Nom News: April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021

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Traymore Debuts Spring Menu
Uchi Names Dina Butterfield Chef de Cuisine
Seasonal Selections at North Italia
BTS and McDonald’s Team Up


Traymore Debuts Spring Menu

Traymore by Michael Schwartz has unveiled a new menu that features a fresh mix of brasserie staples using locally sourced produce. The restaurant brings a familial yet refreshing take on classic dishes with fresh seafood, rich flavors, and a savory variety of fares.

Pulling the global inspired favorites, the menu has been reimagined with Chef Michael Schwartz and Traymore’s Executive Chef Jorge Negron and dazzles with an array of delectable plates. New highlights include the Agnoletti Pasta with ricotta, tomato, fresh herbs and pecorino, the Florida Crab Curry – tomatoes, curry, coconut, naan, mustard seeds, Spicy Morroccan Lamb Meatballs – harissa tomato sauce, yogurt, toasted garlic, plus the best burger on the beach – Grass Fed Double Cheeseburger – umami onions, American cheese, potato roll and the Braised Short Rib – cheesy polenta, green onion and pickled mustard.


Uchi Names Dina Butterfield Chef de Cuisine

Dina Butterfield has been promoted to Chef de Cuisine at Uchi Miami. Chef Butterfield, who helped open Uchi Miami as executive sous chef, and will now lead the team in this new role.

Chef Butterfield will officially kick off her new appointment with a special omakase menu for two, in collaboration with Uchi Founding Chef and Partner Tyson Cole. The menu will be available for a limited time only from May 19-23 coinciding with the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

The special omakase menu debuts at Uchi Miami on May 19th and will last until May 23rd to celebrate Chef Dina’s new post as well as to highlight Cole and Butterfield’s participation in the South Beach Wine and Food Festival’s Best of the Best event.

This special omakase is priced at $150 per person or $190 with drink pairings and consists of ten courses, beginning with the first course, the hot and briny oysters on the half shell starter and completing with the final Okashi (sweet) course.


Seasonal Selections at North Italia

It’s time to retire those winter coats and revel in the warm spring weather on one of North Italia’s spacious dining patios! Starting this month, North Italia is rolling out a series of new menu items and seasonal selections perfect for dining al fresco. Dish highlights include new and updated appetizers, salads, pasta, entrées, and cocktails—some highlights include:

Farmer’s Market Board – An array of seasonal vegetables including grilled asparagus, broccolini, heirloom tomato, watermelon radish, sugar snap pea, heirloom carrot, basil pesto, with a side of trinity sauce and hearth bread

Tuna Crudo – A fresh tuna crudo mixed with agrumato, avocado, Castelvetrano olives, capers, pine nuts, mint, and Espelette pepper

Contadina Salad – Romaine lettuce tossed with rosemary ham, heirloom tomatoes, avocado, watermelon radish, cucumber, and pickled red onion dressed in a savory, roasted garlic vinaigrette, and topped with creamy crescenza and torn croutons

Burrata Anolini – Hand-crafted pasta with blistered heirloom tomatoes, torn basil, and pecorino cheese in a traditional tomato sauce

Wagyu Skirt Steak Tagliata – A sumptuous skirt steak topped with grilled asparagus, arugula, and red wine mushroom ragu served with a side of creamy Cambozola polenta
Veni Vidi Vici – Incredibly balanced cocktail featuring Iwai Japanese Whisky, aromatic Amaro Montenegro, hibiscus and orange Aperitivo, and fresh lemon


BTS and McDonald’s Team Up

Get ready, because the Golden Arches are about to shine even brighter thanks to a new collab with 21st century global pop icons, BTS. This one-of-a-kind menu “tour” officially kicks off on May 26 in the U.S., when customers can enjoy the BTS Meal at participating restaurants nationwide.

The superstar band’s signature order includes a 10-piece Chicken McNuggets®, medium World Famous Fries®, medium Coke®, and for the first time ever in the U.S., Sweet Chili and Cajun dipping sauces inspired by popular recipes from McDonald’s South Korea (cue even more ecstatic celebrating!).

Since 2013, BTS has topped charts and brought people together from all over the world through their music and positive messages. Following the successful launch of McDonald’s celebrity signature orders program last year, BTS is the latest icon to have their signature menu items featured at participating restaurants. However, they’ll be the first celebs to share their order with customers worldwide. That’s right… for the first time since McDonald’s launched celebrity signature orders, the BTS Meal will be available globally in nearly 50 countries.

Over the next few months, customers everywhere will find themselves that much closer to their favorite artists. U.S. customers will be able to order the BTS Meal in-restaurant, through contactless mobile order and pay in the McDonald’s App, at the Drive Thru or via McDelivery.

So mark your calendars for May 26, and be sure to keep an eye out on McDonald’s social channels (@mcdonalds) for regular updates on the collab, including even more surprises in the coming weeks!