Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: 25-Cent Cookies and Pubbelly Xmas Party

It's a busy week. Whole Foods is selling freshly baked chocolate chip cookies for 25 cents through tomorrow, and Vegan Fusion, a nationally recognized pop-up cooking academy, is offering a five-day raw cuisine immersion beginning today. On Tuesday, Slow Food Miami will host its fourth Snail Social at the Wynwood Yard, and GK Bistronomie is holding a whiskey dinner pairing. Get a taste of Puerto Rico at Pubbelly this Wednesday during the restaurant's La Parranda" Christmas party, or enjoy a holiday-themed sake omakase dinner at Yakko-San. End the week with a Moët & Chandon champagne dinner at StripSteak. 


Vegan Fusion Cuisine Immersion at Vegan Fusion 
A five-day vegan cuisine immersion, teaching guests all things raw, runs today through December 11. Attendees will study with Mark Reinfeld, the founding chef of the Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, and learn tips and tricks on raw food preparation and cooking. Each day will cover different types of dishes, including soups, salads, casseroles, wraps, pizza, tacos, and desserts. Tuition costs $775 per person. Purchase tickets at veganfusion.com.


Snail Social at the Wynwood Yard
Slow Food Miami, a local volunteer nonprofit dedicated to fresh produce, will hold its fourth Snail Social at the Wynwood Yard from 6 to 8 p.m. Thyme, the Wynwood Yard's full bar, will offer guests a complimentary glass of wine. Additional offerings include 305 Golden Ale ($7) and the Yard Fizz ($8), made with vodka, garden dill syrup, celery bitters, and Perrier. Della Test Kitchen will create a special Della Backyard Harvest Bowl, made with quinoa and brown rice, yams, sautéed garden Asian greens, pickled radish, turmeric-miso-coconut sauce, and toasted almonds for $8.50. The event is open to the public. 

Whiskey Dinner at GK Bistronomie
GK Bistronomie will hold a whiskey dinner featuring Redemption Rye whiskeys. Hosted by executive chef Rafael Perez and whiskey ambassador Joe Riggs, the evening will include a six-course menu paired with a line of Redemption Rye whiskeys. Dinner costs $70 per person. To reserve tickets, email Gary@GKBistronomie.com

25-Cent Cookies at Whole Foods
Today is the last day to treat yourself to a 25-cent chocolate chip cookie from Whole Foods. All cookies are baked fresh daily. There's a three-cookie limit per customer. 


"La Parranda" Christmas Party at Pubbelly 
Bringing Puerto Rican tradition to Miami, Pubbelly is teaming up with Goya, Don Q, and Wynwood Brewery to host its La Parranda Christmas party. Chef Xavier I. Pacheco from Puerto Rico will join Pubbelly's Jose Mendin to create the Puerto Rican-inspired dinner. The boys will serve traditional island dishes such as alcapurria sorullitos with mayo-ketchup casero; bacalaitos gazpacho with pique froth; crispy cuajito salad with pig ears, berro, papaya verde, mango, chayote, and cilantro; mofongo de duca; and flan de queso. Dinner costs $70 per person. Two seatings are available, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Reserve seats at pubbellyboys.com.

Holiday Sake Omakase Dinner at Yakko-San
Owner and chef Hiro Shigetomi will prepare a seasonal sake dinner featuring seven courses and eight sakes. Dinner runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and costs $95 per person. For reservations, call 305-947-0064. 


Moët & Chandon Champagne Dinner at StripSteak
Enjoy a five-course menu prepared by chef de cuisine Derrick Roberts and complemented with wines from Moët. Beginning at 8 p.m., diners will indulge in dishes including yellowtail crudo, wood-roasted strip steak, and poppy wild berry tart. Each of the five courses will be paired with a varietal from the label. Dinner costs $275 per person. Reserve a seat at nightpass.co/e/fontainebleau.

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