Monday, October 26, 2015

This is What Miami Foodies Are Eating for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, and if you are anything like me, you are probably making last minute trips to the mall and frantically going through your closet in hopes of finding a somewhat decent, last minute costume in time for Saturday... and of course, kicking yourself all the way for not having planned this with more time!

When it comes to food though, the good news is that you are still perfectly on time to make dinner plans for the 31st, and Miami's hottest restaurants have plenty of prix fixe menus, events and specials to entice you with this year. Just pick one of the following options, make your reservation and boom. You are done. 

Ahh, if only all Halloween decisions were this easy, right?
Piripi's famous chistorras, sausage dish
Piripi Hosts "Noche de Duende" Masquerade Party

Coral Gables dining gem Piripi will play host to a Noche de Duende masquerade party on Friday, October 30th at 8PM. The exclusive event will feature a live performance by Miami’s popular eight-piece Latin-funk band, SuĂ©nalo, bewitching cocktails, tapas and more. Taking place both inside and outside the restaurant, partygoers can purchase VIP tickets for $50 per person (which will give guests access to a private bar and exclusive outdoor lounge area as well as complimentary passed tapas) and General Admission tickets for $25 per person

Dress up one of these to-go dessert beauties at Freddo
Dress Up Your Dessert at Freddo

Gelato aficionados can enjoy a chilling treat this Halloween with premium Argentinean gelato from Freddo. Dress up your desserts for the spookiest night of the year and select from more than 30 iconic flavors with the purchase of Freddo Family & Friends 1 Kilo To-Go Packs. Tasty treats are available at both Freddo locations – Miami Beach or Brickell. Don’t feel like hopping on your broomstick? Simply call Freddo’s Lincoln Road flagship store at (305) 604-0065 to place an order for delivery. 

Meat Market's mouth watering octopus carpaccio
Meat Market Offers Special Halloween Prix Fixe Menu

This Halloween, Meat Market will offer a special preset menu on the restaurant’s al fresco patio. Guests can indulge in a three course prix fixe dinner crafted by chef/co-owner Sean Brasel. Priced at $150 per person, the Halloween menu features first courses like tuna tartare or the amazing chilled, octopus carpaccio, second courses like the bone-in Prime New York steak, and a selection of dessert pastries. You can even accompany dinner with a specialty wine or spooky cocktail such as the ever-popular Zombie's Blood ($15) – aged rum, lemon, Oloroso sherry, and sparkling wine.

Ribeye alla griglia con salsa di porcini 
Special Four Course Dinner at Quattro Gastronomia Italiana

Quattro will offer a special four-course prix fixe dinner on Saturday, October 31st, where guests can delight in a selection of the restaurant’s finest dishes, while admiring the costumes, trick-or-treaters, and holiday fanfare along Lincoln Road. For $110 per person, guests can people-watch from one of Quattro’s quaint outdoor tables while enjoying a decadent, multi-course meal. Those seeking a more tranquil, intimate experience can enjoy the same delicious dishes at an inside table for $65 per person. 

BLT PRIME Offers Fall Inspired Cocktails & Three-Course Menu

Celebrate this Hallow’s Eve with the perfect cocktail and modern American steakhouse cuisine at BLT Prime Miami. During the month of October, the restaurant is offering the spooky yet refreshing Harvest Moon ($16), featuring Stoli Vodka, Busnel Calvados brandy, apple cider and a splash of lemon. Appropriately and somewhat whimsically titled, “Walking Through A Pumpkin Patch,” BLT's prix fixe menu brings the flavors and the spirit of autumn to South Florida. Expertly executed by Chef de Cuisine Dustin Ward, the three-course prix fixe menu is priced at $65 per person and includes an appetizer, main course, side dish and dessert. 

StripSteak's Smashing Pumpkins cocktail
StripSteak by Michael Mina Serves Specialty Cocktails for Halloween

StripSteak by Michael Mina at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach will be serving up specialty cocktails created for the Halloween season. Available now through October 31, 2015 “spooky” libations include Bobbing for Apples (made with apple cider, Pierre Ferrand Cognac, Domaine de Canton Ginger, lemon juice, honey syrup, cinnamon, cloves and an apple garnish) and the Smashing Pumpkins (made with a pumpkin base, Buffalo Trace bourbon and Absolut vanilla vodka with a black sugar rim.) StripSteak by Michael Mina is located inside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach directly off the Chateau Lobby and is open seven nights a week. 

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