Aloha! Bonjour! Bienvenidos. On Thursday, February 22, the tasty punchline is on us! Hawaiian-born Ravi Kapur of San Francisco’s Liholiho Yacht Club and Derek Dammann of Montreal’s Maison Publique join Michael Schwartz of Miami by way of Philly to cook dinner as part of the annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival. What brings people together is an interesting thing. Is it happenstance or intention or a combination of both? Our South Beach Wine & Food Festival dinner at Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink celebrates this idea — what becomes of different flavors, influences and personalities when they come together from across the continent to make a meal and create an experience. The creativity happens and the fun begins when disparate pieces form the whole you didn’t anticipate. It’s the excitement that happens when something feels so right for the very reasons it shouldn’t. We are excited our neighborhood bistro can be the glue to bring such incredible talent together for a collaborative dinner. Ravi will bring big, colorful flavors from the west coast and Pacific and Derek, the cozy northern appeal of a polished but casual neighborhood pub. Michael and executive Chef Tim Piazza will balance it all out. Enjoy the four course menu below with reception, paired with Champagne Henriot, one of the few remaining family-owned houses with over two hundred years of independence.
Tickets are available for purchase here. See you at 7PM!
Dinner hosted by Michael Schwartz, Ravi Kapur & Derek Dammann
Local Poke, Sesame-Tamari, Spicy Mayo, Ginger, Octopus Puff
Baked Oysters, Mushroom & Marmite
Crispy Baby Artichoke with Mint Yogurt
Shaved Beef Tongue on Sesame Crostini with Onion, Peppers and Provolone
Charred Corn Salad
Cucumber, Pickled Green Tomato, Ricotta Salata, Romesco Sauce, Herbs
Anchovy & Lemon
Chili Honey Roasted Pork,
Chicken Fried Romano Beans, Mustard Seed Jus
Almond Clementine Cake
Citrus Crémeux Strawberries and Toasted Elder Flower Meringue