When chefs team up, food lovers win.
These chef collaborations are usually small affairs, with limited seating and sizable price tags. But the chance to dine where two or more chefs put their talents and perspectives together makes them unique experiences.
Here are the most interesting upcoming dining events.
Indian meets Asian with Kyu and Ghee Indian alum
Kyu founder Michael Lewis and his head chef Raheem Sealey will team up with Ghee Indian Kitchen’s former chef, Pushkar Marathe, who is now opening a new Palm Beach Indian restaurant, Stage. This one-night meal includes 12 family-style dishes and five cocktails. Dishes include Japanese curry ramen, tandoori-style smoked short ribs and Mashima Ranch smoked oxtail.
Details: Sept. 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Kyu, 251 NW 25th St., Wywnood
Cost: $114 a person includes cocktails and tip.
Reservations: Available online at this link.
Orange Bowl Food & Wine Celebration
Top Miami-Dade and Broward restaurants, an open bar and live music are the big draws to the annual dining event, which raises money for the Make-A-Wish Southern Florida foundation. Restaurants Toro Toro, Taquiza, Lona Cocina Tequileria and Wynwood Parlor are among the participants.
Details: Sept. 20. Tickets start at $100 a person, $230 for VIP include early access to uprgaded food and drink options, VIP lounge treatment, parking and a premium gift. Tickets can be purchased by calling 305-341-4701 or online at this link.
Aarón Sánchez leads top chefs in dining fundraiser
Celebrity chef Sánchez headlines a team of notable chefs, including Miami’s Michael Schwartz, as they honor James Beard Hall of Fame chef Zarela Martínez at the Lincoln Eatery. Martínez, Sánchez’s mother, is credited with first highlighting authentic Mexican cuisine in the United States and has been living with Parkinson’s disease. Funds raised go to Parkinson’s research.
Details: Oct. 23, 7-10 p.m. The Lincoln Eatery, 723 Lincoln Ln. N, Miami Beach. Tickets start at $250 a person and can be purchased at Parkinson.org/market.
Weekend barbecue during football season
Johnnie’s Pit Beef & BBQ is making some of the county’s best barbecue in a weekend pop up at Taurus Whiskey Bar in Coconut Grove. Chef Phil Bryant and his partner Veronica Valdiva, both formerly of Coral Gables’ The Local and Swine, bring brisket, roast beef sandwiches and ribs to the menu. During football season, their Sunday-only endeavor expands to include college football Saturdays.
Details: Every Saturday and Sunday, starting at noon until the food runs out
Address: 3540 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove.