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Mark your calendars! It’s time for beer.

For a feast like no other, beer lovers are invited to join Chef Clark Bowen, of Downtown Miami’s db Bistro Moderne {255 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Downtown Miami; 305.421.8800}, as he teams up with Wynwood Brewing Company for a one-time-only four-course beer pairing dinner. Taking place on Tuesday, October 18, at Daniel Boulud’s Miami outpost, fans of Chef Bowen can indulge in the following menu:


Fried Green Tomatoes
Shrimp Ceviche
Mushroom Arancini
Beer Pairing: La Rubia, American Blonde Ale


Course 1: Florida Figs with Burrata, rocket coulis, and focaccia tuile
Beer Pairing: Guava the Hut, Berliner Weiss

Course 2: Local Pompano with confit fennel, blistered tomatoes, and lemon
Beer Pairing: Wyntoberfest, Märzen

Course 3: Pork Tasting with roasted shoulder, beer sausage, and baby carrots
Beer Pairing: Wynwood Fox, Imperial Red Ale

Course 4: Chocolate Opera Cake with a chocolate biscuit, coffee cream, and vanilla ice cream
Beer Pairing: Pop’s Porter, Robust Porter

This event will kick-off with a reception at 7pm, followed by dinner at 7:30pm. The cost is $60 per person. For more information about this event, or to make a reservation, contact Leah Polinski at [email protected].

Happy dining!

By Jennifer Agress | Miami Editor


Now on Miami Beach, everyone’s favorite upscale Asian hotel, The Setai, Miami Beach, has added a tableside Japanese Beer and Sake Cart to its signature restaurant, Jaya at The Setai {2001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.520.6000}.

Along with the restaurant’s modern Asian cuisine by Chopped winner and Executive Chef Matthew Gervais, Jaya diners can now choose from special Japanese and imported beers–like Echigo Koshihikari Rice BeerOze No Yukidoke IPA and Singha–as well as local Miami favorites, like Funky Buddha and The Floridian. As for Sake, the cart has plenty of handpicked options: including Flying Pegasus Daiginjo Koshu, Soto Junmai Daiginjo, Minato Harbor Yamahai Nama Genshu, or Dewatsuru Sakura Emaki Rose.

Rolling right up to the table, Jaya’s Japanese Beer and Sake Cart is available both indoors and in the hotel’s enchanting courtyard during lunch, dinner or Sunday brunch. To try it for yourself, head to Jaya at The Setai during the following hours:

Monday – Saturday Lunch
11:30am – 3pm

Monday – Thursday & Sunday Dinner
7 – 11pm

Friday and Saturday Dinner
7pm – Midnight

Sunday Brunch
11:30am – 3pm

Happy dining!

By Jennifer Agress | Miami Editor

The Standard_Rose Guide

No matter where you are in the world, one thing’s for sure: there is no season more perfect for rosé than summer. And no place knows that better than the iconic The Standard Spa, Miami Beach {40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.673.1717}.

New this summer, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach has not only added 20 bottles of the pink vintage to its wine list, but it’s also come up with and released its very own “wine guide,” where in-house wine expert Amy Demoga teaches us which bottles are best for which occasions. Follow her suggestions below, and then go there for yourself and start ordering them one by one.

Rumor has it there’s even some rosé cocktails, including a frozen F’rosé concoction, along with one special rosé you won’t find anywhere else: The Standard’s own Sunset Beach Rosé by André Balazs, served by both the glass and the bottle.

Read below to get The Standard’s standard on the best rosé for every occasion:


  • Sunset Beach Rose, André Balazs Collection, Channing Daughters, Long Island New York ‘15
  • Peuch-Haut, Saint Drezery, Languedoc-Rouissillon ‘15 (Grenache and Syrah)
  • Domaine de Fontsainte Gris de Gris, Corbieres Languedoc-Rouissillon ‘15 (Grenache, Cinsault, Mouvedre, Carignan) 


  • Villa Pereire Provence, Fr ‘15 (Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle (vermentino), Carignan)
  • Whispering Angel, Provence, Fr ‘15 (Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle)     
  • Miraval, Provence Fr. ‘15 (Grenache, Cinsault, Rolle, Syrah)
  • Domaine Ott ‘15 (Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon)

Eating a fancy dinner:

  • Chateau d’Esclans “Garrus” Provence, Fr ‘15 (Grenache, Rolle)
  • Chateau Simone, Pallette, Fr ‘15 (Grenache, Cinsault, Mouvedre, Syrah and others)
Les Dauphins, Rhone, Fr ‘15 (Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault)

Eating tapas:

  • Chateau La Gordonne, Provence, Fr ‘15  (Grenache and Syrah)
  • Il Rosa di Casonoves, “La Spinetta” Tuscany ‘15 (Sangiovese, Prugnolo Gentile)
  • Marques de Caceres “Excellens” ‘15 (Grenache, Tempranillo, Viura)
  • Muga ’15 (Grenache, Tempranillo, Viura)

By Jennifer Agress