Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Week: Persian New Year and Bucks Beer Garden

Ultra Music Festival came and went, making today's Monday blues stronger than ever. Cheer up with Byblos' special menu celebrating the Persian New Year. Wednesday, hang out with James Beard Award semifinalists at Bazi during a collaborative dinner honoring South Florida's nominees. End the week at Bucks Beer Garden at the Raleigh, bringing a bevy of eats, drinks, and games. 


Byblos Celebrates the Persian New Year
In honor of Nowruz, also known as the Persian New Year, Byblos offers a special four-course prix fixe highlighting Eastern Mediterranean delicacies. Menu items include eggplant rolls with braised lamb; kookoo sabzi, a Persian frittata made with organic eggs, herbs, and sumac; pan-fried branzino with harissa and rose; and pavlova, a meringue cake with vanilla labnah, raspberries, and apple jelly. The special costs $70 per person and will be available through April 3. For reservations, call 305-508-5041.

Sake Dinner at Bazi
Sake specialist Midori Roth hosts a four-course sake-paired dinner beginning at 8 p.m. Cost is $80 per person. For more information and reservations, call 305-695-0101.

Bazi Hosts Dinner Soiree with Miami's James Beard Award Semifinalists
Chef Michael Pirolo, a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: South, will host a collaborative dinner with his fellow South Florida nominees. Taking place at Bazi, Pirolo’s Asian restaurant in Miami Beach, the soiree will feature a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, followed by a dinner whose multiple courses will be executed by a different chef. Joining Pirolo in the kitchen will be Alter's Brad Kilgore, Pubbelly's Jose Mendin, Eating House/Glass & Vine's Giorgio Rapicavoli, and NIU Kitchen's Deme Lomas. Dinner costs $100 per person and begins at 7 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 305-695-0101.

The Raleigh Hosts March Installation of Bucks Beer Garden With Wynwood Brewery 
Enjoy local craft brews by Wynwood Brewery, a backyard barbecue, lawn games, and other fun at the Raleigh's March installation of Bucks Beer Garden. Bucks will offer an à la carte selection of beer, and eats include traditional beer garden fare such as soft pretzels, sausage with toppings, fish sandwiches, veggie sandwiches, and burgers with an assortment of sides. The event runs from 6:30 to 11 p.m. 

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