Pink and Green Hours at Au Pied de Cochon, Half-priced Wines at Bourbon Steak, and Kobe Club says "BYOW"

Starting this coming Monday, October 5th, and continuing every Monday afterwards, Bourbon Steak Miami is offering diners 50% off every bottle of wine in stock -- all 850 of them. The "Half-priced Wines Mondays" promotion doesn't exactly roll off the tongue when you try to say it, but this is nevertheless quite a deal. We should also mention that Bourbon & Blues night every Wednesday brings a pretty hep scene, and Michael Mina's menu is always hitting high notes. Valet parking is complimentary with dinner. The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club at 19999 West Country Club, Aventura; 786-279-6600.

On Thursday, October 22nd, China Grill and Kobe Club are hosting a "Bring Your Own Wine" Six-Course Tasting Dinner inside the latter restaurant's lavish den. An Imperia Vodka reception kicks things off at 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner prepared by executive chef Tim Nickey: Pan Seared Crab Cake with ginger-scallion aioli and cucumber-carrot namasu; Pumpkin Seed Crusted Diver Scallop with edamame puree and chipotle-honey sauce; a refreshing Intermezzo; Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi with mango lime butter and purple Peruvian mash; Spiced Crispy Pork Belly with pineapple li hing mui chutney; Braised Mongolian Style Short Rib with tempura goat cheese cake; and Thai Donuts. This BYOW Dinner is priced and $55.00 per person (tax & gratuity not included). Reservations are being limited to 50 guests and can be made by calling China Grill at 305-534-2211.

Au Pied de Cochon presents a late night happy hour for hospitality professionals. Called the Green Hour, the deal runs from midnight to 2:00 a.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and includes cocktails, KBR and Kronenbourg beers  for $3, and glasses of wine for $5. This is not to be confused with Pied's Pink Hour, which brings $5 Bloody Marys, Bellinis, mimosas, and other cocktails throughout weekend brunch service (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) Nor is it to be confused with Blue Hour, which is the time period during which you leave Pied, sober up, and realize you're not in Paris anymore.
81 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-1844. 

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