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.
February 17-March 13
Alinea will be bringing its science-defying molecular fare to the new and uber swanky Faena. Starting February 17th, diners can scratch this culinary experience off their list without having to fly to Chicago. Matter of fact, the pop-up is due to the fact that Alinea will be putting service to a halt for renovations after 10 years of dishing out fabled 18-course tasting menus. But fret not, because chef Grant Achatz will be introducing the next level of Alinea. What that means: flavors from South America, Cuba and Miami. Achatz and co-owner Nick Kokonas are keeping true to policy and not divulging a single detail while you're sitting in your chair, so if you want to get a taste better book asap. Dinners take place from February 17-March 13, from Wednesday-Sunday (for a total of 20 dinners and 86 covers per night). And just like in Chicago, prices will increase for later on in the week (starting at $275 for Wednesday and going up to $385 for Friday). Optional wine pairing will be available and range from $150 to $495. Tickets at Alinea in Residence's website. Faena, 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140, 305-534-8800.
Foodies, wine connoisseurs, world-famous chefs and celebrities convene for the South Beach Food & Wine Festival. This year's events include Barilla's Italian Bites on the Beach hosted by Giada De Laurentiis, The Art of Tiki: A Cocktail Showdown hosted by Guy Fieri, wine seminars and more. For more information about activities, guest chefs, and to purchase tickets, visit South Beach Food & Wine Festival's official website
COCHON 555 (five chefs, five pigs, five winemakers), a traveling culinary competition and tasting event, heads to Miami. Created to promote a national conversation around the sustainable farming of heritage breed pigs, each event challenges five local chefs to prepare a menu from heritage breed pigs. Tickets start at $125. For more information, visit the official website
The Mai Kai in Fort Lauderdale offers happy hour in the Molokai Bar from opening to 7 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Guests can enjoy half off appetizers and drinks (excluding bottles of wine, champagne, Sidewinder's Fang and the Mystery Drink). Mai Kai, 3599 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, 954-563-3272.
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.
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