Things to Do in Miami: Food and Drink Events This Weekend, April 2-4, 2021

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This weekend, enjoy Easter brunch in one of the Miami restaurants and visit the spring-themed handicraft market by Tigertail + Mary. Plus, the Estrella Damm Culinary Journey returns through South Florida with more than three dozen participating restaurants.

Celebrate Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month at Toro Toro with the

Celebrate Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month at Toro Toro with Blue Roar Cocktail.

Photo courtesy Toro Toro

The blue roar at Toro Toro

In honor and celebration of Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month, the 34-story InterContinental Miami will glow blue through April 30th. In addition, the on-site restaurant, Toro Toro, will serve Blue Roar (US $ 18) every night through the end of the month. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the cocktail – made from vodka, blue curacao, limoncello, simple syrup, and lime juice – will go to the Arts for Autism Foundation. Available through April 30th from Toro Toro, 100 Chopin Plz., Miami; 305-372-4710; torotoromiami.com.

The Tigertail artisanal market returns.

The Tigertail artisanal market returns.

Photo courtesy of the Genuine Hospitality Group

Spring market at Tigertail + Mary

After the successful Tigertail + Mary art market in December, head to Coconut Grove restaurant this Saturday for another curated market experience – this time with a spring theme. A number of local vendors will be setting up stalls inside and outside the restaurant, including Dade Plant Co., Miami Donuts, Creo Jewelry, Empower Farms, and Pebble & Vine. Saturday, April 3, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tigertail + Mary, 3321 Mary St., Coconut Grove; 305-428-2822; tigertailandmary.com.

Treat yourself to Navé's brunch this weekend.EXPAND

Treat yourself to Navé’s brunch this weekend.

Photo courtesy of Navé

Sunday brunch in Navé

Michael Beltran’s and Justin Flit’s Coconut Grove Restaurant Navé is open for Sunday brunch. Highlights include half-shell oysters, Florida stone crabs, crab toast Benedict with Old Bay Hollandaise, homemade donuts with honey and lemon icing with bee pollen, and silver dollar pancakes with whipped ricotta, candied Meyer lemon and seasonal fruits. Chef Flit is also behind a range of pizzas made in the restaurant’s wood-fired oven. The pies include breakfast pizza with bacon, eggs, mozzarella, and provolone. smoked white fish pizza with crème fraiche, red onions, capers and smoked trout roe; and a meat lover with soppressata, pepperoni, tomato sauce and mozzarella. A selection of cocktails and wine is also available. Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Navé, 3540 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 786-615-3747; navemiami.com.

Try festive cocktails on Easter Sunday at Amara at Paraiso.EXPAND

Try festive cocktails on Easter Sunday at Amara at Paraiso.

Photo courtesy of Amara in Paraiso

Easter brunch in Miami

If you ask someone in Miami what their favorite food is, you will likely hear “brunch”. So it only makes sense that this lovely combination of breakfast and lunch items would give us a reason to celebrate them alongside one of the biggest holidays of the year: Easter Sunday. Easter Sunday is not only known for the egg hunt and the Easter bunny. In Miami, restaurants everywhere celebrate with vacation-themed brunches that feature sumptuous spreads and special menus. In alphabetical order, here are the best places to enjoy Easter Sunday brunch in Magic City this year. (Reservations are strongly recommended.)

Cafe La Trova is one of the restaurants participating in this year's Estrella Damm Culinary Journey.

Cafe La Trova is one of the restaurants participating in this year’s Estrella Damm Culinary Journey.

Photo by Adam Delgiudice

Estrella Damm Culinary Journey returns through South Florida

The Estrella Damm Culinary Journey, now in its sixth year, highlights the culinary talents of chefs in the Miami-Dade and Broward counties who combine their cuisine with one of Barcelona’s most popular beers. Until April 30, restaurant-goers can choose from a wide range of curated tasting menus at special prices, all of which are paired with Estrella Damm, which has been brewed in Barcelona since 1876. In total, more than three dozen restaurants in both countries have signed up to participate, including Barceloneta, Cafe La Trova, R House, Timo and Sweet Liberty. Some present a special dish, others offer a multi-course menu. This year, one lucky foodie wins a two-day trip to Little Palm Island in the Keys for gourmet dining and water activities. To participate, guests must snap a picture of their Estrella Damm Culinary Journey meal and beer, tag the participating restaurant, and include #EstrellaDammJourney in the caption. The more photos are uploaded, the greater a guest’s chances of winning. To be considered, posts must be posted on Instagram between April 1st and April 30th. For a full list of participating restaurants and dishes to match, please visit estrelladammjourney.com.

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Clarissa Buch is a reporter and food critic who has covered Miami for more than half a decade. Her work focuses on food and culture (and food culture).

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