It’s a Genuine Truffle Week White Out!

White truffle season is here, and we need at least a week to celebrate. Don’t you?!  We are showering these special slivers at lunch and dinner on pizza, pasta and more from October 14-19, with Italian wine specials to boot. Enjoy 6-8 new wines by the glass from Piedmont, showcasing producers and varietals from the region where these seasonal buried treasures grow, like Arneis from Roero and Nebbiolo from Barolo and Barbaresco.

The Genuine White Truffle Nite dinner kicks it all off with Urbani Truffles and Marchesi Antinori at our first white truffle dinner at Michael’s Genuine® Food & Drink on Monday, October 14 at 7PM!  Indulge in this northern Italian specialty now in season with an explosion of delicate flavor in 4 courses paired with the wine that suits it from heralded producer Marchesi Antinori. The main course arrives with 2 older vintages of single vineyard “Bussia” Barolo. $350 includes tax, gratuity, the following menu and a truffle gift from Urbani to take home!  Click here for tickets.

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Reception with 4 Canapés and Wine
FIRST – Braised and Chilled Celery Hearts, soft egg, anchovy-white truffle vinaigrette ~ Grechetto Blend, Castello Della Sala “Giovanni Della Sala” Orvieto, Italy

SECOND – Gemeli with Rabbit Sugo, caramelized shallot, fresh white truffles ~ Sangiovese, Pian delle Vigne Rosso, Montalcino, Italy

THIRD – Boneless Osso Bucco, grilled porcini, wilted escarole, white truffle fondue ~ Nebbiolo, Prunotto “Bussia” Barolo, Italy

FOURTH – Olive Oil Cake, roasted figs, hazelnuts, truffle whipped ricotta ~ Amaro selection complimentary

According to Urbani Truffles, the earliest record of the delicacy is from 23-79 AD Ancient Europe. And it’s no wonder these buried treasures have been prized for so long. Their pungent and earthy flavor cannot be mistaken, and is the perfect pairing for every dish in our Genuine White Truffle Dinner. Take the journey with us!

 

Caviar Makes Everything Better, Like New Year’s Eve at Cypress Tavern

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ct-nye-supp-card-2017We may have mentioned this already, but it’s worth repeating.  There’s something about New Year’s Eve that brings out our taste for luxury and Cypress Tavern will play this out as only it can.  Celebrate 2017 (and say bu-bye to 2016!) with a long, luxurious finish in a half bottle per couple of Jeeper Champagne, Grand Assemblage (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) when you choose the restaurant’s 3-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve menu.  Design your experience by choosing an appetizer, entrée and dessert from our a la carte dinner menu for $89 per person plus tax and gratuity, including the bubbly beginning.  A supplemental menu of a luxury items will enhance the meal.  Choose from among stone crabs, truffles and caviar with the option of full caviar service.  Chef de cuisine Max Makowski’s complete a la carte dinner menu will also be available, including Large Plates for two, with some special dishes added for the evening.  Get your fancy on ASAP.  Book now by emailing reservations@cypresstavern.com or calling 305.520.5197.

Caviar makes everything better.

Caviar makes everything better.

Emilio Estefan, Cypress Tavern Brunch, and the American Dream

Emilio Estefan will be the first to tell you he is living the American dream, and loving it. He made a name for himself with Miami Sound Machine as a musician, and he has since become a producer shaping the sound of a vast amount of the Latin American music here in America. He came to this country as a teenager from Cuba and has a unique passion to define what the new Latino is in this changing country of ours, and he has proved that he has what it takes to do so. With 19 Grammy’s, TV, Film, a best-selling author credit and his latest venture, the Broadway musical On Your Feet!, all under his belt Emilio has earned his place at our table as a Tavern Tastemaker.

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Toast Emilio tonight, with his cocktail at a special price of $10.

In today’s Tavern Tastemakers episodeOcean Drive Magazine Editor in Chief Jared Shapiro learns just why Emilio loves Miami so much, hint: it’s not just the sports teams. And we learn why it is that Miami loves the Estefans so much, and it’s not just his sense of humor, though it was all smiles as they sat down to brunch at Cypress Tavern. “Remember,” he says, “the more you drink the better you sound.”

Emilio is as much an ambassador of music as he is of Latin America. He is a renaissance man of the entertainment world, and with each piece of work that he puts his stamp upon he is trying to distinguish each unique culture from one another and blend them together at the same time. It is no easy task but as he puts it, “I can say, very respectfully, that I understand both the Latino and Anglo cultures. I know how they feel and what moves them and it is working in that gap that has enabled me to create my body of work.” No where is that job more important than in Miami. But like all things, Miami needs love too, and Emilio has that to provide as well. He speaks kindly of Michael Schwartz and the restaurants saying that “people who love Miami always support people doing things in Miami.” On the brunch food he adds, “the taste is amazing.” He should know, a tried and true Miami restaurant owner himself. Speaking of Miami now he says, “I’m so proud.” And we are too.