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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A Look Back on the First Coral Gables Food Tour

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First off, a big thanks to everyone who made our first-ever Coral Gables Food Tour with Coral Gables Love a success. What’s the Coral Gables Food Tour, you say? This past Tuesday, we teamed up with our favorite Coral Gables blog to take 15 diners to some of the top restaurants in Coral Gables. From 6-9 pm, we enjoyed bites and adult beverages at Uvaggio, Bulla and The Local Craft Food + Drink.

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Uvaggio’s New Fall Menu Is a Home Run

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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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Watch Two Sommeliers Go Head-to-Head in the First-Ever “Sommelier Slam” at Uvaggio

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Make sure to mark Thursday, May 21 on your calendar. On that day, two great sommeliers will go head-to-head in a pairings pour-off at Uvaggio Wine Bar and Restaurant in Coral Gables. Uvaggio’s Head “Wine-O” Heath Porter will take on The Genuine Hospitality Group’s Wine Director Eric Larkee in a Sommelier Slam for the record books.

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