Miami

April 4, 2014

Dinner Lab Miami, a membership-based communal dining experience

Dinner Lab is a membership-based communal dining experience that brings together up-and-coming chefs with enthusiastic diners who are looking for something different as opposed to the traditional restaurant experience. In ten cities across the country Dinner Lab is serving up this unique style of social dining to open-minded diners that have literally become a dining community. Dinner Lab members are not stereotypical, they come from all walks of life, genres, and age with the one common thread linking them together, the desire to share, meet and learn about others with the same like-minded passion for dining experiences. Dinner Lab is mobile and creative, never held in the same location twice; warehouses, rooftops, motorcycle dealerships, there is no end to the eclectic ingenuity of the venue scouting team.

Dinner Lab Miami

Dinner Lab Miami

Last month one of the Dinner Lab events in Miami was held at Mana Miami Production Village, a multipurpose production studio and raw space. Dinner Lab is not about bells & whistles but rather the potter and his clay.

Dinner Lab Miami at Mana Miami Production Village

Dinner Lab Miami at Mana Miami Production Village

Modesty is the nucleus of the Dinner Lab events giving it, its charm and appeal. Our dinner at Mana was chef’d by up-and-comer Ryan Martin who prepared dinner sous vide; [cooking food sealed in airtight plastic bags in a water bath for longer than normal cooking times]. The five course meal took us on a journey of our daily meals.

1st course: Breakfast, 150 degree salt pork, fried quail egg, baby super greens, truffle and yuzu ponzu & coffee salt

 Breakfast Dinner Lab Miami

Breakfast Dinner Lab Miami

2nd course: Lunch, 117-degree steelhead with spicy coconut chive corn & dried miso

Lunch Dinner Lab Miami

Lunch Dinner Lab Miami

3rd course: Afternoon Snack, 183-degree carrot with chorizo & frizzled onions

Afternoon Snack Dinner Lab Miami

Afternoon Snack Dinner Lab Miami

4th course: Dinner, 125-degree fried lamb with chardonny & cashew double cream

Dinner, Dinner Lab Miami

Dinner, Dinner Lab Miami

5th and final course: Dessert, 185-degree nutella ice cream with toasted marshmallow, rum caramel, buttered graham cracker & peanut butter. (not a good picture, our venue was sans air conditioning, thus the melty looking mess, but tasted insanely wonderful; its chocolate and peanut butter, how could it not? melty mess or not)

Dessert, Dinner Lab Miami

Dessert, Dinner Lab Miami

Dinner Lab events are typically held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and usually include a cocktail hour before dinner. Membership fees are determined based upon the local market ranging from $100-$200 per person per year. Tickets for individual dinner events are purchased separately. Dinner event prices vary based upon the number of courses, the complexity of the menu, and local market conditions; typically the cost is $50 to $95 per person for members and include a minimum of five courses, beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, tax and gratuity. Visit Dinner Lab for more information.

Sign up to be on our mailing list


Follow South Florida Food and Wine on Google+








 
 

 
presented by

VeritageMiami, A Food and Wine Celebration April 15-18

VeritageMiami (formerly United Way Miami Wine & Food Festival) brings together a who’s who of more than 3,000 wine, beer, spirits and food lovers from all across South Florida along with top sommeliers, notable chefs, pre...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
cochon555-689x350

Cochon 555 Miami Will Take Place on April 19th

Cochon 555, the country’s most talked about culinary competition returns to Miami to celebrate family farms, heritage breed pigs and today’s emerging chef community. Attendees of this one-of-a-kind culinary competition emba...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
CT060D4CRCookingforLife_Facebook_Ad

Common Threads Cooking For Life Festival Miami

Common Threads Cooking for Life Festival Miami will feature a group of the country’s celebrity chefs, all to support the Common Threads mission of empowering children and families to cook for life. Common Threads support...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 

 
Boulud Sud Palm Beach Photo: SouthFloridaFoodandWine.com

Wine and Cheese Pairing: What Cheese Pairs with Riesling

The classic pairing of wine and cheese can be as simple or as sophisticated as you make it out to be. Just as I stated in my article, “Food and Wine Pairings, what wine goes with what food” the matching of food and wine i...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
16623982401_d0b4489300

Robert Irvine Live at Hard Rock Live Friday, April 17

Chef and restaurateur Robert Irvine will take guests on an interactive culinary adventure during “Robert Irvine Live” at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m. In the “...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
delish logo

4th Annual ARC Broward Delish to be held on Friday April 17th

Friday, April 17, 2015  from 7-10pm the fourth annual ARC Broward Delish event presented by PNC Bank, will provide the first ever face-off  between Broward and Miami-Dade chefs with the assistance of ARC Broward Culinary Inst...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 

 
NEW-winewebimage-2-845x321

NSU Art Museum Spring Dates for Art of Wine & Food Series Announced

 Art of Wine & Food Series: Spain April 16 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Learn the art of food pairing during these fun wine tasting series. This evening will focus on Spanish wines from Marques de Riscal this month, pairin...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 
 
forkandcork

Fork & Cork, a Food and Wine Event at Legacy Place April 23rd

The 7th Annual Legacy Place Fork and Cork, a celebration of food, wine, beer, and spirits is set for Thursday, April 23rd from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Legacy Place, 11290 Legacy Avenue. Tickets are $50 for General Admission which ...
by SFLFoodandWine Editor
0

 



0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

CAPTCHA Image

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>