Nom News: February 23, 2024

February 23, 2024

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Coming Soon: JARANA
Leap Frog Offerings at Sriracha House
Sexy Fish Announces Sunday Brunch
Cuban Heritage Night at La Terrazza


Coming Soon: JARANA

Globally recognized hospitality group, Acurio International, brings the celebratory spirit of Peru to Aventura with the opening of JARANA, an approachable yet modern Peruvian restaurant and pisco bar concept that deliciously fuses the colors and flavors of the South American country into one vibrant eatery. Following the successful launch of its first location in New Jersey in March 2023,

JARANA Aventura, inclusive of an open-air kitchen restaurant, full bar and lounge area that highlights pisco cocktails, and an outdoor dining terrace, is now accepting reservations ahead of its open-to-the-public date of Monday, March 18. The concept-driven establishment, located at the Esplanade at Aventura, is poised to bring the rich, authentic cuisine and joyful spirit of Peruvian culture to South Florida’s culinary scene.

JARANA, a Peruvian term for ‘spontaneous celebration’, lives up to its name by offering a festive dining experience that combines traditional Peruvian dishes with culinary influences from Japanese, Chinese, and Italian cultures. Guests can indulge in a variety of Peruvian classics, from fresh cebiches to fiery anticuchos, all crafted under the expert guidance of Chef Jesus Delgado, JARANA’S Corporate Executive Chef, as well as Aventura’s Executive Chef Martha Palacios.

Each dish is a homage to Peruvian flavors and ingredients, presented in a casual, yet sophisticated and contemporary manner. Menu highlights include refreshing variations of “Cebiches & Tiraditos” such as Cebiche Nikkei made with tuna, cucumber, avocado, tamarindo and soy sauce leche de tigre; and Tiradito Bachiche featuring hamachi, parmesan, Leche de Tigre, avocado, chalaca, and olive oil.

The “Nikkei Bar” offerings, like Mar & Tierra served with shrimp, rocoto batayaki, lomito saltado Nikkei, and amarillo cebichera combine Peruvian ingredients with Japanese techniques. Among the various “Causas,” a delicious, layered potato dish, is the Casera made with chicken, mayo, avocado, tomato, egg, and Huancaina sauce; while the “Piqueos” on the menu features Tuna Wantacos, three wonton tacos with Nikkei-style tuna tartare, avocado and aji amarillo sauce.

“Anticuchos,” a common street snack in Peru of skewered, grilled meats and seafood, are served with roasted potatoes, Peruvian corn, rocoto and Huacatay herb sauces.

For entrees, guests are encouraged to order “From the Wok,” where Chinese influences and Peruvian cuisine beautifully meld in dishes like the popular Peruvian signature Lomo Saltado made with beef tenderloin sauteed with onion, tomato, aji, and potato, and served with rice.

Specialty items “From the Kitchen” capture the essence of Peruvian home-cooking like the Aji De Gallina—a delectable aji amarillo and pulled chicken stew; while those seeking a communal dining experience can order from “Las Jaranas,” family-style shareable dishes that everyone can enjoy such as the Pescado Frito Nikkei, featuring whole snapper deboned and fried, sweet and spicy nikkei sauce, bok choy, and white chaufa.

Photo Credit: Miami Chef


Leap Day Offerings at Sriracha House

Sriracha House, the fast casual restaurant known for its unique twist on Southeast Asian-inspired wok dishes, is celebrating the Leap Day with an exclusive special as a reward for the extra day in February. On Thursday, February 29, guests can savor the bold, exquisite, flavorful and customizable dishes with “something for everyone” by purchasing a “build your own” and/or the “house favorites” bowl and receive a complimentary vegetable spring roll and choice of milk tea.

Guests have the option to customize their dish by choosing from a selection of noodles, proteins, vegetables and sauces. House-curated stir-fry specialties include Karmayaki – egg noodles, roasted chicken breast, broccoli and Japanese teriyaki sauce; Sobe Sweet and Sour – Jasmine rice, pork, pineapple and Chinese sweet and sour sauce; and Bring the Heat – Udon noodles, steak, baby corn, cilantro and Sriracha House hot chili sauce.

Sriracha House is located at 5966 South Dixie Highway, from 11AM to midnight, for dine-in, take-out and delivery on DoorDash and Uber Eats.


Sexy Fish Announces Sunday Brunch

Sexy Fish Miami is delighted to announce a new, luxurious Sexy Sunday Brunch experience featuring the restaurant’s signature cuisine, cocktails, champagne, ambiance, and more.

Launching on Sunday, March 10th, and every Sunday thereafter, Sexy Fish Miami’s elevated brunch celebrates culinary indulgence. Guests can also tailor their experience with a choice of tiered beverage packages; options include endlessly flowing specialty cocktails, champagne, wine, or non-alcoholic elixirs.

Brunch packages, ranging from $99 to $349, allows guests to customize their Sunday brunch to match their mood or occasion. Each tier includes unlimited starters, sushi and maki, a choice of entrée, and dessert.

The culinary journey begins with a lavish selection of starters, meant to be shared by the table, including Smoked Salmon Bao, Chicken Gyoza, Prawn Tempura, Duck Salad, Salt & Pepper Squid, and Cauliflower Teriyaki.

Guests are invited to visit the extraordinary Sushi Station, to choose from an endless and opulent presentation of maki, sashimi and nigiri.

For the main course, diners can choose from delectable dishes like Slow Cooked Brisket, Baby Chicken & Yuzu, Caramelized Black Cod, or Prime Skirt Steak & Chimichurri. Entrees are complemented by accompaniments ranging from Grilled Sweet Potato & Coconut Wasabi and Grilled Shishito Peppers to Broccoli & Spicy Quinoa and Tofu & Truffle Salad.

Save room for a sweet finish as the meal culminates with craveable desserts like Donuts, Ice Cream, Mochis, and other luscious treats.

Pricing starts at $99/person for the non-alcoholic beverage package. Indulge in the Unlimited Charles Le Bel – Inspiration “1818” N.V. Package for $129/person or opt for the Unlimited Louis Roederer – Collection 244 N.V. Package at $149/person. For the ultimate luxury, uplevel with the Unlimited Dom Pérignon 2013 Package at $349/person.


Cuban Heritage Night at La Terrazza

La Terrazza Bar & Grill is extending its popular Cuban Heritage Night by popular demand. Now, diners can honor the rich tapestry of Cuban culture with a special La Vida Cuba celebration the last Thursday of every month through May.

On Thursday, February 29 La Terrazza will collaborate with 305 BBQ, Padron Cigars, and Bacardi to offer 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, 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.