A not to be missed popup at Brickell City Centre, lunch and dinner deals, new food delivery service in Miami, a new private chef just in time for the holidays, restaurant openings and closings, all kinds of foodie goodies in Eating News for November.
I’ve been dying to try the dumplings from the Dumpling Lady who has only been selling on instagram. Now, thanks to Brickell City Centre not only her dumplings but other local businesses and artisans that are online can connect with shoppers offline. They have launched a new series: The Pop-Ins at BCC, where these businesses are in shipping containers within the open-air mall just in time for the holiday shopping season.
The Dumpling Lady: Voted Time Out’s “Favorite Home Pop Up during Quarantine, The Dumpling Lady has been slinging Dim Sum from her home but will be at BCC next weekend. Dumpling-lovers can order her fan-favorite spicy pork dumplings or order a take-home dumpling kit with cooking instructions and sauces.
SCHEDULE/ MORE VENDORS
- Weekend of Nov. 20 : The Dumpling Lady, BerryDise, Zoom Bloomz
- Weekend of Nov. 27:Le Coco Candles, Cibelle Eyewear, Zoom Bloomz, Link’d
- Weekend of Dec. 4: Courtney’s Cookies, Loteria Press, The Native Guy
- Weekend of Dec. 11: The Tee Sisters, The Native Guy, Courtney’s Cookies
- Weekend of Dec. 18: Link’d, Le Coco Candles, Normou
50% Off Food on your first delivery for first time users with new food delivery service Caviar — To celebrate their launch in Miami, this new service is offering half off with a maximum off of $25 with the code HEYCAVIAR50. Plus, they reduced their commissions to restaurants by 50%. Dozens of restaurants range from ethnic eateries to fancy restaurants including Miami: KYU, Planta, Mister 01, Joe’s Stone Crab, Harry’s, Tigertail & Mary, and more. For more info on this new food delivery service in Miami, click here.
LPM (formerly called La Petite Maison) has brought back its popular value lunch called Dejeuner d’Affaires Tuesday through Friday. It includes a choice of two starters and a main course for $29 plus tax and gratuity. Sides and sweets are offered at a special price along with a choice of specially priced cocktails ($11) and wine by the glass ($9). Dishes include endives with fourme d’ambert cheese and caramelized walnuts, baked red fish with artichokes , duck legs in orange sauce, a choice of pastas and desserts like cheesecake. Indoor and outdoor dining.
Juvia Miami has relaunched its Sunset menu for locals to enjoy al fresco while enjoying panoramic views of Miami Beach.. Available Wednesday – Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 pm, the 3-course menu is paired with a complimentary glass of prosecco for $45 dollars per person plus tax and tip.
Guests can enjoy starters like the Salmon Tartare with avocado, scallions, crispy rice, and sesame soy; or the Shrimp Anticucho with fingerling potato and chimichurri sauce. Entrees include the Panko Bread Organic Chicken with garlic artichoke, caper brown butter, micro arugula; the Mediterranean Branzino with eggplant ragout, garbanzo peppers, sun dried tomatoes, and onions; or the Grilled Skirt Steak, served with yucca fries and Juvia’s famous steak sauce. Guests can end their night on a sweet note with the Old Fashion Chocolate Mousse topped with whipped mascarpone, or Vanilla Poached Pear with Lychee Sorbet.
Azabu Miami Beach, the South of Fifth restaurant serving traditional Japanese cuisine, has officially launched their Sunset Menu. This 3-course menu will be available every day from 6 PM to 7 PM for $32++. Guests can choose from 3 appetizers, 3 entrees and assorted mochi or dark chocolate torte for dessert. A sample of dishes include spicy tuna roll, salmon donburi, branzino and marinated beef skewers. Dining options include Azabu’s covered outdoor patio area or its indoor dining room.
M & V Restaurant’s Chef Fabrice di Rienzo and Stephanie Debut New Home Catering Service
Lyon born Chef Chef Fabrice Di Rienzo who has trained under some of the world’s greatest chefs including Pierre Orsi, Daniel Boulud, Paul Bocuse and Bernard Loiseau has opened a new catering company, Events by Chef Fabrice. Chef and owner of M & V Café, Fabrice and his wife Stephanie will cook in clients’ homes, offering customizable multi-course menus with vegan and vegetarian options. One of Chef Fabrice’s signature menu items is Florida snapper roasted whole in a salt crust, which he cracks open as guests watch. If a guest has a taste for specific luxury ingredients such as caviar, or white truffle, Di Rienzo will fold those into the experience as well. Coming up are cocktail-focused offerings for corporate gatherings, that complement his seasonal catering menus. He’s also offering a Thanksgiving menu to go.
New Openings, Reopenings and Closings
New restaurants continue to open at a fast clip in Wynwood. One of the latest is Hiyakawa (2700 North Miami Avenue), a restaurant inspired by the sushi restaurants of Tokyo’s popular Ginza neighborhood.The menu features a variety of a la carte fried dishes, soups, appetizers, and seasonal sushi, nigiri, and handrolls offered by the piece. A highlight of the menu are the omakase meals, priced at $175 per person, and offers three appetizers, 12 pieces of nigiri, one maki, miso soup, and dessert.
Spearheading the kitchen is Fukuoka-born chef partner Shuji Hiyakawa who is known best from his popular eatery Wabi Sabi, and chef Masayuki Komatsu who previously worked at Sushiden in New York and Kenzan in Ginza before moving to Miami to work with Morimoto as executive chef. Hiyakawa is open for indoor dining with 14 seats — four at the counter for omakase and 10 at the tables for a la carte service. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant at 305-890-7228.
Plant based eatery Planta has opened a second outpost in Miami called Planta Queen in Coconut Grove. This branch has an Asian bent with dishes like bao buns, dumplings and a namesake roll with hearts of palm, avocado, cucumber and tempura. What especially caught my attention is their ahi watermelon, dehydrated watermelon that is said to recreate the texture and appearance of ahi tuna. 3015 Grand Avenue.
Reopenings include Baoli in South Beach and Marion in the Brickell area. Plus, here’s a post with other recent restaurant openings:
Sorry to see the closing of Balloo downtown, David’s Cafe Cafecito and Stephen Starr’s Upland in South Beach.