Things to Do: Miami Food and Drink Events August 26 Through August 29, 2019
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This week Jeremy Ford and Jose Mendin are meeting for a five-course meal at Stubborn Seed as Regina’s Grocery Italian sandwich shop in New York City opens in Miami Beach. Also, Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s 1954 Cellar wine series continues in Strip Steak, and New Times ‘Sips n’ Selfies returns.
Jeremy Ford and Jose Mendin collaborate at Stubborn Seed
Jeremy Ford will team up with Jose Mendin of La Placita for a one night dinner at Ford’s Stubborn Seed on Tuesday evening. The chefs create a never-before-seen five-course tasting menu that combines their unique flavors. The menu has not yet been released. Tuesday, August 27, 6 p.m., Stubborn Seed, 101 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 786-322-5211; stubbornseed.com. $ 110 per person. Call for reservations.
Sip n ‘selfies in the Sala’o Cuban Bar & Pescadería
Your favorite publication is a different party. It’s time for New Times ‘recurring sips n’ selfies laden with free drinks and light bites for you, our fabulous reader. This time the party will take place in the Sala’o Cuban Bar & Pescadería in Little Havana. So if you no longer want to try the restaurant’s authentic and delicate offerings, stick to the New Times on this humpback day. Wednesday, August 28, 7 to 9 p.m., Sala’o Cuban Bar & Pescadería, 1642 SW Eighth St., Miami; 305-642-8989; salaorestaurant.com. Admission is free; RSVP via eventbrite.com.
Grand opening of Regina’s grocery store in Miami Beach
On Wednesday, Italian sandwich shop Regina’s Grocery celebrates the opening of its first Florida location at Urbanica, the Meridian Hotel in South Beach. Regina’s serves sandwiches with meatballs, eggplant, and chicken parmesan. Customers can turn any typical sandwich into a salad. All sandwiches are made fresh daily with locally sourced charcuterie and fresh bread from the Miami outpost in New York’s Sullivan Street Bakery. When it opens, you’ll find free Italian sandwiches, plus wine and beer. Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Regina’s Grocery Store, 418 Meridian Ave., Miami Beach; 305-763-8934; reginasgrocery.com.
Courtesy Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Keller 1954 Wine Dinner in Michael Mina’s strip steak
In continuation of the Cellar 1954 wine series from Fontainebleau Miami Beach, a multi-course dinner in the strip steak by Michael Mina offers casts from Jordan Vineyard & Winery. The highlights of the multi-course dinner include seafood tartines, matured duck breast, prime rib eye and goat cheese mousse with olive oil ice cream. Each plate is paired with a different wine. Thursday, August 29, 7 p.m. at Michael Mina’s Strip Steak, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4780; fontainebleau.com. Dinner is $ 225.
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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).