Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: From Free Peach Bellinis and Recipes to the Regent's Cocktails
Agnolotti filled with spinach and ricotta in a fresh pomodoro sauce at Café Prima Pasta.
Photo by Laine Doss
Another day, another meal. Even though your weekend fun has come and gone, there's a whole new set of to-dos and places to eat -- perhaps scratching some Miami Spice spots off your list (might want to skip these places, though).
This week, we're taking you on a little international tour, from eating your way through Italy and Portugal to drinking around the world, or rather the Regent's worldly cocktail menu.
See also: The Great of Miami Spice 2014, Part Two
Café Prima and the Giant Peach
You've probably heard of James and the Giant Peach, but what about Café Prima? In celebration of National Peach Month (yes, it's this month) and to kick off Miami Spice, the popular Italian restaurant in Surfside is greeting guests with a gratis peach bellini to go along with its three-course Spice dinner offerings. Appetizers include a choice of eggplant rollatini, carpaccio di manzo, and antipasto. Leave room for the main dish -- zucchini-crusted snapper, veal pizzaiola, seafood risotto, or agnolotti.
Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée at Oak Tavern
If you have no idea what the phrase above means, don't worry -- we're here to help.
Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, or AOC, tells you the geographical origin, quality, and style of a wine. You can get schooled in California wines and David Bracha's AOC menu tomorrow night at Oak Tavern, where the chef will pair two small plates with two wines for the low price of $25. It's great for an early dinner, girls' night, or casual first date if you want to screen the person you're taking out. Tuesday's dishes include hamachi melon with a 2009 Screenplay from Carneros and wild salmon with chanterelle ragout and hibiscus chutney paired with a 2009 Reynolds Family Winery Pinot Noir. AOC is from 6 to 10:30 p.m.
Courtesy Michael McElroy
Portugal in Wynwood
Chef Miguel Aguilar will bring the summer dining series at Wynwood Kitchen & Bar to an end this month. This year's three-month dining series began with Spain, kept the European thing going with Germany, and will wrap up with a culinary tour through Portugal. This Wednesday, head to WKB and nosh on bacalao croquettes with ají panca tomato sauce ($6), stewed chickpeas with chorizo, crispy pork, and salsa verde ($12); or seafood stew ($18). It'll be available all day.
Courtesy of the Regent Cocktail Club
Passport to Cocktails at the Regent Cocktail Club
Ever wondered what goes into the delicious hand-crafted cocktails at the Regent? Yeah, you and the rest of Miami. Well, now is your chance to find out by joining the cocktail membership program at the Regent. You'll get a passport in return for the mere price of $50 to sign up, and that includes your first cocktail. That passport will be kept at the Regent until you collect 25 stamps, which stand for 25 different cocktails. Passport-holders also get a 10 percent discount on every purchase at the Regent. At the end, you'll get your passport back with 25 stamps, which just so happen to have corresponding recipes. Here's to drinking your way through them all.
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