information provided by various sources and subject to change.  Please confirm all details beforehand and make reservations as necessary )

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