This week, historic Italian winemaker La Stoppa takes over Boia De for a pairing dinner, while Beaker & Gray teams up with the Macallan for an evening of Scotch and bites. Plus, Orilla Bar & Grill's guest-chef dinner series returns with Carlos Garcia of Obra Kitchen Table and Nano Crespo of Quinto la Huella.
La Stoppa Takeover at Boia De
Monday, Boia De will welcome Nico Sciackitano of the historic Italian winemaker La Stoppa. They'll pour wines from the region of Emilia Romagna. For one night only, select wines from La Stoppa will be available for purchase as a curated tasting ($35) or by the bottle (prices vary). Nico and Boia De's sommelier, Bianca Sanon, will guide guests through the selection of wines throughout the meal. The menu will includes classics and select regional dishes from the Italian city of Piacenza that complement the wines. Specials include gnocco fritto with Parmigiano-Reggiano, mortadella, pesto modenese, and culatello; tagliatelle alla bolognese; tortellini in brodo with black truffle; vanilla bean panna cotta with aged balsamic vinegar; and amarena cherry chocolate chip ice cream by Fricecream. Reservations are encouraged. Monday, March 2, at Boia De, 5205 NE Second Ave., Miami; 305-967-8866; boiaderestaurant.com.
The Macallan Experience at Beaker & Gray
Tuesday, Beaker & Gray will host a Scotch-pairing dinner priced at $150 per person. Begin the evening with a cocktail hour in the lounge with light bites and a Macallan welcome drink. Then move to the dining room for a three-course dinner prepared by Beaker & Gray chef/owner Brian Nasajon and paired with three expressions of the Macallan. 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Beaker & Gray, 2637 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-699-2637; beakerandgray.com. Tickets cost $150 via eventbrite.com.
St. Roch Market Rebrands as Politan Row With New Concepts
St. Roch Market has a new name. The Design District food hall is now officially Politan Row Miami. The makeover includes new exterior signage, upgrades in patio furnishings and employee uniforms, and a color refresh to some of its interiors, including branding and softer lighting. The food hall's bar, the Mayhaw, is now known as Bar Politan, and its list of classic libations has evolved to include more Miami-inspired cocktails such as the Miami Winter, a Martinez made with St. George Terroir gin, Cocchi Americano, falernum, Luxardo Bianco, and Douglas fir ($14); and the Biscayne Boulevardier, made with 1792 bourbon, Peychaud’s aperitif, sweet vermouth, and sotol ($16). The food hall's smoothie-and-açaí concept is now called Super Fresh, and newcomer Stage Social replaced Kali’s Island Spice. That arrival, from Las Vegas husband-and-wife duo Jhon Castro and Tiffany Smith, offers an all-day breakfast menu of hearty sandwiches and seasonal plates. 140 NE 39th St., Miami; 786-542-8977; miami.politanrow.com. Sunday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Guest Chef Dinner Series at Orilla Bar & Grill
Fernando Trocca's modern steakhouse Orilla will host its first 2020 chef dinner with Carlos Garcia of Obra Kitchen Table and Nano Crespo of Quinto la Huella. The three toques will create a five-course meal consisting of shrimp, ginger, and tomato empanadas; ricotta gnocchi with smoked duck sausage and porcini mushrooms; flank steak with smoked potato cream and marinated peppers; and, for dessert, an açaí pavlova with hibiscus and activated charcoal. 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at Orilla Bar & Grill, 426 Euclid Ave., Miami Beach; 305-397-8806; orilla.restaurant.
Walk and Grub at CityPlace Doral
During Walk and Grub, debuting at CityPlace Doral this Thursday, guests can experience the best of the outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment complex's food and beverage offerings. The self-guided tour includes samples of small dishes from various restaurants. Attendees can stop by at their leisure between 6:30 and 9 p.m. Participating spots include Brimstone Woodfire Grill, Martini Bar, Granier Bakery, Copper Blues Rock Pub & Kitchen, and Juan Valdez Café. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at CityPlace Doral, 8300 NW 36th St., Doral; cityplacedoral.com. Tickets cost $25 via eventbrite.com.
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.