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This Week's Best Eats and Drinks in Miami: Daniel Boulud, Virginia King, and Michael Pirolo

Plenty to do this week, so let's get to it. We'll start off by letting you know Daniel Boulud is in town, and he's cooking up all new fall dishes with locally sourced produce. And, hey, there's a dinner to try the new menu.

Then we'll keep it going by informing you of Broken Shaker veteran Virginia King's whereabouts mid-week. She'll be at Mansion concocting Ilegal cocktails -- Ilegal Mezcal, that is.

And to end your week, Michael Pirolo will be sure to fill you up at Swine on Thursday. Yes, you read right -- Swine. He's the next chef up in 50 Eggs guest chef dinner series. Maybe don't plan anything this weekend so you can recover from the week's events.

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Bottomless Moules Frites at Colette

If you like mussels and fries, but hate Mondays, well, one of those is about to change. Head to Colette Little French Bistro on the other side of Lincoln Road and indulge in as many mollusks as your stomach can handle. For just $22, your server will keep steaming pots of mussels and hand cut fries coming your way till you say no more. Choose from moules mariniere (white wine, herbs and a touch of cream) or moules catalane (white wine, herbs and tomato). If only they had bottomless booze to go with it -- a girl can dream.


Flying with the Stars at Salumeria 104 & Via Verdi

Three local Italians, Salumeria 104 chef Angelo Masarin and Via Verdi twins Fabrizio and Nicola Carro, are collaborating with one-star Michelin chef Davide Brovelli from Sole di Ranco in Italy on an auction dinner benefiting the Mourning Family Foundation. Choose from dinner either Tuesday at Salumeria 104 or Via Verdi on Thursday, where chef Brovelli will be cooking up two totally different menus. You'll eat food from an Italian chef and silently place your bid on things like a business-class flight to Rome. Both dinners begin at 7:30 p.m. and cost $190 per person or $350 for both.

DB Bistro Purveyor Dinner

Daniel Boulud is a busy man, so when he's in town you know he means business. This is the case Tuesday night, when the father of French technique will be showcasing his fall menu in a four-course, locally sourced dinner. Purveyors from Swank Farms, Paradise Farms, and AAA Farms will be at the dinner, so you can taste their sustainable and local ingredients like baby beets, red snapper, and suckling pig in the way Daniel Boulud intended. Cost is high, though: $125. Tickets are available via

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Carla Torres found her inner gourmand voice while writing for Miami New Times in 2012. She has also worked with Travel & Leisure and Ocean Drive. She balances passions for wine, sweets, yoga, and kayaking.

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