ANTHONY BOURDAIN, MICHELLE BERNSTEIN AND ALTON BROWN LIVE IN MIAMI
Tickets available now: http://www.arshtcenter.org/tickets/
Anthony Bourdain will be at the Arsht Center’s magnificent Knight Concert Hall on November 14 and Alton Brown will be live on December 13 with Michelle Bernstein. 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. Tickets from $25-$150. (Giada De Laurentiis has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. Contact the Box Office for refunds).
BROSIA INTRODUCES SATURDAY BRUNCH
Brosia, located at 163 NE 39th (305) 572-1400. www.brosiamiami.com.
Customers can now indulge in Chef Arthur Artiles’ delectable, seasonally-inspired brunch menu every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tasty brunch menu items, enjoyed under Brosia’s beautiful canopy of oak trees, or in the chic dining room, range from tapas & beginnings ($6-$14), such as tortilla española – traditional Spanish omelet served at room temperature, with sautéed potatoes, grilled onions and romesco salsa, and empanadas of the day, served with a Moroccan style carrot salad. Entrees ($12-$23) include buttermilk pancake stack with toasted walnuts, marinated French cherries and vanilla crema, caramelized apple French toast with vanilla cognac sauce, and an “open face” steak and eggs benedict.
PACIFIC TIME EXTENDS SPICE MENU
Pacific Time at 35 N.E. 40 Street. 305-722-7369. www.pacifictimefl.com.
Success hasn’t spoiled Pacific Time. In the wake of being named one of the
“Best New Restaurants in the USA,” by Esquire Magazine thePacific Spice 3-course lunch will remain available. It includes delicious signature items such as a sesame chicken salad appetizer, wood roasted fish of the day, with preserved lemon, olive oil and capers, and drunken grape parfait. The Spice 3-course dinner menu offers choices such as the Key West shrimp ceviche, short ribs with spiced onion crisps, and a choice of great desserts.
OCTOBER SPECIALS ARE ALL IN THE FAMILY AT FRATELLI LYON
Fratelli Lyon at 4141 Northeast Second Avenue in Miami, 305-572-2901
Ken Lyon, chef/owner of Fratelli Lyon, the popular Design District Italian café , announced that effective immediately, the stylish restaurant will be offering a Menu Fisso on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday evenings throughout the month of October. Suitable for groups of up to 8, the prix fixe four course repast represents a wonderful value at $30 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Once seated, diners are treated to an antipasto platter, featuring selections from Fratelli Lyon’s extensive assortment of antipasti, served family-style. Following that, a chef’s daily risotto or pasta course will be served, after which diners will have a choice of pesce (fish) or carne (meat) before ending the meal with a delicious platter of assorted desserts. Menus will change daily, based on fresh ingredients available in the marketplace. An optional wine flight can be added on for $20 per person, featuring some delightful appellations from Fratelli Lyon’s much-lauded all Italian wine list. Tax and gratuity are not included, and the special menu must be ordered by everyone at the table.
Miami Spice Spirit Lingers at ANDú RESTAURANT & LOUNGE
Andú, 141 SW 7th street in Miami, Florida 33130, (786) 871-7005.
Andú Restaurant & Lounge, will offer nightly three and five course dinners, along with a wonderful Wine of the Week program. The three course dinners, priced at $35-$45 and the five course priced at $55-$60, excluding tax and gratuity, will change every night, with executive chef Nate Martin creating perfectly ensembled menus. Diners will also have the opportunity to add a wine flight with their five course dinner, for just $25. Effective Wednesday, October 1, 2008 the affordably priced dinners, along with the Wine of the Week program, will be on-going, Monday – Saturday through January 31, 2009. Andú’s tantalizing a la carte menu will also be on offer.
Cita’s Italian Chophouse Launches Brunch and Lunch
Cita’s, 3176 Commodore Plaza in Coconut Grove, (305) 446-2207.
Open just over a month and already a favorite spot for Grove locals and savvy foodies, Cita’s Italian Chophouse, at 3176 Commodore Plaza, in the heart of Coconut Grove, has added Saturday and Sunday brunch and lunch service five days a week to its culinary repertoire. Added to meet the demands of enthusiastic customers who just can’t get enough of chef Carlo Macaluso’s authentic Italian fare, owner Ed Benitez launched lunch Monday – Friday, from noon to 3 p.m. and a stellar brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
LOFTIN’S 1116 OCEAN OPENS AT CASA CASUARINA
Open Mondays – Saturdays for dinner, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m., Loftin’s 1116 Ocean is located at Casa Casuarina, 1116 Ocean Drive, South Beach. 305-672-6604.
Located within the famed 1930s Miami Beach landmark Casa Casuarina, owned, operated and orchestrated by mansion owner Peter Loftin, assisted by restaurateur Giorgios Bakatsias, Loftin’s 1116 Ocean, with acclaimed executive chef Dale Ray at the helm, will open to the public Friday, September 26, 2008, 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Formerly offering members-only access to the breathtaking property, it will mark the first time a Casa Casuarina restaurant is open to the public. Taking limited reservations this weekend, at 305-672-6604, the restaurant will be open for dinner and private parties only, Monday – Saturday, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Loftin estimates the average price per person for three generous courses will be around $65. The upscale Mediterranean inspired restaurant, embracing the magic and allure of the famed mosaic tiled mansion formerly owned by Gianni Versace, will offer al fresco seating for 120, on the front terrace, in the central courtyard and at the mansion’s breathtaking grotto pool. The fabulous stone encrusted Medusa Room will be open to members, celebrities and invited guests only.