Miami's all about Latin flavor. Haven't you seen Pain & Gain? If you haven't we recommend you go watch it. Like tonight, or maybe Thursday, so that afterward you can head over to Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, where you can admire some of the city's most popular murals and have a "Taste of the Americas."
Chef Miguel Aguilar, who hails from Venezuela, has decided to roll out a promotion so that locals and non-Latins can explore the many cuisines that Latin America has to offer. To do this, he's picked three of his favorite Latin American cuisines, and created three different menu's that best sums up each.
The series kicked off this month beginning with Mexico. "I decided on Mexico first because it's me and my wife's favorite country to visit," says Aguilar.
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The "Taste of the Americas: Mexico" edition is available every Thursday for the month of May for lunch and dinner and features the following Mexican specialties a la carte: plato verde: housemade guacamole with crabmeat pico de gallo and tortilla chips ($12); queso funded: Mexican chorizo, chihuahua cheese and flour tortillas ($12); pollo en mole negro: pan seared chicken breast, mole negro and arroz pinto ($14). And since it's Thursday and almost Friday -- T.G.I.F. -- a cocktail has also been created to be part of the Mexican fiesta. The prickly pear margarita is priced at $12. What says Mexico better than George Clooney's tequila?
June and July will explore territory South of Mexico, as Aguilar ventures off into Peru and Venezuela, paying tribute to his homeland.
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