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MM74 Tap Takeover

There’s always something brewing at Fontainebleau Miami Beach {4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 877.512.8002} and this month is no exception.

M.I.A. Brewing, the Doral-based brewery, taproom, and beer garden is currently partnering with the hotel’s signature restaurant, Michael Mina 74, for a one-of-a-kind “tap takeover.” From now through October, all eight of the MM74’s taps will be pouring an array of  the brewery’s handcrafted beers, ales, and stouts.

In celebration of this partnership, tomorrow, Wednesday, September 30, at 8:30pm, M.I.A.’s brew master Michael Demetrus will join Chef Thomas Griese for a special five-course beer-pairing dinner.

Here’s what you can expect:

First Course: Duo of Diver Sea Scallop “Chaud-Froid”
Scallop espuma, hibiscus gel, sweet corn royalé, and herbed sabayon
Paired with: Regresa a Mi
Berliner Weisse fermented with guava and hibiscus

Second Course: Maine Lobster Pasta
Hand-cut pappardelle, garden squash ribbons, and lemon verbena
Paired with: Fontainebru
Saison (dry farmhouse ale) fermented with lemon verbena

Third Course: Jerked Caribbean Quail and Foie Gras
Cannellini bean purée, macadamia nuts, and saffron-infused mango
Paired with: Rye Tortugas
Galaxy red rye malt-forward ale

Fourth Course: Coffee-Rubbed Prime Skirt Steak Churrasco
Passionfruit brown butter, coffee textures, and tarragon
Paired with: Czar Face
Russian Imperial stout

Fifth Course: Double Chocolate Raspberry Torte
Aerated Tahitian vanilla-bean ice cream, raspberry cells, and cocoa nibs
Paired with: Moo-Over Miami
Roast dark chocolate full-bodied stout with cocoa nibs and vanilla bean

The prix-fixe menu is priced at $85 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and tickets can be purchase online here.

By Sherri Balefsky | Miami Editor