Wednesday at Patio Isola
This Wednesday find us at the Easterseals South Florida Festival of Chefs out on Nikki Beach in Miami Beach. The annual festival is the ultimate way for foodies around South Florida to dine with Miami’s top chefs, experience sensational cuisine, entertainment, and even an auction. The proceeds of the festival will be going to benefit the Easterseals South Florida Culinary Arts High School for the next generation of our favorite chefs. Plus, the Event Chef Chair is none other than the city’s regarded Chef Jose Mendin, who brought us mindblowing dining adventures at Pubbelly, River Tail, The Pie Father, La Placita, Casa Isola, and now Patio Isola too. While still fresh on the scene, Patio Isola is doing big things and has quickly become one of our go-to’s in Miami for casual yet innovative Italian dining. This time around we’ll be catching them at the Easterseals festival serving up exuberant Polenta Cremosa with Marsala Jus Mushrooms. An event not to be missed by South Florida’s epicureans.
For more details, visit the event’s website.
Friday at MNB Kitchen
Friday evening we’re heading over to Tripping Animals Brewery for a taste of what MNB Kitchen has in store. This is a fairly new concept by our favorite meat purveyors over at Meat N’ Bone. If you’ve ever had the chance to get fresh cuts of meat directly from them or try some of the luxuriant creations over at The Wagyu Bar or at one of the Undisclosed events you know you won’t be getting anything short of the best quality meat in the country. MNB Kitchen is more on the casual side of things offering tried and true dishes to go along with the beers at the Brewery. We’re looking forward to spending Friday night with a couple of friends, a few beers, and our favorite sharable plates like the Filet Mignon platter with a side of chips and sauce, the Proper Tequenos (baked mozzarella sticks), and the Wagyu Beef Carpaccio —an absolute must for every visit to any of the outposts. Cheers!
Saturday at Paradise Farms (Legions Park Farmers Market)
The CSA program at Paradise Farms might be closed for the season but not to fear, because the farm is making a comeback to the region’s farmers’ markets. This Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm you can find South Florida’s regenerative and sustainable farm over at the Legions Farmers Market with all their latest seasonal crops. We love getting our fresh weekly produce straight from the farm, including microgreens, mushrooms, and edible flowers to brighten up our breakfast spreads. We even get tropical fruits from them that are usually imported from outside the US, like mangoes, avocadoes, bananas, and carambola. Nothing beats the taste of fruits harvested in season, when ripe, and from the soil of your environment! Paradise Farms is certified organic and only uses regenerative practices meaning the land gets back just as much as it gives and everything remains in a perfectly balanced flow. We recommend arriving at the farmer’s market early to get the first pick of their fresh crops!
Sunday at Toscana Divino
Have you been to Toscana Divino’s recently unveiled brunch yet? You’ve probably already gotten a sense from our weekly dine-around that we love brunch and Miami is no short of the most divine brunch options in the country. And yet, we dare say Toscana Divino has simply swept us off our feet and we’re coming back for more. The upscale Italian eatery offers a Smooth Jazz Sunday Brunch Experience out on their newly renovated Terrazza with bottomless mimosas and an Italian-influenced brunch menu. Upon arrival, brunchers get a beautiful tower of seasonal fruit, freshly baked bread, and croissants accompanied by homemade marmalades, and butter. Should we mention that you can upgrade the experience with the restaurant’s signature Mare Tower? An absolutely grand tower of fresh steamed giant prawns and chilled oysters on the shell. The main dish choices are full of seafood offerings, premium meats, and truffles. Depending on our mood we might go with the velvety omelet paired with a lobster salad and greens, or perhaps a tried classic —the steak and eggs paired with roasted potatoes. Our eyes might naturally choose to run wild but it’s not a problem since we’re sure to be back again.