Nom News: July 23, 2021

July 23, 2021

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New Offerings at TUR Kitchen
New Lunch Box Selections at Le Zoo
National Tequila Day at COYO Taco
Tasting Event at Unit B Eatery + Spirits
Ladies Night + Industry Night at Maü
PINCHO to Launch Miami Cowboy Burger


New Offerings at TUR Kitchen

Located in Coral Gables, TUR Kitchen is a contemporary, ingredient-forward concept that celebrates the food, drink, and culture of the Mediterranean basin. Ushering in Miami’s summer bounty, today TUR Kitchen announces the launch of a refreshed menu that complements the season.

This is the most significant menu change to date for the young restaurant that is currently led by Executive Chef Christian Chirino. Spanning beyond just the kitchen, the new menu also includes a special spritz cocktail menu, Miami Spice Lunch offerings and an expanded happy hour menu.

The Dinner menu will see the most significant change with six new mains as well as a new salad and share plates. A Wagyu Tartare has seen itself to the menu as well as a Piquillo Spread and a traditional cold Vichyssoise soup.

New entrée additions range in complexity from the lighter Tuna Za’atar; Sea Bream with garbanzo, preserved lemon, fennel, leeks and piquillo, and Chicken Moruno with an airy vanilla-infused celery root purée; to a progressively heavier Braised Goat, Short Rib Steak and a veg-forward Organic Mushrooms dish. Signature Lamb Chops celebrate stone-fruit season and are now prepared with Chermoula and accompanied by halved and grilled apricots topped with mint and yogurt.

The Lunch menu borrows several dinner additions, but infuses a coastal vibe of lighter choices like the Anchovies & Chickpeas, a frisée salad with blood orange, preserved lemon and pomegranate as well as a Tuna main dish and a Niçoise Tartine on sourdough toast.

TUR Kitchen is also participating in the city’s summer-long Miami Spice, which will launch August 1 and goes through the end of September. Monday through Friday guests can enjoy a three-course lunch tasting menu for $28 per person.

It’s always been a family affair on Sundays, with a day-long menu that highlights brunch-friendly items (from 12 to 5 p.m.), a Whole Fish Experience (12 to 9 p.m.) and now, a new Spritz menu. Savory poached egg Shakshouka; Steak & Eggs; and Avocado Tartine are on the menu along with a with fresh market selection of Branzino, Turbot or Sea Bream whole fish (while available).

The new addition of the Spritz menu has four Spritz cocktails ($15 each). A Fennel Elderflower is mixed with Fennel Pollen and St. Germain, a Ginger Spritz features the French aperitif, Lillet® and ginger beer along with a traditional Aperol Spritz and its “cousin” The Classic made with Campari.

Happy Hour now includes TUR Kitchen’s signature Craft Cocktails at happy hour pricing, and a more extensive bites menu with a full list of all their Turkish flatbread Pides and additional spreads.


New Lunch Box Selections at Le Zoo

Bal Harbour’s sophisticated French brasserie, Le Zoo, has launched a $20 lunch box that’ll transport guests straight to Champ de Mars.

Bring out the Francophile in you Monday-Sunday with different lunch boxes that will take you everywhere from Paris to the shores of St.Tropez. From Mozzarella ‘Fior di Latte’ and Tomato Focaccia, to Poached Salmon served with couscous and brie cheese, Le Zoo has made sure to satisfy every guest yearning for an afternoon escape.

Photo by Andrew Hektor.


National Tequila Day at COYO Taco

On Saturday, July 24th, taco and tequila lovers alike can sip on this elevated spin for $5 all day (regularly priced at $8.50). The new premium margarita features Maestro Dobel Silver Tequila , made from 100% Blue Agave, Cointreau, organic lime juice and agave. Guests can redeem the discounted cocktail at the taqueria side at all Miami locations from open until close.

Since COYO Taco knows how much their audiences love tequila, all Miami outposts are pouring FREE tastings of the new margarita and Maestro Dobel Silver Tequila (Saturday, July 24th from 4-7 PM). Drinks will be limited per guest and served inside the taqueria. COYO Taco is located in Wynwood, Brickell and Coral Gables.


