In a Worlds… | The Raleigh’s Tale of Two Vineyards Wine Dinner

 

 

It’s time for Restaurant Michael Schwartz’s August wine dinner to unfold in the Raleigh’s Tiger Room featuring Tenuta Tignanello and Antica Napa Valley vineyards.  On Saturday the 15th, Eric Larkee and Bradley Herron have a tale of two worlds as much as a tale of two producers on their hands.  Let’s let the wine director explain:

“In a nutshell, when sommeliers speak of old and new world, they’re talking about wines from France and Italy, older wine-making cultures – older, period – versus the newer traditions of Australia, South and North America,” Larkee says. “I think the big take away here, especially from the courses paired with one of each wine, will be personal preference.  An exercise in understanding your own palate.”

After a few tray passed canapes and welcome aperitif, guests will experience four courses paired with six wines for $95, plus tax and gratuity.  CLICK HERE for tickets. Seating is limited!

So where does Larkeeland fall in this dichotomy?  “Somewhere around the Canary Islands…”

WELCOME
Aperitif and Passed Canapes
Col de Salici Spumante Brut Rosé de salici’ NV

FIRST COURSE
Local Yellow Jack Crudo
fish sauce vinaigrette, basil, crispy onion
Antica Napa Valley Chardonnay 2013

SECOND COURSE
Homemade Ricotta and Porcini Mushroom Tortellini
shaved mushrooms, herbs, porcini-parmigiano nage
Marchesi Antinori, Chianti Classico Riserva ‘Marchese Antinori – Tenuta Tignanello’ 2011
Antica Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

THIRD COURSE
Pan-Roasted Grass-fed Beef Filet
crisp polenta, creamed kale, brandy and green peppercorn reduction
Marchesi Antinori ‘Tignanello’ 2012
Antica Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Townsend vineyard’ 2012

 

DESSERT
Salted Caramel Pot de Crème
hazelnut wafers
Marchesi Antinori, Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2003
Grappa di Tiganello

Genuine Miami Spice 2015 | Restaurant Michael Schwartz & The Cypress Room

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Enjoy Miami Spice care of chef Michael Schwartz whether you are beach bound or on the mainland. We all look forward to the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau’s annual promotion each summer as hungry restaurant goers look to explore new restaurants or take advantage of new menus at old favorites. Here’s what’s in store from August 1 – September 30.  As usual in #Genuineland these prix fixe menus serve as examples, as offerings may change daily within the format. Tax and gratuity are not included in the prices.

RESTAURANT MICHAEL SCHWARTZ
The Raleigh Miami Beach
1775 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
RMS@SBE.COM
(305) 612-1163

LUNCH $23
Monday-Saturday
Choose one from each course

Appetizer
LAMB CARPACCIO green harissa, lemon confit, feta, mache
ROCK SHRIMP PO’BOY savoy cabbage, chili aioli, smoked-pickled spring onion
GRILLED PEACH SALAD hickory almonds, shaved jalapeno, honey-bourbon vinaigrette

Entreé
CRISPY EGGPLANT SANDWICH tomato-pepper jam, parmesan aioli, arugula
GRILLED HANGER STEAK SALAD watercress, roasted and shaved beets, radishes, walnut vinaigrette
FLORIDA CIOPPINO coconut broth, chiles, cilantro, tostones, ginger-lime aioli

Dessert
LEMON MERINGUE TART blackberry-tarragon compote, meringue sticks
ROASTED WHITE CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING chantilly cream, summer berries

DINNER $39
Monday-Sunday
Choose one from each course

Appetizer
MARINATED SUMMER SQUASH SALAD house-made ricotta, pickled sweet peppers, curry vinaigrette
GRILLED CALAMARI shishito pepper romesco, castelvetrano olives, gigande beans
CHICKEN LIVER MOUSSE whole-roasted garlic, pickled vegetables, dijon, grilled crostini

Entreé
PAN-ROASTED LOCAL FISH house-made kimchi, fingerling potatoes, caramelized onion broth
GRILLED SKIRT STEAK local long bean salad, cucumber, tomato, pickled fresnos, ginger-tahini vinaigrette
PAN-ROASTED HALF CHICKEN smoked calabaza, farro risotto, kale, spiced pumpkin seeds

Dessert
MANGO UPSIDE DOWN CAKE sweet basil ice cream, tart cherry sauce, crème fraiche
MILK CHOCOLATE CREMOSO tangerine parfait, toasted sourdough crisp

THE CYPRESS ROOM
3620 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami Design District, FL
reservations@thecypressroom.com
305.520.5197

DINNER $39
Monday-Friday
Choose one from each course

Appetizer
WHITE GAZPACHO almonds, green grapes and royal red shrimp
GRASS FED BEEF CARPACCIO wild mushrooms
VEGETABLE TERRINE chèvre and toast

Entreé
BERKSHIRE PORK CHOP grilled leeks, bell peppers & romesco
THE CYPRESS BURGER jasper hill landaff and onion marmalade
LOCAL FISH charred vegetables and caviar beurre blanc
Dessert

Dessert
CHOCOLATE SOUFFLÉ sea salt and creme anglaise
SEMI FREDDO seasonal fruit and puff pastry crisps

Cri of the Tiger: Let’s Pop Bottles of Vintage Cristal Brut for Bastille Day!

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The Raleigh’s Tiger Room will become a playground for bubbles on Bastille Day.

Down the north stairwell, deep in The Raleigh Miami Beach’s lower levels lay buried treasures, golden, shimmering and ready to be unsheathed on Bastille Day.  Break out your finest sabers (for Eric Larkee, it’s his iPhone! There is a video to prove this, somewhere…) because Tuesday, July 14 at 7pm, vintage Cristal Brut and more bubbles from Champagne house Louis Roederer are coming out to play in The Tiger Room with Restaurant Michael Schwartz.

Join Charles Fournier of Louis Roederer to celebrate with a wine dinner to rally the best of wine dinners!  $150 includes vintage Cristal Brut welcome toast, 5 passed hors d’oeurves and 5 plated courses all paired with Roederer wines, as well as tax and gratuity.  $375 includes all of the above and adds a bottle of vintage Cristal Brut to take home.  Trust us, it’s a Ba-steal.  Tickets are now live HERE with the following menu:

Wine Dinner Flyerpassed hors’d oeurves
caramelized onion and gruyere flatbread
chicken liver crostini with cherries
oysters with classic mignonette
bacon cheddar biscuits
crab and zucchini salad with endive
Louis Roederer  Cristal Brut 05 & 06

raw tuna carrot juice, ginger, puffed wild rice, pea shoots
Louis Roederer  Brut Nature

watermelon and beet salad strechella , duchilly hazelnuts, saba
Louis Roederer  Brut Premier NV

charcoal grilled pheasant green farro, calabaza, cherries
Louis Roederer  Rose Vintage 2009

braised lamb neck pickled apricot, white turnips, charred leeks, hemp seeds
Chateau Haut-Beausejour 2011

olive oil cake meyer lemon whipped goat cheese pistachio
Louis Roederer  Carte blanche NV

Born in the heart of the well-known wine region of Bordeaux, Mr. Fournier studied business and obtained a specialization in Wine Making and Viticulture.  In 2007, he joined Champagne Louis Roederer in charge of American, West European, Middle East, Asian exports. Since then, he has assumed full responsibility for the sales of the company’s brands: Champagne Louis Roederer, Domaines Ott wines, Château de Pez and Château Haut Beauséjour.
The Raleigh Miami Beach will host a monthly Wine & Dine dinner featuring a special menu from Restaurant Michael Schwartz.  Curated wines will vary each month and be presented and described by a professional Sommelier throughout the dinner.  Seating is limited, so book your ticket today!  July we celebrate French from France with a little bubbly.  Please join us for bubbly and then some!

Buck’s Goes Poolside for the Summer, Beginning with Biscayne Bay Brewing Co.

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This Thursday, July 2 we are diving head first into summer with our first Buck’s Beer Garden Poolside at The Raliegh Hotel Miami Beach! We’re kicking it off with Biscayne Bay Brewing Company and their divinely refreshing drafts. We’ve also added a few pool games, so bring your swim suit!

Biscayne Bay Brewing Co. is located in Doral, where they have a 15 barrel brew house, which means they can brew about 465 gallons of frothy amber goodness at one time. The BBBC owners have a background in politics as well as a deep love of beer, when they traveled the country and noticed craft breweries popping up every where, they decided to set up shop at home. The Doral brew house officially opened in August 2014 and they are planning to open a tap room in the next few months. I spoke with Tito, brand ambassador at BBBC, who said the brewers really make his job easy. “The beers speak for themselves. A great brewer is like a great chef! There are so many different types of yeast, hops and grains and BBBC brewers know how to make the most of them. It’s incredible what they can do.”

