The Bon Appétit Grub Crawl Finally Made its Way to Miami!

There is only one thing I love more than fashion and that’s eating!!

I was on assignment on behalf of Condé Nast Style Society & I just had to share my AMAZING experience during the              Miami Bon Appétit Grub Crawl with all of you.

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The Bon Appétit Grub Crawl finally made its way to Miami to wrap up the last two of its nationwide events this year and this Miamian couldn’t be happier!

On Nov. 2, the Grub Crawl came to a an end in Miami’s Design District where the day included stops at fine eateries such as Dena Marino‘s MC Kitchen, David Bracha‘s Oak Tavern Fine Food & Spirits, and Michael Schwartz‘s Harry’s Italian Pizza Bar. There was also time for sampling the highest-quality ingredients at The Cypress Room, and Sugarcane.

That night, the eating fest continued in South Beach, with seafood at Sunny Oh‘s Juvia, pasta at Rec Room at the Gale Hotel, and the delectableness of Bianca at the Delano. Food lovers also indulged themselves at Pubbelly and what better way to enjoy all these yummy bites than to pair them with specialty drinks, wine pairings and my favorite, champagne!

Ready to make your belly rumble??? Below I have provided some images courtesy of photographer, Max Reed.  And yes, I went as far as to include the featured menus from some of the restaurants. 😉

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AFTERNOON CRAWL MENU

SUGARCANE raw bar grill

Food

Pan con lechon sandwich  / cranberry mojo / pickled onions

Florida stone crab “cracking” station / assorted mustards / cocktail sauces / salads

Eggplant tortelli  buratta & pesto

Goat cheese croquettes / membrillo marmalade

Bacon wrapped dates / linguiça / manchego

Rock shrimp /polenta / sweet peppers

Bay scallop / celery root / pomegranate butter

Short rib galbi bibimbap / sesame rice  / local star fruit / kimchee

Maine lobster nigiri / Florida sturgeon caviar

Foie gras gunkan

Beverages

Cucumber Bellini / limoncello / prosecco

Heirloom Bloody Mary /fresh florida tomatoes / cucumber / aji amarillo / tabasco / house spice blend / sea salt / crispy pork belly garnish

Mulled Rum Cider / seasonal spices / apple cider / aged rum / hibiscus teas

Cucumber Ginger Ale Cooler Cucumber, Lime, Fresh Mint, Seagram’s Ginger Ale

MC Kitchen

            Food

Black Mission Fig Pizzetta – Cippolini marmalade, parma prosciutto, Fontina cheese, arugula, saba vinaigrette

Roasted Pear and Cheese Fiocchi – robiolo, grana padano, ricotta, tellagio, white truffle

Beverages

Cheating At Solitaire

Dogfish Head Chateau jiahu, Seagram’s ginger ale

Don’t Think Twice

Dogfish Head Theobroma, Seagram’s ginger ale

Oak Tavern Fine Food & Spirits

            Food

Stone Crab Toast with smashed avocado

Bacalao Croquettes with saffron aioli

Calamari a la Plancha squid ink & romesco

Wood Roasted Goat with chimichurri

Fall Vegetable Salad ricotta, local greens, toasted seeds

Beverages

“Granny’s Spiced Punch”: fresh pressed Granny Smith apple juice, bourbon, sage, Cidre apple cider.

Beer & Wine

Harry’s Pizzeria

Food

Margherita Pizza mozzarella, tomato sauce & basil

Short Rib Pizza cave aged gruyere, caramelized onion, arugula

Pesto Pizza homemade ricotta, mozzarella, pecorino, fresh tomato

Meatballs in sauce

Escarole

Beverages

Michael’s Genuine Home Brew

 

The Cypress Room

Food

Smoked swordfish with eggplant and yogurt purée

Leg of Lamb with ratatouille and merguez with pesto

French Macarons

           

Beverages

Sippy Cup aperol, lemon, simple syrup, soda, hibiscus bitters

Vieux Carré   Courvoisier vs, benedictine, redemption rye, carpano antica sweet vermouth, peychauds and angostura bitters

EVENING CRAWL MENU

Juvia

            Food

Mini Tuna Causa Croquette

Salmon Sashimi with Nashi Pear

Short Rib Skewers

           

            Beverages

Juvia Shots

Pear Sangria

Mojito

Conte Brandolini, Pinot Grigio

Aruma Malbec

Assorted wines

Dolce in the Rec Room at the Gale Hotel

            Food

Truffled Beef Carpaccio with crispy quinoa

Raviolo del Plin with Mantasio Fondu, chestnuts and sage

Butternut squash soup with shrimp polpettine

Beverages

Classic Daiquiri

 

Bianca

Food

Caprese Skewers with Fresh Pesto

Chicken Truffle Bruschetta

Mini Meatball Sandwiches

 

            Beverages

“The French 75”

Gin, lemon juice, sugar and champagne garnished with a lemon peel

Pubbelly

Food

Japanese Hamachi Ceviche Taquitos , avocado crème, radish, bibb lettuce, ginger garlic soy, Texas Pete Hot sauce

Braised Short rib dumplings, corn miso, truffle, parmesan

Duck and Pumpkin dumplings, almond brown butter, orange

Pork Belly Confit, butterscotch miso, kabocha purée, corn powder

Brussels Sprouts, bacon miso

Beverages

Pubbelly Tavern Blend, grenach & syrah, Rhone France

Irun Verdejo, Spain

Florida Cracker Belgian style white ale, Florida USA

Otokoyama Junmai Sake, Japan

Pumpkin Patch Ginger pumpkin spritzer with Seagram’s

Lorenzo

            Food

ANTIPASTI

Charred Carrots – goat cheese, almond, San Giacomo balsamico

Seared Octopus – tomato basil sauce

Tuscan Chicken Liver Spread – caperberry, egg, crostini

PASTE

Gnocchi wild boar ragu, Tuscan red wine

GELATO E SORBETTI

Sicilian pistachio mint gelato

Meyer lemon sorbetto, rooftop spearmint

Espresso gelato, anise pignoli biscotti

Nutella hazelnut crunch gelato, chocolate biscotti

Florida ruby grapefruit sorbetto, candied grapefruit rind

 

            Beverages

Ginger Lips – Ciroc Amaretto, Canton Ginger Liqueur, Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Ginger Ale

2012 Palai Fiori Vermentino Sardinia

2010 Ciacci Pi

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If you haven’t been to a Bon Appetit Grub Crawl than you don’t know what you are missing.

For more information on the Bon Appeit Grub Crawl, please click here.

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