Miami-South Florida Culinary Events
Hungry? Need to fill your culinary calendar? Here is where you will find all the restaurant and culinary happenings in Miami-South Florida. We feature a calendar of special dinners, tasting menus, prix-fixe meals, food festivals and other culinary events, including regularly occurring food events as well as special one-time-only events featuring top chefs. Keep checking back so you can know all that's going on in the world of restaurant and food events in Miami-South Florida.
Discover fine rums from around the world at the annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, a two-day celebration of the art of cane spirits by rum producers, experts and enthusiasts. The event will feature tastings, seminars, workshops and cocktail competitions. General admission is $50 and VIP tickets are $65. Buy tickets and find more information at www.miamirumfest.com
Wednesdays through Saturdays
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach is cruising into season with Nautical Nights, a seafaring feast at The DiLido Beach Club, for a Hamptons meets South Beach dining experience. Saturday evenings, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., navigate to the only beachside restaurant on South Beach offering al fresco seating and fresh from the sea delicacies. Opulent local seafood creations by chef de cuisine Andres Meraz include a “wrecked” raw bar, 40 pound roasted grouper and seafood bake for $59 per guest. Guests can raise a glass to unlimited Veuve Clicquot champagne for $49, or enjoy 10 Cane Rum crafted cocktails to compliment the seafood dinging series. The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach, One Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach, FL 33139, 786-276-4000.
Daily from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., db bistro moderne offers happy hour featuring half-price beer, wine and specialty cocktails, as well as half off the whole bar menu. db bistro moderne, JW Marriott Marquis Miami, 255 Biscayne Blvd. Way, Miami, FL 33131, 305-421-8800.
Monday through Friday
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill offers happy hour from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Normally $12 drinks are $7 and bar bites run $2-5. Options might include the Eden (Herradura Silver tequila, Japanese cucumber juice, cilantro, and aromatic celery bitters). Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill, Midtown Miami, 3250 NE First Ave., Miami, FL 33137, 786-369-0353.
At the Mandarin Oriental, Miami's Azul, chef Jacob Anaia is now offering private cooking classes in the restaurant's open kitchen. Held on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the hands-on culinary experiences include a three-course lunch (planned between the chef and participants), plus paired wines by Azul sommelier Claudio Giordano, recipe booklet and an Azil apron. Price: $575 for one or two people, with a supplement for larger groups. For reservations, call 305-913-8358. Azul, Mandarin Oriental, Miami, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, FL 33131, 305-913-8254.