Thursday, May 23, 2024

Not Your Average Dining Experience

It’s April Fool’s Day, so here are a couple of events that aren’t the usual, but they sound like a lot of fun!

Miami’s Michy celebrating 10 years in true style

If in 2006, you wondered what the fuss was about when Michelle Bernstein and husband/partner David Martinez opened Michy’s in Miami, well, we’re sure you figured it out a while back. After 10 years of success in all kinds of ways, Michy (6927 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305/759-2001), now re-launched as CENA by Michy in 2015, is the grand dame of Miami’s Biscayne Corridor and has attracted a lot of other talent to fill foodie needs.

Because of her 10 year anniversary, on April 6, Michelle Bernstein is bringing in alums and guest chefs Lindsay Autry (soon to have her own restaurant on Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach), Timon Balloo, Jason Schaan, Berenice de Araujo and Sarah Sipe to prepare a five-course dinner, with wines paired by former Michy’s sommelier Allegra Angelo. This special event is $150 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Buy tickets here.

To go along with that celebration, every night from now until April 9, CENA by Michy will have a different menu special from the restaurant’s history books. Sounds like a perfect time to visit.

Have Pinot Envy in a pop-up wine dinner at a teahouse

For those in the know, the Serenity Garden Tea House & Restaurant is a zen haven. Tucked away just south of the Norton Museum at 316 Vallette Way (561/339-2444), just off Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, you enter another world that helps lower your blood pressure. The teas are heavenly; the food terrific, and now there’s a wine dinner there. Oh, yes, please.

On April 7, Chef Michael Ober will present a four-course dinner featuring seared diver scallop, snapper filet, pork tenderloin roulade with tapenade and bacon, and a black cherry mousse, all paired with pinots. Try a Yamhill Rose (pinot noir), a Yamhill pinot blanc, a Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir and a Torti Pinot Nero. The cost is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Tea-rrific!

Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber
Lynn Kalber was raised in Boca Raton and has always worked in Palm Beach and Broward counties. She is a career journalist, with 26 years at The Palm Beach Post alone, where she wrote feature and food articles, edited the food section and wrote about wine as part of the Swirl Girls.

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