Nom News: January 12, 2024

January 12, 2024

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Now Open in Coral Gables: CVI.CHE 105
Cuban Heritage Night at La Terrazza
Marathon Specials at Lost Boy
MLK Programming at Red Rooster


Now Open in Coral Gables: CVI.CHE 105

Now introducing the latest addition to Downtown Coral Gables: CVI.CHE 105. Established in 2009 by Chef Juan Chipoco, this widely renowned restaurant with multiple South Florida locations has now set its roots in Coral Gables.

The fifth CVI.CHE 105 is a must-try destination offering lunch, dinner, daily happy hours, and an exclusive menu only available at The Plaza Coral Gables location. Experience a fresh interior redesign, artfully accentuated with opulent gold elements reminiscent of the wealth of the Inca empire.

“We’re not just opening a restaurant; we’re unveiling a new chapter of culinary passion and resilience,” said Chipoco. “This grand opening at The Plaza Coral Gables is a celebration of Peruvian gastronomy, a journey that began in my uncle’s bakery in Peru, took me through the bustling kitchens of Miami, and now finds its new home in the heart of the vibrant landscape of Coral Gables. Each dish is a story, and every patron becomes a part of our narrative.”

The space features a vibrant full bar with daily DJ performances, a spacious main dining area, and an inviting outdoor patio, creating the perfect setting for delightful alfresco dining.

CVI.CHE 105 is located at 111 Palermo Ave, Suite #108, Coral Gables, FL 33134.

Hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Cuban Heritage Night at La Terrazza

Join La Terrazza Bar & Grill on Thursday, January 25, as they honor the rich tapestry of Cuban culture with a special La Vida Cuba celebration. In collaboration with 305 BBQ, Padron Cigars, and Bacardi, this night promises a fully immersive Cuban experience. Feast on a whole pig, expertly prepared La Caja China style by 305 BBQ, while enjoying the smooth blends of Padron cigars and Bacardi rum cocktails. The soulful tunes of Luis Bofill provide the perfect backdrop.

Executive Chef Danny Ganem has crafted a special family-style menu that pays homage to the vibrant flavors of Cuban cuisine. Priced at $135 ++ per person, the menu features tantalizing Bocaditos such as Croqueta de Bacalao, Wagyu Fritas, and Mini Cuban Croqueta Preparada. Appetizers include Tamal en Cazuela with Berkshire Pork, Anson Mills Corn, and Sofrito. Indulge in mouthwatering entrees like Wagyu Ropa Vieja and Grilled Yellowtail Snapper, in addition to the succulent 305 BBQ Lechon. Sides showcase fufu de platano, platano maduros, and Moros y Cristianos. End the evening with a decadent Dulce de Leche Flan. The celebration runs from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Marathon Specials at Lost Boy

If you are participating in the annual marathon, look no further than Downtown watering hole Lost Boy Dry Goods for your post-marathon recovery. On Sunday, January 28th, the English pub meets captain’s tavern is offering Beverage and Food Specials including $5 Lost Boy IPA’s and Estrella beer all night, Free Estrella beer for each guest with bib, and $10 sandwich and chips specials featuring the Toasted Italian Sub and Turkey Sandwich. Specials will be offered all day after the race starting at 11 a.m.

Photo Credit: Jen Castro


MLK Day Programming at Red Rooster

Red Rooster Overtown, the acclaimed Overtown restaurant presented by Marcus Samuelsson, Derek Fleming & Michael Simkins, pays homage to Martin Luther King Jr. Day by partnering up with Overtown Youth Center & Alonzo Mourning Foundation. On Monday, January 15, a cooking demo led by head chef Charles Page will take place, showcasing to the members of the Overtown Youth Center the essence of self-reliance, creativity, and health consciousness. A discussion by a local jazz artist follows, shining the light on the significant role of music in the cultural heritage of Overtown, acknowledging its status as a Miami Cultural Center. The event culminates with an enlightening tour showcasing the artwork at Red Rooster, highlighting the historical importance of the Pool Hall building and the connections this venue holds to Dr. King, a place where he frequently gathered and organized.

From Friday, January 12 – Monday, January 15 Red Rooster will also serve a curated a la carte menu commemorating MLK’s civil rights movement that includes their take on Southern food including Lamb Gnocchi Bolognese ($28), Smokey Fried Quail ($25), Seafood Gumbo ($21), BBQ Scottish Salmon ($36), and Dry Rubbed Smoked St. Louis Cut Ribs ($36), and Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie.