SEE GIADA DE LAURENTIIS LIVE AT THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Tickets available at www.arshtcenter.org
Beginning October 24 with one of Food Network’s most recognizable faces, Giada De Laurentiis, Miami audiences will have the opportunity to spend one evening each month with their favorite gastronomic gurus in the Arsht Center’s magnificent Knight Concert Hall. Each engagement includes an intimate interview about the celebrity chef’s personal culinary journey hosted by one of Miami’s own top chefs, a mouth-watering live cooking demonstration, and a question-and-answer session with the audience. VIP ticket holders will mingle with the Chef and sample food prepared during the demonstration at the VIP party after the show. Giada De Laurentiis is the star of the hit shows Everyday Italian, and Giada’s Weekend Getaway’s on The Food Network. She is a frequent guest on “The Today Show,” and the author of the best-selling cookbooks Everyday Italian, Everyday Pasta and The New York-Times # 1 bestseller, Giada’s Family Dinners. Her millions of devoted fans treasure her family-favorite pasta recipes as well as her quick, healthy and satisfying dishes created with traditional Italian ingredients and techniques.
OKTOBERFEST AT PRIME BLUE GRILLE
Prime Blue Grille, 315 Biscayne Boulevard, 305-358-5900.
Prime Blue Grille, the contemporary steakhouse that has been making waves on Miami’s culinary scene since July 2007, is celebrating Oktoberfest – in true Prime Blue Grille fashion – with the return of their popular program Endless Pours, every Saturday and Sunday in October. Originally introduced in July as their first anniversary celebration, the promotion, featuring endless pours of wine tastings for diners, was a favorite with guests and staff. Offered as a complimentary addition with the purchase of dinner on Saturdays and Sundays in October, the wine stewards at Prime Blue Grille will pour a selection of 10-12 top wines, including sparkling, white, red, dessert and port, that will feature German wines and change each week.
THE REGENT BAL HARBOUR ANNOUNCES JAZZ BRUNCH SERIES
10295 Collins Avenue, Bal Harbour , $67.00 per person, 305-455-5460
A fabulous new Sunday tradition is being established in South Florida – The Regent Bal Harbour’s sumptuous jazz brunch. The ongoing event will take place Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the stunning luxury resort’s gorgeous ocean front restaurant, 1 Bleu. Each week, one of South Florida’s most talented jazz artists or ensembles will perform the perfect accompaniment to breathtaking views and a lavish brunch buffet. The delectable repast overflows with options including breakfast entrees ranging from omelet and waffle stations with all the fixings to an assortment of delectable salads; charcuterie and carving stations. A spectacular raw bar featuring a stunning display of fresh seafood including shrimp, oysters, mussels, langoustine, clams and stone crab claws in season. Brunch is made even more enjoyable by the knowledge that a portion of the proceeds will go to a worthy cause. Through October 19, The Regent Bal Harbour is joining forces with Food & Wine magazine to take part in “Grow for Good.”
NEW COCKTAIL FOOD MENU AT BOURBON STEAK
Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club; 19999 West Country Club Drive; Aventura 33180
(786) 279-6600, visit www.bourbonsteakmiami.com.
A new cocktail food menu will be available at the chic bar on October 1. While sipping on signature drinks like the Bramble and Key Lime Pie Martini, guests can enjoy a number of tasty treats from an “Ice-Cold Shellfish” selection that includes daily oysters, middle-neck clams and spiced-poached prawns ($3-4) to “Small Bites” like the crab ‘Louie’ lettuce cups, ahi tartare with Asian pear and ancho chile, cumin-dusted tempura gulf shrimp, American kobe beef sliders and mini-BBQ pulled-pork sandwich ($4-7 per piece); a couple “Shared Bites” – Serrano ham or foie gras mousse ($12-13); and the world’s most prized “Caviar by the Ounce” Iranian golden osetra and Russian osetra ($250-395). Open daily for dinner Monday-Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m., closed Sunday.
MIAMI SPICE EXTENDED
Many restaurants have extended Miami Spice through September. Log onto ilovemiamispice.com to learn about participating restaurants.