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Tamarina Miami

Did someone say wine? We’re listening.

Tonight only, head to the elegant-and-enticing Tamarina Restaurant {600 Brickell Avenue, Brickell; 305.579.1888} for the next installment of its popular Wine Dinner Series: Wines of Sicily and Coastal Italian Cuisine. Featuring select wines from Firriato Winery and a four-course tasting dinner for just $65 per person, this evening promises great food, delicious vintages, and of course, the five-star service and luxury that fans of Tamarina have come to expect from this Brickell Avenue gem.

Here’s a taste of the evening’s menu:

Branzino Carpaccio with strawberry gel, orange foam, pistachio dust, and lime zest (Pairing: Charme Rosato 2015) 

Ravioli with asparagus and ricotta, butter, and sage sauce (Pairing: Le Sabbie dell’Etna, Etna Blanco DOC 2014)

Pork Belly with balsamic rosemary glaze, ruby beets purée, and Brussels sprouts (Pairing: Harmonium, Nero D’Avola, Sicilia DOC 2013)

Snickers made with chocolate cake, roasted peanut caramel, and milk chocolate; served with chantilly and vanilla ice cream (Pairing: Passito, Sicilia IGT 2014)

To join in the fun, contact [email protected] and make a reservation. See you there!

Double rib steak for two quality meats

On Monday, February 1 at 7pm, Quality Meats Miami Beach {1501 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach; 305.340.3333} will host an exclusive dinner featuring the acclaimed wines of Napa Valley’s Paul Hobbs Winery. Guests will be joined by owner and winemaker Paul Hobbs himself, who has been named “Wine Personality of the Year” two times by leading U.S. wine critic Robert J. Parker and was dubbed the “Steve Jobs of Wine” by Forbes.

Quality Meats Chef de Cuisine Patrick Rebholz has created a very special menu for the evening designed to pair perfectly with Hobbs’ stellar 90 point plus vintages:

To Start
Assorted QM Canapés: Caviar Cones, Black Truffle Croquettes, Foie Gras Mousse, House-Cured Slab Bacon Peanut Butter and Jelly, and Iberico Ham Station

First Course
Fruit de Mer: Assortment of raw, smoked, and fried seafood

Second Course
Charcuterie Bouquets: House-cured salamis, terrines, and hams

Third Course
Bacon-Braised Long Bone Short Ribs

Fourth Course
Artisanal Cheeses

The dinner is priced at $165 per person, including tax and gratuity. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Email [email protected] to make your reservation today.

—Sherri Balefsky | Miami Editor

Made in Italy Gourmet

No plans for tonight? Consider the following:

All summer long, Wynwood’s new Italian restaurant and market Made in Italy Gourmet {10 Northeast 27th Street, Miami; 786.360.5671} presents “Summer Wine Nights,” a unique Thursday night wine dinner series presented by chefs Cristian Zappelletto and Marco Baruffaldi. The highlight of the series is TONIGHT, July 16, at 7:30pm, featuring the breathtaking island of Sicily and wine pairings that will elevate the experience with each bite! Tickets for the four-course wine dinner and two wine pairings are available for purchase at Made in Italy Gourmet at $55 (plus tax and gratuity). Call the restaurant to reserve your table NOW.


Zuppa di Ceci & Gamberi
Chick pea and shrimp soup

Involtini di Salmone e Caprino
Rolled salmon carpaccio filled with goat cheese
Paired with Principi di Butera Chardonnay

Ravioli di Speck & Fontina alla Crema di Funghi
Homemade ravioli filled with speck and fontina cheese served in a cream of mushrooms sauce
Paired with Principi di Butera Merlot

Amaretto & Goccie di Cioccolata
Amaretto cookies and chocolate-chip cake