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Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Brew at the Zoo, Mother's Day, and Haute Cuisine
Daniella Mía

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Brew at the Zoo, Mother's Day, and Haute Cuisine

This weekend, Haute Cuisine Bal Harbour continues through Saturday with intimate dinners and cooking classes, while New Times' Brew at the Zoo returns with more than 100 local and international beers, live music performances, and food for purchase. Plus, Katsuya South Beach offers a sushi-rolling class, Hy Vong hosts a two-night pop-up, and numerous restaurants host Mother's Day brunches.

Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Brew at the Zoo, Mother's Day, and Haute Cuisine
Daniella Mía

Time Out Market Miami Opening. Miami's much-anticipated Time Out Market is now open with 18 eateries, a demo kitchen, and three bars. Curated by Time Out's editorial team, the lineup includes venerable chef Norman Van Aken, who is doubling down on the market with two new concepts, including one that celebrates the chef's love affair with the Florida Keys. Other notable chefs represented include Jeremy Ford, Antonio Bachour, Michael Beltran, Giorgio Rapicavoli, and Suzy Batlle of Azucar. The beverage program also reads like a dream team with cocktails curated by Sweet Liberty, Broken Shaker, and Generator Miami. 1601 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach; timeoutmarket.com. Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight. Some restaurants open for breakfast at 8 a.m.

Brew at the Zoo: See Saturday.EXPAND
Brew at the Zoo: See Saturday.
Photo by Ian Witlen

New Times' Brew at the Zoo. Saturday, New Times' Brew at the Zoo celebrates its tenth anniversary with an evening of beer, music, and fun. From 7 to 11 p.m., Zoo Miami is the place for beer lovers, music lovers, and party lovers to get their groove on with a host of food, drink, and entertainment. General-admission tickets cost $40 online ($50 at the gate) and include event entry at 8 p.m., unlimited sampling of more than 100 local and international beers, live music performances, and food for purchase. Libation lovers can take advantage of special Jameson Brewmaster tickets ($70), which include early entry at 7 p.m., access to unlimited sampling in the general-admission area, exclusive beer tappings available only in the Brewmaster area, a commemorative gift, live music performances, and access to food for purchase. Go all-out with the VIP experience: VIP tickets ($80 online, $90 at the door) include early entry at 7 p.m. with unlimited access to the general-admission and Brewmaster areas (and all of their beers). VIP ticket holders also can access the special Patagonia Cerveza VIP Lounge with complimentary food from Palacio de los Jugos and Los Tanitos, full-size beer pours, spirits sampling, and live music performances. 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami. Tickets cost $25 to $90 via newtimesbrewatthezoo.com.

French chef Joel Cesari will teach an immersive cooking class on May 10 at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.EXPAND
French chef Joel Cesari will teach an immersive cooking class on May 10 at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort.
Haute Cuisine

Michelin-Starred Chefs Host Haute Cuisine Bal Harbour. The first U.S. edition of Haute Cuisine runs through Saturday, offering a rare chance to experience the cuisine of six of Europe's most renowned chefs. Among dinners and cooking classes, the event's main draw will be a formal gala dinner at the St. Regis, with all six chefs collaborating to dish out a final special menu. Here's the official event schedule. Through Saturday, May 11. Dinners cost $250 per person; the closing gala costs $350. Cooking classes are priced at $250 each. Tickets available at balharbourflorida.com/hautecuisine.

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Courtesy of Katsuya South Beach

Sushi Rolling Class at Katsuya South Beach. Enjoy a two-hour sushi rolling experience led by renowned sushi chef Hiro Asano. For $75 per person, the session includes a sushi rolling lesson, a lunch where attendees will sample their creations, and a sake tasting. As an added bonus, an additional Japanese whiskey tasting is also available upon request. Noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Katsuya South Beach, 1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-455-2999; slshotels.com. Call or email katsuyasouthbeach@sbe.com to reserve a spot.

Hy Vong Pop-Up at St. Matthew Episcopal Church. Fans of the shuttered Hy Vong on Calle Ocho in Little Havana can enjoy a two-night pop-up this weekend at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church. The menu will include spring rolls, curried chicken, pho, noodles, and more. 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, at St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 7410 Sunset Dr., Miami; 305-619-4082; hyvong.com. The meal costs $55.

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Burlock Coast

BC Bazaar at Burlock Coast. Visit Burlock Coast for an afternoon pop-up market complete with jewelry, soaps, street-style food, and cocktails. Participating vendors include Concrete Beach Brewery, Sandy Feet Rum Co., Domingo Olavarria's “Mingo Makes It” Pottery, and Island Company, while Claudia Echevarria, AKA CLoD, presented by ArtServe, will offer live painting demos. Brunch menus at Burlock Coast will be available too. 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Burlock Coast, 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-302-6460; ritzcarlton.com.

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Courtesy of Boulud Sud

Mother's Day 2019 Miami Brunch Guide. This Mother's Day, skip the box of chocolates or handmade card. Honor the top lady in your life like the queen she is, and thank her not only for bringing you into being but spending all that time and energy trying to raise you right and feed you well. So pop some bottles and celebrate her special day with a decadent brunch without any cooking or cleaning involved. See our guide to the best restaurants around Miami where you can treat your mom to delicious food and drinks. All deals are on Sunday, May 12, and do not include gratuity or tax unless otherwise noted. Reservations are strongly suggested.

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