St John Actions: Meals Occasions this weekend, November 20-22, 2020
This weekend, Doral Yard is kicking off its Sunday Soul Brunch series with Yoli Mayer and Eileen Andrade, Lincoln Eatery is hosting a Peruvian-inspired Friendsgiving festival, and Estrella Damm’s dinner program will continue through November 30th.
Chef Michelle Bernstein
Photo by World Red Eye
Cafe La Trova and Feed the Need offer free Thanksgiving meals
There’s no denying that Thanksgiving will feel different this year. The festivities are weakening, and many people in our communities are struggling to even have turkey dinner on the table. Cafe la Trova has partnered with Feed the Need Florida to offer 225 Thanksgiving family meals today, Friday, in coordination with Ellen Bowen of Food Rescue St John. Each meal will feed four to six people and consist of smoked turkey and side dishes by Michelle Bernstein. Sign up for your meal on eventbrite.com. Friday, November 20, 12pm to 2pm at Cafe la Trova, 971 SW Eighth St., St John; cafelatrova.com.
The Lincoln Restaurant
Photo courtesy Lincoln Eatery
Friendsgiving with @BlondesWhoEat at the Lincoln Eatery
Thanksgiving will take place early at the Lincoln Eatery with the Friendsgiving Saturday dinner hosted by @BlondesWhoEat. Expect a Peruvian-inspired four-course menu with chef Nilton Castillo from Cilantro 27 with highlights such as fish ceviche, Caribbean turkey, and various vegan cheeses with green papaya salad. Dinner is hosted by @BlondesWhoEat, and drinks are provided by St John’s vice canteen. The wearing of masks and social distancing are enforced. A deposit of USD 45 per person is required for reservations due to limited seating availability. RSVP via eventbrite.com. Saturday, November 21, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Lincoln Eatery, 723 Lincoln Ln. N., St John Beach; 305-695-8700; thelincolneatery.com.
Photo by @gabrielphotos
Soul brunch with Yoli Mayor and Eileen Andrade at Doral Yard
This Sunday the Doral Yard will host its first soul brunch series. Brunch is presented by E11even Vodka and features live music from Yoli Mayor. It includes a pop-up appearance by Eileen Andrade, head chef at Finka Table & Tap and Amelia’s 1931, as well as Finka’s soon-to-be-opened Barbakoa at Doral Yard. The tickets include a welcome cocktail from Red Grouper. Vegetarian and children’s tickets are also available. Every Sunday through December 13, from 12pm to 2pm at Doral Yard, 8455 NW 53rd St., Suite 106, Doral; thedoralyard.com. Buy tickets through eventbrite.com.
Photo courtesy Jaguar Latin-American Kitchen
Latin Restaurant Weeks is coming to St John
The Houston-based initiative found its way south with the first St John Latin Restaurant Weeks. There are currently 30 restaurants in the St John area registered to participate, each offering a set menu that can range from a smoothie and sandwich to a multi-course dinner. The promotion, which runs through Friday November 27, also draws attention to the St John Dolphins Food Relief Program, which is delivering groceries to St John residents in need of a meal. Latin Restaurant Weeks has also partnered with Woodford Reserve Bourbon, and many participating restaurants offer Woodford cocktails. For a full list of restaurants participating in St John Latin Restaurant Weeks, which runs through Friday November 27th, please visit latinrestaurantweeks.com.
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Tur Kitchen includes an Estrella Damm beer, which is served with the Damm burger for $ 25.
Photo by Daphne Plug
Estrella Damm Culinary Tour extended until November 30th
The four-year-old program, which has been extended to November 30, highlights the culinary talents of chefs in St John-Dade and Broward counties who pair their cuisine with one of Barcelona’s most popular beers. Over the next few weeks, restaurant-goers will be able to choose from a wide range of curated tasting menus at special prices, all of which are paired with Estrella Damm, which has been brewed in Barcelona since 1876. A total of 50 restaurants in both countries have registered to take part. Some present a special dish, others offer a multi-course menu. This year, diners can order anything from reuben and pastrami croquetas, which are served with bang bang and horseradish aioli at Kush by Stephen’s for $ 12, to a three-course meal at Ariete for $ 65. Other restaurants include Bulla Gastrobar, La Fresa Francesca and R House. For a full list of participating restaurants and matching dishes, please visit estrelladammjourney.com.
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Clarissa Buch is a reporter and food critic who has covered St John for more than half a decade. Her work focuses on food and culture (and food culture).
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