Notable and imaginative pairing dinners are on the horizon in South Florida; taking a page from the traditional multi-course Wine Dinner book, spirits, beer and sake are now strong contenders for an equally food-fascinating evening. Fairly priced, creative menus and access to the Chefs make this new wave of dinners approachable and appealing to an even wider audience of food and beverage enthusiasts. Edge Steak & Bar, SAIA and Steak 954 will be hosting a summer series of dinners so if you miss this go ’round of dinners there will be plenty more to choose from.
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Edge, Steak & Bar at the Four Seasons Miami will host its monthly Specialty Dinner tonight, Tuesday, May 29 at 7:00 p.m. ( it’s never too late for Miami) Executive Chef Aaron Brooks and restaurant chef James King lead the monthly Specialty Dinner Night. Brooks and King personally guide the monthly interactive dining experience; tonight’s dinner will be paired with craft beers from Cigar City Beers and High West Whiskeys. The dinner is $99 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. The monthly dinners take place the last Tuesday of every month. Edge, Steak & Bar is located at 1435 Brickell Avenue on the 7th floor of Four Seasons Hotel Miami (305) 381-3190
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, hosts its complimentary monthly full moon Starry Night Movie Classics on The Courtyard this June 3 at 7pm, the feature presentation is Jaws (Kick off to Summer). The Bizcaya Fountain Courtyard transforms into an al fresco cinema with cafe lighting, plush couches and outdoor dining set amongst a cascading fountain. Specialty cocktails and cuvees, Italian and Mediterranean-influenced appetizers will be served a la carte. Casual, chic and open to the public; Complimentary valet parking. In the event of rain, movie will be available for viewing indoors. The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, 3300 Southwest 27th Avenue Coconut Grove, 305-644-4680
Moonrise Dinner at Cioppino, Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne June 4, 6-10pm. Tequesta Indians who called Key Biscayne home named it “Bischiyano,” or “favorite path of the rising moon,” because it is the best spot in Miami to watch a full moon rise over the Atlantic without the distraction of city lights. Enjoy this spectacular and romantic moonrise at Cioppino as they celebrate with a four-course menu inspired by Sicilia Italy; $60 per person/$90 with wine, plus tax and gratuity OR order directly from the Cioppino menu. Cioppino The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, 455 Grand Bay Drive Key Biscayne, call for reservations 305-365-4286
Casa D’Angelo Ristorante will host the10th Annual “A Taste of Italy” benefitting the Pace Center for Girls Broward on Tuesday, June 5 beginning with a wine reception at 6pm. Chef/Owner Angelo Elia and his wife Denise have hosted the fundraiser for the past decade at their fashionable Fort Lauderdale location. Elia and his culinary team will prepare and serve a four course dinner for attendees. A fundraising auction with bidding opportunities for premium wines and entertainment packages will be a part of the evening’s program along with a Drawing for the opportunity win a vacation package to Atlantis, Paradise Island valued at $2,500. This special drawing ticket is $50; the lucky ticketholder wins a 4-night ocean view room in Royal Towers for 2 people, airport transfers in Bahamas, a water dolphin interaction and dinner one night at Casa D’Angelo, Atlantis for up to 4 people. Tickets for the dinner are $300 each. Click here to purchase your tickets or to inquire about more information. Casa D’Angelo 1201 North Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale (954) 564-1234
SAIA at the B Ocean Hotel is hosting a Southeast Asian and Sake dinner on Tuesday, June 12th for $54/person or $99/couple; the menu will be 6-courses of Asian fusion prepared by Executive Chef Subin Chenkorsorn. Along with the dinner pairing, a Sake informational will also be led. The price of the dinner is all inclusive and valet is complimentary. To make reservations call 954.302.5252 . SAIA, B Ocean Hotel 999 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd Fort Lauderdale
Executive Chef Jason Landon Smith of Steak 954 will be hosting a summer of Wine War Dinners. Next in the lineup is Bordeaux vs. Meritage and New World Syrah vs. Rhone Valley and Hermitage. Stay tuned for dates, menus and prices. Steak 954 at the W Fort Lauderdale 401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, 954.414.8333