So much to do this week, so little time. Whether you want to go healthy, indulge in some 22-ounce bombers paired with caviar and truffle, or bourbon it up for Bourbon Month, there's something to satisfy every palate this week. And it includes $2 oysters at Mignonette, "Old Fashioned" ice cream at Lure, and Mexican cocoa spiced doughnuts at HaVen.
Your week of eating and dinking starts now.
Kitchen Collab Finale at Tongue & Cheek
Tonight is the last edition of Tongue & Cheek's summer "Kitchen Collab" series, and it's a bittersweet ending. Joining Jamie DeRosa in the kitchen will be James Beard nominee Kathleen Blake from Orlando's Rusty Spoon. The five-course dinner costs $75 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), and can be paired with wines for an additional $25.
Healthy Barbecue at OTC
Jacob Anaya is participating in the Fit to Fight challenge. As part of the final stretch he's teamed up with his buddy and former Azul sous chef Brad Kilgore to cook up a barbecue feast that's delectable and healthy. On the menu: steak tartare, huli-huli barbecue whole chicken with pineapple citrus brown sugar glaze and a stonefruit galette. There will also be freely poured beer. Don't worry. It will be healthy. The feast sarts at 7 p.m. and costs $60 per person. Proceeds go towards Live to Fight.
See also: Jacob Anaya, Brad Kilgore Fit to Fight Barbecue Dinner at OTC Monday
American Bombers Beer Dinner at Haven
Large-format beers and caviar sounds like a match made in HaVen, and this Wednesday they will be. Join Todd Erickson as he cooks up a four-course menu that includes truffle, steak tartare, caviar, and Mexican cocoa spiced doughnuts. Oh and beer, in the form of 22-ounce bombers, which have been picked by beer columnist and geek Evan Benn. Starts at 7 p.m. and costs $60 per person (excluding tax and gratuity).
Bourbon Dinner at Oak Tavern
Its bourbon month, which means you should drink some bourbon every chance you get. Like tonight, when you'll have David Bracha make you four courses and sample five whiskeys from High West (Utah's first legal distillery since 1870). Since then, it's won a multitude of accolades including Whiskey Pioneer of the Year from Whiskey Advocate in 2011. Expect items like oyster ceviche and hot sauce-brined smoked St. Louis pork ribs. Dinner is taking place at Oak Tavern's communal table at 7 p.m. and is priced at $65 per person.
Bourbon Dinner at Lure
More bourbon. Only it's Bulleit, and it's being paired with Southern-style fare that will bring the "South to South Beach." Chat Chow TV and Bulleit have teamed up for the second year in a row, this time with Lure to concoct a five-course meal that includes specialty craft cocktails from Rob Ferrara and dishes like crispy oysters, cornmeal crusted snapper, Bulleit barbecue ribs and shrimp and grits. Dinner is $100 inclusive of tax and gratuity and starts at 7:30 p.m. Be there or be sober.
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