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Find BBBC on tap at Buck’s and at the hotel all month, check out the line up:

1513 Golden ale
Miami pale ale
Biscayne Bay Saison
La Colada Porter
Double nine IPA
Pequeña habana pilsner

The Double Nine is a Rocky Mountain Pale Ale “so big, so bold” BBBC boasts, “it deserves its own snifter.” A nod to 18th Century ship imbibers, this IPA does not mess around. Striking a balance between a malty foundation and grapefruit finish, this is the ideal poolside brew. Using a variety of hops BBBC brings us a beer with “a pungent citrus-driven hop infusion.” And… we’re sold! See you this Thursday and again on July 16, poolside!

Quick Buck’s recap: The beer garden is on every first and third Thursday of the month from 6PM – 10PM, The Raleigh brings its iconic backyard Oasis to life for locals and visitors, with local craft brews, Genuine Food, lawn games and much more!  There is no cover charge to attend.Guests have the flexibility with an a la carte, “pay-as-you-go” format purchasing tickets at a booth for food, beer and wine (one ticket equals $1).  The Raleigh will offer a special valet rate with Buck’s cashier validation of $5 per car, subject to availability. A different local brewery is featured monthly and will serve 12 ounce pours of a selection of beer for 5 tickets ($5); Michael’s Genuine® Home Brew for 5 tickets ($5); wine by the glass is also available for 5 tickets ($5); and full bar available for more tickets.  All food items are less than 10 tickets ($10) and served from concession-style stations. Savory items include, a soft pretzel, sausage with toppings, Tuna sandwich, Veggie Sandwich and burgers with an assortment of toppings and sides of warm German potato salad and bacon and savoy-celery root slaw. For the sweeter side, DIY s’more kits with are ready to roast on at the firepit.  Lawn games include ping pong, corn hole and giant Jenga.

Cheers and see you Thursday at 6pm!

Due South for a Summer Buck’s Blowout

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This Thursday, June 4, is the first of our two June Summer Blowout Buck’s events with Due South Brewing Co. at The Raleigh Miami Beach!  A favorite on our Harry’s Pizzeria tap since Caramel Cream Ale first slipped into our pint glasses, Due South is located in Boynton Beach where they have a 15,000 square foot, 15 barrel brewing facility and tap room complete with giant Jenga and cornhole… a match made in beer garden heaven!

ColoeDue South Brewing Co. started as a homebrewing hobby on Mike and Jodi Halker’s back porch.  It’s pretty cool to see how this homegrown company has expanded since opening the brewery in May of 2012. You can even find their cans on grocery store shelves across the state, with Honey Vanilla Wheat debuting in this format this summer! Honey Vanilla Wheat is a light bodied American wheat ale with a sunny golden color and it utilizes freshly cut Madagascar Vanilla beans and South Florida local Palmetto Honey. A mildly floral nose carries over into the taste with bready like malt notes and a slight sweetness. The crisp finish quenches your thirst in a nature as satisfactory as a cannonball into the pool on a 95 degree day.  Find it on tap at Buck’s in the following line up:

Caramel Cream Ale
Cafe Ole Espresso Porter
Honey Vanilla Wheat
Cat 5 IPA
Mexican Standoff Imperial Porter
Bodacious Blonde Belgian Pale Ale

Quick Buck’s recap: The beer garden is on every first and third Thursday of the month from 6PM – 10PM, The Raleigh brings its iconic backyard Oasis to life for locals and visitors, with local craft brews, Genuine Food, lawn games and much more!  There is no cover charge to attend.Guests have the flexibility with an a la carte, “pay-as-you-go” format purchasing tickets at a booth for food, beer and wine (one ticket equals $1).  The Raleigh will offer a special valet rate with Buck’s cashier validation of $5 per car, subject to availability. A different local brewery is featured monthly and will serve 12 ounce pours of a selection of beer for 5 tickets ($5); Michael’s Genuine® Home Brew for 5 tickets ($5); wine by the glass is also available for 5 tickets ($5); and full bar available for more tickets.  All food items are less than 10 tickets ($10) and served from concession-style stations. Savory items include, a soft pretzel, sausage with toppings, Tuna sandwich, Veggie Sandwich and burgers with an assortment of toppings and sides of warm German potato salad and bacon and savoy-celery root slaw. For the sweeter side, DIY s’more kits with are ready to roast on at the firepit.  Lawn games include ping pong, corn hole and giant Jenga.

Cheers and see you Thursday at 6pm!