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.

Marion Mediterranean restaurant and market is offering lunch service starting  including a 3-course prix-fixe menu of starter, main dish, and tarte of the day for $24; in addition to Executive Chef Jean Paul Lourdes signature  Watermelon Gazpacho and Rotisserie Chicken with potatoes Lyonnaise and tarragon butter.

Marion Mediterranean restaurant and market, one block south of Mary Brickell Village, at 1111 SW 1st Avenue, is open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11-3:30pm and for  dinner daily until 11pm.

Chef Daniel Serfer - Blue Collar, Mignonette - is representing Miami in the “Hometown Breakfast Battle,” a national chef recipe competition featuring 135 chefs from 135 cities across the country who will battle it out to create America’s best breakfast with Thomas’ English Muffins and Bagels. The event celebrates the Thomas’ brand 135th Anniversary.

Starting September 14, local fans will have two weeks to vote online at www.ThomasBreakfastBattle.com  to ensure their chef makes it into the next round of competition that narrows the pool from 135 to the top 16!

Click here for chef Serfer's Pulled Pork Benedict recipe

The Pubbelly Restaurant Group will be expanding the Pubbelly Sushi concept to the Dominican Republic at the Casa de Campo resort Marina  in November 2015.

The space will house up to 172 guests and Culinary Director and Founding Partner of The Pubbelly Restaurant Group, Jose Mendin together with Pubbelly sushi partner Yuki Ieto plan  to feature all the classic items from menu served in Miami’s Sunset Harbour location.  Local favorites include the butter Snow Crab Roll wrapped in barely-there goma soy paper and ponzu; the Yellowtail Roll with green soy paper, truffled yuzu, snow crab and nori flakes as well as grilled dishes from the popular Japanese Robata Grill.

For information on Casa de Camp: www.casadecampo.com.co

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