Foodies, we did it! We’ve made it to December, thus wrapping up a very difficult, yet exciting year for us here at MMTM headquarters. While this year has brought us a few new things that have been tough to adjust to (cough, our president, cough), it has also brought us new things that have provided even greater moments of joy (new jobs, new friends, and even a new baby!). And through it all, we’ve counted on the support of all of you – our loyal readers and followers. But before we celebrate the arrival of 2018, we’ve still got one more month of foodie adventures to share with you. As such, below please enjoy our final round-up of openings, activities, and more!
This year’s holiday season is doubly joyous, with Christmas and Hanukkah overlapping for the first time in a while. However, double the fun also means double the work, with the preceding weeks full of gift wrapping, cocktail parties, cookie swaps, tree cutting, candle lighting, and nights of home decorating. So, why not save some energy with a relaxed holiday meal prepared for you by some of the city’s finest chefs and cooks? Miami eateries are offering a number of delightful dining options, including prix-fixe dinners, buffet spreads, a la carte options, and prepared meals ready for you to take home. Read on for our picks of some of the great restaurant meals that can be enjoyed, fuss-free, during Hanukkah and Christmas – a.k.a. Chrismukkah.
Well, that was certainly an exciting first week of October! Luckily, we missed any major issues with Hurricane Matthew down here in Miami, and now we’re ready to look forward to the remainder of the month and all the fun, exciting, and delicious foodie happenings that it has in store for us. Below is our monthly round-up of what October is bringing – from Oktoberfest to Halloween and everything in between. Enjoy!
…and just like that it’s June. Summer is unofficially here, but don’t tell that to our thermometers. The good news is that with the arrival of the high temperatures comes the departure of the tourists and our town once again becomes a haven for locals. To that end, we’ve once again curated a list of some of the top new restaurants, special menus, seasonal offerings, and foodie events to try this month – catered for us lovers of heat, humidity, and all things Miami. Enjoy!
Happy Friday, foodies! Over the past two years, we’ve been bringing you some of the best food-related links the worldwide web has to offer in our weekly Foodie Friday posts. But what about the news, events, and offers that hit closer to home? Well, this year, we’re implementing a local edition of Foodie Friday on the first Friday of each month, serving up the dish on Miami’s dining scene. Enjoy!
Nina Compton, Chef de Cuisine, Scarpetta
A native of St. Lucia, Chef Nina Compton has trained in French, Caribbean and Italian kitchens (and she’s also a fellow Sandals alumna). She has worked under renowned Chef Daniel Boulud and now lives in Miami where she is the Chef de Cuisine for acclaimed chef Scott Conant at Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau on Miami Beach. A self-proclaimed “gnocchi queen,” Nina always keeps Maldon salt, good olive oil, lemon, calabrese chilies, and either pancetta or guanciale on hand. Nina strongly believes one should enjoy the moment whenever they are cooking, a belief that was recently put into practice during her time on Bravo’s hit cooking competition show, Top Chef. Nina did Miami extremely proud, coming in as the first runner up as well as being named the show’s “Fan Favorite.”