Uvaggio’s Somm Slam: Miami vs. New York Edition

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Last week, Uvaggio hosted its latest Somm Slam at the Coral Gables Woman’s Club. Typically, the series pits Uvaggio’s Head Wine-O Heath Porter against local sommeliers in a wine-pairing dinner battle; previous competitors have included somms from 50 Eggs and The Genuine Hospitality Group.

This time around, though, the competitor hailed from New York: award-winning sommelier Patrick Cappiello. Cappiello currently serves as Wine Director for Rebelle as well as Pearl and Ash on the Bowery. Supporting the two in the kitchen were Uvaggio’s Tanner Gil and Top Chef talent Grayson Schmitz. Needless to say, guests were in for a treat.

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Uvaggio’s New Fall Menu Is a Home Run


Since opening last year, Uvaggio has grown into a neighborhood favorite on Miracle Mile. And personally, the wine bar has been a favorite of ours since we started the blog last summer — Partners Craig DeWald and Heath Porter were our very first interview.

This year, Uvaggio saw a big change in the kitchen following the departure of opening chef Bret Pelaggi. Replacing him is Tanner Gill, a Texas Culinary Academy graduate who made a name for himself at various Austin restaurants before moving to Miami and joining Uvaggio. Our recent fall media dinner was the first time trying Chef Tanner’s food and we can honestly say Uvaggio hasn’t missed a beat.

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