Tasting Event at Unit B Eatery + Spirits

Unit B Eatery + Spirits, Pembroke Pines newest cocktail driven fine dining experience, is continuing their popular summer spirits series with a pairing dinner that is perfect for bourbon aficionados. On Monday, August 2 at 7PM cocktail enthusiasts and foodies from all over are welcome to join Unit B Eatery + Spirits at their Voyage of Spirits: Jefferson’s Bourbon Tasting + 4-Course Dinner Event.

Located in The Shops at Pembroke Gardens, this lowkey gastronomic nook is the perfect lounge for those looking to kick back to low-fi beats, imbibe in quality libations, and enjoy delicious bites. Carefully curated by Executive Chef Yasemis Gomez, the restaurant’s menu fuses international flavors and techniques, while focusing on unique culinary experiences.

On August 2nd, guests can say (bour)bon voyage, as they depart on a tasting adventure featuring a bourbon flight that is perfectly paired with a four-course meal priced at $90++ per person. An ideal gift for the bourbon lover in your life, tickets are available via Eventbrite here

Each batch of Jefferson’s Bourbon takes a unique journey during the aging process, and tasting attendees are invited to embrace the flavors of this timeless bourbon as they explore their palette throughout the four courses. Dinner will begin with the starter of the evening, Foie Gras Toast, made with wild mushrooms and truffle apple jam.

For the first course guests can choose between the Chilled Cream of Asparagus & Spring Onion Soup, topped with fresh herbs and asparagus tips, and served with crispy pumpernickel bread; or the Hamachi Sashimi with papaya tigers milk, avocado, shaved daikon radish, crispy plantain, and cilantro. The second course takes the entire experience to the next level with the choice of the Maple Lacquered Duck Breast, with roasted romanesco, olive oil potato pureé, plum mustard reduction, pickled beets, and duck jus; or Pan Seared Scallop, with creamed corn, chorizo, pea and mint pureé, and crispy parsnip.

Saving the best for last, diners can end the meal on a sweet note with the decadent Death By Chocolate Trifle, served with strawberries in three special ways; sorbet, stewed, and mousse. Purchase your tickets here.


Ladies Night + Industry Night at Maü

Whether you’re looking for a trendy restaurant with killer cocktails or a fun, new spot to dance the night away, Maü will surely impress the whole squad. Get ready to plunge yourself into an oasis where Mykonos meets Tulum and get a taste of their unique house cocktails and live DJ entertainment, accompanied by delicious Mediterranean cuisine. It gets even better, guests can kick off the week or finish their extended weekend the Maü way with Ladies Night + Industry Night every Monday with 50% off all drinks and select menu items at the bar.

Their cocktail menu features unique cocktails with a twist such as the Chamomile Sour, First Bloom, Mango Mojito, Choco Villian, Raisin’ Cane, Greek Amigo, and many more. What is Ladies’ Night without the bubbles? Maü also has an extensive wine list including reds, whites, rosé, and prosecco. So grab your girlfriends and head to Maü Miami for an unforgettable night that is sure to give you plenty of fun and memorable photos for your Instagram!


PINCHO to Launch Miami Cowboy Burger

Back with another out-of-the-box burger creation, South Florida’s beloved PINCHO introduces its new Miami Cowboy Burger. For a limited time, guests can indulge in the wildly-popular fast casual concept’s new menu item, the brainchild of PINCHO’s talented Director of Culinary, Adrian Sanchez. Starting Tuesday, August 3, the Miami Cowboy Burger will be available at eight locations in Miami Dade and Broward. It will be available throughout the months of August and September.

A flavor-packed, epic ride for your tastebuds, the Miami Cowboy Burger, priced at $10, is served on a buttery, locally baked brioche bun and features a 100% fresh beef patty topped with cheddar cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, tobacco onions, Carolina BBQ sauce and “Cowboy Candy,” aka candied jalapeños. The star ingredient of the dish, ‘Cowboy Candy’ is a creation from Gypsy Hidden Farms, a local business founded by Lizette Galdames.

Finding motivation in cooking after her husband had an ischemic stroke, Lizette sought out to create natural and healthy meals for her family which led to turning her Miami home into an urban mini-farm. With the newfound purpose of clean cooking, she found a passion for creating jams and jellies using locally-grown ingredients. “We are proud to support a local business and to have the opportunity to work with Gypsy Hidden Farms to bring the delicious Miami Cowboy Burger to our customers,” says Otto Othman, CEO and Co-Founder.