Screen Shot 2014-05-28 at 12.20.03 PMWith spectacular views of the Miami skyline and a dinner worthy of the James Beard House in NYC, this is a must-attend event for every foodie in South Florida.  On June 3rd, celebrity chef and Top Chef Alum Carla Pellegrino will be hosting a James Beard Preview at her newly opened place, Touche Rooftop Lounge & Restaurant.  She has been given the honor of hosting her sixth dinner at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City on June 11th, and Miami residents and visitors have the opportunity to preview this dinner here in Florida.

Enjoy a night of artfully crafted Italian food and pairings including:

— Cevice Di Branzino, jalapeno, coconut milk, cilantro, lime, red king chili, extra virgin olive oil and citrus

— Barquette Russe, pate brisee topped with vegetables macedoine

— Carne Cruda All’albese, marinated raw filet mignon on crostini

— La Zuppa Insalata, a tomato gazpacho base topped with romaine, iceberg, watercress and heirloom carrots

— Capesante Al Campari, pan seared sea scallops in a blood orange and Campari reduction with blood orange caviar

— Strigoloni Alle Triglie & Fiori Di Zucca, fresh, long strigoli pasta in a light Red Mullet, baby zucchini and zucchini blossom sauce

— Merluzo Con Puree Di Patate E Cima Di Rappe, pan seared codfish over broccoli rabe and mashed potatoes

— Fegato Grasso Alle Mele, pan seared foie gras over apple compote, apple demi-glaze and apple sorbet.

— Sfogliatina Di Caramello, orange curd Chantilly, fresh raspberries and frizzy lime.

Here’s the whole scoop so you can get your reservation in and add this to your social calendar:

WHAT:  Chef Carla Pellegrino’s James Beard Miami Preview
WHEN:  Tuesday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Touché Rooftop Lounge & Restaurant
COST:  $85 per person ++ (Wine Pairings Additional)

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