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Acqua restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel Miami has just received a large shipping of white truffles from Alba, the center of the white truffle commerce in the Southern part of the Piedmont, Italy. Starting on Thursday, November 10, the white truffles will be available at $20 per 5 to 8 gram shaving. Guests may choose to have truffle shaved on any dish. According to Chef Marco Bax, adding the delicacy to the prix-fixe menu he created around the prized truffle with the penetrating fragrance, is a great value. The prix-fixe piccolo menu ($38, $55.00 with suggested wine pairings) which offers regional Italian cuisine in three courses includes for Primo: a choice of Pepper crusted seared carpaccio with marinated eggplant paired with Sangiovese, Peppoli Chianti Classico Antinori - Chianti, 2002, or home made tagliolini with wild mushrooms and thyme. For secondo, there’s a choice of : Roasted Dover sole with marjoram, artichokes, mashed potatoes and champagne sauce paired with Pinot Noir, Bernardus - Monterey County, 2003, or Rosemary and lemon oven roasted breast of chicken with red onion fondue. For Dolci: Chef's dessert trio. Acqua, is open for breakfast (6:30-11:00 a.m.), lunch (11:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.), dinner (6-10:30 p.m.), and Sunday brunch. Acqua, on the 7th floor lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel, 1435 Brickell Avenue, Downtown Miami. For reservations or to receive a copy of the menu of the week, call 305-381-5590.
A GODFATHER EVENING AT NORTH 110
Previous Godfather dinner having been so successful, the gang of Dewey and Dale LoSasso, respectively chef and sommelier as well as owners of North 110 are throwing in a new, post hurricane rendition of the Family’s favorite foods and wines. Mobster attire is optional for the 5-course dinner paired with wines on Thursday November 17th, (7:00 p.m. Reception 7:30 p.m. Dinner). Passed Before The“Hit” arancini with roasted tomato dipping sauce; grilled foccacia topped with pears & gorgonzola; and skewered through the eye calamari with garlic aioli, paired with a Grillo, Geno Franco ’04, Sicily. Swim With The Fishes: Sonny Corleone’s bullet ridden swordfish with blood orange sauce and gremolata, paired with Baglio di Pianetto “Ficiligno”, Sicily, is followed by An Offer You Can’t Refuse: orecchiette pasta tossed with boneless ossobucco paired with Feudi Ognisole, Primitivo de Manduria, Puglia; and by The Massacre with steak pizzaiola paired with Ca’Marcanda “Magari” ’01, Bolgheri. For desserts paired with Moscato D’Asti, I Morelli, Dezzani ’04. North One 10 Restaurant, 11052 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Reservations required 305-893-4211. Cost: $85.00 per hit
JOE’S STONE CRAB FROZEN SOUP LINE IS ‘LUXURY COMFORT FOOD’ AVAILABLE IN STORES
Miami’s Joe’s Stone Crab is bringing its famous restaurant brand into local grocery stores with Joe’s Hearty Entrée Soups™ , a new line of fresh flash-frozen soups. The easy-to-prepare -- Joe’s Hearty Entrée Soups™ are prepared in six minutes in the microwave-- “luxury/comfort” food soups come in three flavors, New England Clam Chowder, Shrimp and Scallop Minestrone and Shrimp Noodle, reminiscent of the fresh seafood meals served at the flagship restaurant, which just re-opened for the season. “These soup flavors are a staple of the take-away menu at Joe’s and are extremely popular, so we decided to expand upon it,” said Steven Sawitz, owner of Joe’s. The timing for launching coincides with the holidays: “November is a fantastic time to introduce Joe’s Hearty Entrée Soups™, not only because the weather’s perfect for warm, comfort foods, but also because people have less time to cook because of holiday obligations,” explained Jeff Frantz, manager of Cache Foods LLC, the manufacturer and distributor of Joe’s retail brands. Retailing for $3.99, the soups can be found in the frozen food sections of Publix SuperMarkets from Vero Beach to Miami. Joe’s Stone Crab is a 93-year-old landmark in Miami. Famous for its stone crabs it has a tradition of fine dining and white-glove service. Joe’s Stone Crab is located at 11 Washington Avenue on Miami Beach, www.joesstonecrab.com
WINTER HOURS AT D'VINE DISTRICT, DESIGN DISTRIC
Starting Monday, November 7th, D’vine District, the little French Bistro with the great wines is inviting diners to a free glass of fruity and floral French bubbly Charles de Fère: NV Brut Tradition (87 points - Best Buy Wine Enthusiast — 12/15/2002) with dinner to encourage clients to check their wine selection and holiday specials. D’Vine District is extending its hours of operations and now serves lunch Monday through Saturday, and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. D'Vine District, 3622 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, 305 576 7775
BAREFOOT AT OASIS’ AT THE MANDARIN ORIENTAL IN ITS SECOND SEASON
Beginning Friday, November 11 and open every Friday night through May 2006, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Barefoot at Oasis, Mandarin Oriental, Miami’s Friday Night Beach Soiree returns for its second season as one of the hottest Friday night bash. Music by DJ Mark Levanthal, exotic beds with colorful cushions and canopies with rich Thai materials and fabrics, cocktails like Sunset Martini and Mandarin Bliss at the water’s edge, and a display of culinary fireworks by the hotel’s chefs are some of the features of the popular hangout. Barefoot at Oasis is located at Mandarin Oriental, Miami, 500 Brickell Key Drive. No cover charge. The attire is from Beach to Boardroom. For more information, please call (305) 913-8358.