July 22, 2022
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National Hamburger Day at Vinya Table
In recognition of National Hamburger Day next Thursday, July 28, Vinya Table — the wildly popular sommelier-driven neighborhood wine bistro and bar that recently opened in the heart of Coral Gables – is making their famous, over-the-top burger a whole lot juicier!
Crafted with quality Waygu Beef from South Florida’s premier butcher shop Meat N’ Bone and featuring smoked Gouda cheese, bacon, caramelized onion, truffle aioli, and fried egg, Vinya’s ultimate American sandwich pairs perfectly with a bottle of sexy Burgundy. For July 28th only, Vinya is offering a FREE burger with the purchase of a bottle of Burgundy, white or red.
Simply choose your wine: a bottle of Vocoret Petit Chablis 2019 ($25) or a bottle of Liger-Belair Bourgogne Rouge 2016 ($25). Then, let Vinya uncork it, and enjoy a free burger! Offer valid on in-store dining only and a $15 corkage fee applies.
Peruvian Independence Day at La Mar
Join La Mar in celebrating Peru’s independence! Guests will explore the flavors of Peru with a menu curated by Executive Chef Diego Oka. Enjoy fun food stations, tableside chaufa aeropuerto, as well as live entertainment including music and dance performances, and of course unlimited Pisco Sours.
Space is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged for this popular event! Click here for more information and reservations.
New Summer Menu at Estiatorio Ornos
Estiatorio Ornos, a Michael Mina restaurant, has announced the launch of a new summer menu focusing on fish-forward dishes and a curated experience where modern elegance and flavors meet the classic Greek tradition of hospitality. Crafted by Alex Griffiths, Vice President of Culinary Operations, the “Summer in Mykonos” menu brings the sensory pleasures of a trip to the Greek Isles to life, right to a hidden oasis in Aventura.
Dishes featured on the Summer in Mykonos menu include Zucchini Fritters with feta, mint and chive yogurt; The Greek with tomato, cucumber, onion, olives, feta and capers; and Roasted Lemon Chicken with cretan-style potatoes. The menu also includes specialty cocktails like the Mykonos with Hendrick’s gin, KLEOS Mastiha, Aperol, cucumber, and lemon; and Corfu with a View with retsina, campari, vermouth, lime and soda.
Estiatorio Ornos first-of-its-kind restaurant in the area offering traditional, simplistic yet flavorful Greek cuisine. The restaurant offers an expansive 160-seat indoor area complete with a 1,600 square foot Al Fresco dining oasis with a thoughtfully selected menu featuring family-style dishes highlighting seafood, meats and vegetables, as well as daily specials and happy hour. Ornos’ extensive cocktail menu and wine list includes over 250 wines as well as an on-site Sommelier to provide suggestions when selecting the perfect pairing.
Located in the Aventura Mall at 19565 Biscayne Blvd Suite 946, Aventura, FL 33180, Estiatorio Ornos is open for lunch Monday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and dinner from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. with happy hour between 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily at the bar.
Christmas in July at Beaker & Gray
For one day only, Beaker & Gray will turn into a holiday wonderland, replete with ornaments, stockings, presents and even a mistletoe kissing booth! Chef Brian Nasajon has crafted an indulgent holiday feast and along with a special welcome cocktail from the bar team, Christmas Kiss made with Brugal 1888, Bonal, spices, honey, cranberry, and sparkling wine. Menu includes: Two Eggs Any Style; Sourdough Bread w/ Pumpkin Butter & Cranberry Jam; Maple Ham; Honey Glazed Breakfast Sausage; Garlic Rolls; Home Fries; and Apple Bread Pudding; Additional Christmas Brunch Cocktail ($16): Bad Santa’s Coladita with Brugal 1888, Cardamaro, creme de cacao, coconut cream, and cold brew. Get your tickets here.
Photo credit: Ruben Cabrera