Contemporary gastronomy concept from Barcelona KLIMA Restaurant and Baris now open for lunch with a Catalonian-style, three-course $30 prix-fixe menu from12 Noon until 3:30pm. Executive Chef David “Rusti” Rustarazo’s offering of lunch specials includes gluten-free and vegetarian options. A reduced menu is served between 3:30pm and the first dinner seating at 6:00 pm daily.

This week’s menu lists: Appetizer: Fennel Vichysoisse with tubers/Cucumber and yoghurt curry;
Entrée: Spring chicken with fingerling potatoes/Mackerel with cauliflower and dill; Dessert: Junket of rice pudding/Cinnamon Strudel with Passion Fruit and yogurt ice cream
KLIMA Restaurant and Bar is located at 210 23rd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139, and is now open for daily dinner reservations from 6:00pmby calling
786.453.2779or by

A Liquid Journey through Latin America” begins on Wednesday, November 18 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Pisco Bar at COYA.

Four local bartenders from Miami’s premier bar scene are embarking on this journey with COYA’s Beverage director, Maria Pottage, for the launch of this special event. Each bartender will be tasked with crafting a signature cocktail that represents a specific region of Latin America.

Meet the explorers:

·         Albert Fuentes (Cantina La Veinte) our guide to Mexico via Mescal

·         Melissa Welcher (Michael's Genuine) our guide to Panama via Rum

·         Damon Roseberry (The Broken Shaker) our guide to Venezuela via Rum

·         Milan Mijatovic (Wynwood Diner) our guide to Brazil via  Cachaça

·         Maria Pottage (COYA Restaurant) our guide to Peru via Pisco

All are welcome to embark on this special journey and taste the five Latin American inspired cocktails that will be revealed at the event. Guests can also enjoy complimentary canapés and Live Latin Music by Flamenco Duo.

For the following five weeks, one explorers’ cocktail will be featured as the “cocktail of the week” at COYA. Every $1.00 sold per cocktail of the week will be given to a local charity selected by the bartender who created the featured drink.

COYA, 999 Brickell Ave., Downtown Miami.

Spin Break is the new Happy hour at COYA’s Pisco Bar on Thursdays from 8 p.m. to midnight  and Fridays and Saturdays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.,  with  live DJs, cocktails and a bar bite menu of Tuna Tacos, Ox heart Anticuchos, grilled octopus with Peruvian olives, Calamares Fritos, grilled tiger prawns, tamarind glazed pork back ribs, and the signature COYA Ceviche platter .

The Pisco Bar offers a wide-range of premium spirits; rare Whisky from Japan and Scotland, premium Vodkas   and Gin and an impressive selection of Pisco, Tequila and Mescal.    Mixologist and Pisco expert Maria Pottage who  hails from Peru,  is a wizard in cocktail crafting and  oversees the Pisco Bar program.     

COYA is open for lunch and dinner. 999 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131(305) 415-9990

ZONIN1821, seven generations of winemakers, and Toscana Divino, the Italian restaurant in the heart of Mary Brickell Village, are launching a monthly wine dinner series, “Behind the Red Curtain: An Exclusive Tour of Italy”. Each month, beginning Monday, October 12th, a four-course menu prepared by the award-winning culinary team from Toscana Divino  will be paired with ZONIN1821’s wines from their estates from the seven most important wine regions in Italy.

 “The first ZONIN1821 wine dinner series at Toscana Divino is sure to provide an incredible epicurean experience with exquisite authentic Italian regional cuisine paired with wines vinified with the indigenous grapes of each region,” said Emanuele Siena, Marketing Director of Zonin USA, who will greet guests upon arrival with a refreshing flute of Zonin Prosecco

 “We want our patrons to feel we are building a bridge between the two cultures as they enter a world that is thoroughly traditionally Italian, but also contemporary,” stated Mauro Bortignon, General Manager of Toscana Divino.   

 The first wine dinner of the series will take place on Monday, October 12th with seating at 7 p.m. Cost:  $80 pp.  To reserve seating, call 305-371-2767. Future wine dinner series will include Piemonte – November 10th, Lombardia – December 9th, Veneto – January 13th, Friuli – February 10th, Puglia – March 9th, Sicilia – April 13th and ending back in coastal Toscana on May 11, 2016.

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