We’re huge coffee fans at MMTM and admittedly drink one too many cups of coffee a day. When we heard Nespresso was having a coffee tasting tour across the country with a stop in Miami to promote their new VertuoLine product, we got all giddy. This last Sunday, we headed over to their first stop in Miami at Aventura Mall to see what the buzz was all about.
Do you love beer? Do you love food? If you answered yes to both questions, then you’re bound to love the HopChef Beer and Food Pairing Competition! And if you didn’t answer yes to both questions, what’s wrong with you? (we kid, we kid)
We’re back to regular programming around here with our weekly round up of foodie links. We took a minor break the last two weeks to team up with Visit Miami’s “It’s So MiamiTM: People & Places” campaign. Mel gave you an inside look into Wynwood, while Mitch explored “Little Coconut Gables.” If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to share your favorite Miami spots, for a chance to win a $1,000 grand prize! While you gather those details, make sure to check the fun food links below and enjoy a kick-ass weekend.
Last week MMTM was invited to an intimate Flor de Caña rum tasting and food pairing in the cool and understated SoFi bar, Radio. What started off as a pop-up bar in early 2013 has transformed into a local favorite, beaming with craft cocktails and laid-back ambiance. With dim lighting, home décor, and a pool table to keep a friendly game going, Radio has become one of Miami’s hidden libation gems.
Adrianne Calvo, Chef/Owner, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar
Filled with the love for food at a young age, Adrianne Calvo focused her efforts on her one true aspiration: Gourmet cuisine. At age 30, Chef Adrianne is owning and operating her own restaurant, Chef Adrianne’s Vineyard Restaurant and Wine Bar; has published two cookbooks, Maximum Flavor and Driven by Flavor Fueled by Fire; appears on a weekly TV segment on NBC6’s Live Miami; and has participated on Food Network’s original series Chopped. In 2013, she was awarded “Restaurant of the Year” by Miami Magazine’s People’s Choice Award, named Cordon D’Or’s “Chef of the Year,” and was a winning chef at a national culinary competition by Alluette and Il de France. Not too shabby! Along with her accolades, Chef Adrianne has been able to give back to the community through her Make It Count Foundation, collaborating with St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital to help children suffering from cancer.
Blink and you’ll miss it. The Neighborhood Bistro is a true hidden gem in the heart of Coconut Grove nestled in a tiny shopping center off of Bird Ave. Known almost exclusively to Grove locals, this little hole-in-the-wall has been serving up mostly traditional French cuisine for about two years now.
I live in Midtown so Biscayne Boulevard is the friend I love to hate. Over the last few years I’ve seen it grow exponentially, but the food scene still yearns for more – with the exception of very few restaurants including Sabor a Peru. It’s safe to say that I have never made my way down 29th and Biscayne and found Sabor a Peru empty. The tiny Peruvian restaurant on the strip mall that sits on this street is consistently busy and ridiculously packed. Every time you go, you’re bound to find a wait (breakfast, lunch or dinner). However, I offer four words of encouragement: worth the damn wait.