Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Fourth of July, Summer Barbecue Series, and Veggie Tales

Celebrate the 4th at Nikki Beach.
Celebrate the 4th at Nikki Beach.
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Celebrate the Fourth of July at one of Miami's restaurants or hotels hosting dinner and fireworks soirees. The Biltmore's 90th-anniversary celebration kicks off this week too, with its signature restaurant Palme d’Or offering a nine-course specialty menu. 

The Dutch's summer barbecue series returns this week for its fifth year, bringing weekly barbecue dining back every Wednesday night in July. End the week with a vegetable cooking class at Coconut Grove's Spasso.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Fourth of July, Summer Barbecue Series, and Veggie Tales (4)
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Fourth of July Dining 
Americans across the country will be celebrating their independence in the best way they know how: with hamburgers, hot dogs, and some homemade apple pie. But, while having a barbecue picnic can be fun, let Miami's local hotels and restaurants host your celebration so you can watch the fireworks or brunch in splendor.

The Biltmore
The Biltmore
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The Biltmore's 90th Anniversary at Palme d’Or
Celebrate the historic Coral Gables hotel's 90th anniversary with a $90 nine-course menu curated by executive chef Gregory Pugin. The menu features inspired dishes including sea urchin custard, Alaskan black cod poached in coconut milk, and a Valrhona chocolate tasting. The menu is available every night through July 31. For more information, visit

Backyard BBQ at the DutchEXPAND
Backyard BBQ at the Dutch
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Summer Barbecue Series at the Dutch
For the fifth year in a row, the Dutch is launching its weekly Wednesday night barbecue series through July. Chef de cuisine Adonay Tafur will team up with a rotating roster of guest chefs to craft a specially themed barbecue feast served family-style, which will feature sweet treats by pastry chef Josh Gripper too. Tickets to the weekly barbecue series are $40 per person. The event starts this Wednesday with Macchialina's chef, Mike Pirolo. For more information, visit

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Fourth of July, Summer Barbecue Series, and Veggie Tales (2)
Courtesy of Spasso

Veggie Tales at Spasso
On July 6, Coconut Grove's Spasso is hosting a veggie-centric cooking class. Learn to cook vegetables in creative and delicious ways with chef Gaetano, who will teach tricks like garnishing vegetables to get the most flavors out of them. Learn to make classics such as the Mediterranea, which incorporates tomatoes, cucumber, Gaeta olives, and red bell peppers; or the parmigiana di melanzane, using eggplant parmigiana. Space is limited and reservations are required in advance. Register online at

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The Biltmore

1200 Anastasia Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134



3540 Main Highway
Miami, Florida 33133


The Dutch

2201 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139


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