Like Batman and Robin, Kirk and Spock, or Quixote and Panza, Estancia Culinaria and Wynwood Brewing Company are combining their powers Saturday, September 29, to throw down a party for charity in the countryside.
The party is called Bites, Beats and Brews (BX3), and it's a seven-course appetizer prepared by Estancia Culinaria's executive chef, Santi Gabino, paired with handcrafted local brews from Wynwood Brewing Company, Miami's soon-to-be newest craft brewery.
It will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Estancia Culinaria's beautiful Redland location. Tickets cost $100.
There will also be giveaways, raffles, and a silent auction of donated items. The event is capped at 75 attendees, and all profits will be donated to an Arizona-based charity known as Outreach360, a volunteer organization that helps disadvantaged children in the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, and Guatemala.
Outreach360 will in turn use the power of volunteer organization to bring health and education services to the youth of Jinotega, Nicaragua, as well double the size of the youth center and paint a mural. There they will also help teach English.
Besides Santi Gabino from Estancia Culinaria and Luis Brignoni of WBC,
the other masterminds behind this operation are local business owners Sarima Gracia and Andres Fernandez of A+S Ideas Studio and Michael Feria of Event Factor, Inc., who will provide music for BX3.
The theme of the dinner is superhero-and-sidekick pairings, which coincides with Outreach360's mission of empowering kids to be their own superheroes. The partners were inspired by real and fictional superheroes throughout history. Dress like Wonder Woman or Batman if you wish.
Estancia Culinaria is a ten-acre organic avocado farm in the backcountry of Miami-Dade. Created in 1995 and open to the public only two years ago, the farmhouse and chapel were built from the ground up, and the farm is particularly inviting for private parties and wedding celebrations.
The dishes in the dinner and beer pairing are the partnership's interpretation of superheroes. It's also a chance to try Brignoni's beers before the WBC opening, which is slated for later this year.
Seven courses and seven brews will also include the introduction of three new beers from WBC. A ticket takes you for one helluva ride: good food, good beer, and good music with good people for a good cause -- i.e., nothing short of awesome. Here's what's planned for the menu:
First course, "Bonnie and Clyde": tortilla española and herb aioli sliders paired with La Rubia, a WBC blonde ale.
Second course, "Tintin and Milou": sautéed mini sweet peppers with soy salt and sea salt paired with a WBC White IPA.
Third course, "Don Quixote and Sancho Panza": mixed country sausage and chorizo skewers with assorted mustard dipping sauces paired with a WBC "Pop's Porter".
Fourth course, "Shrek and Donkey": Pan con Palta (avocado), paired with a WBC Saison farmhouse ale.
Fifth course, "Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock": herb roasted lamb croquettes with Yia Yia's tzatziki paired with a WBC Black IPA.
Sixth course, "Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay": cumin-scented pita chips with skordalia paired WBC's Indian Brown Ale.
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Seventh course, "Batman and Robin": Abuela Estrella's carne fria paired with WBC's Octopus on the Wall Imperial IPA.