For the primary time, South Florida diners can participate in a culinary journey celebrating Spanish meals and the custom of tapas at a few of the area’s finest eating places.
Later this month, a distinctive Spanish tapas tasting tour will take over the Magic Metropolis, providing locals an opportunity to style a collaboration between Cinco Jotas Ibérico ham and greater than a dozen Miami cooks.
So far, a complete of 13 space eating places have teamed up with Cinco Jotas for its GastroTour, a tapas-tasting journey the place every chef will put together signature dishes utilizing Cinco Jotas.
Based in 1879, Cinco Jotas is a premium Ibérico ham. The native Iberian pigs — raised free-range within the woodlands of Jabugo in southwest Spain, the place they feed on acorns, roots, and herbs — are thought-about one of many nation’s nationwide treasures.
Based on Angel Barriopedro, the North America director for Cinco Jotas’ father or mother firm Grupo Osborne, the concept behind the tour was to convey a style of Spain to Florida.
“If Miami can’t get to Spain, Spain will come to Miami,” Barriopedro tells New Instances. “Our purpose is to host a GastroTour in a brand new metropolis yearly. We now have our eyes on Los Angeles or Chicago for 2023.”
Cinco Jotas first launched the idea in London in 2019. The primary GastroTour held within the U.S. was in New York Metropolis in March 2020, simply earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic. It returned to New York Metropolis in November 2021 with a brand new initiative.
The Miami GastroTour will run from October 20 via November 3, throughout which diners can go to taking part eating places to attempt specialty dishes highlighting Cinco Jotas’ acorn-fed Ibérico ham.
Throughout the occasion, Cinco Jotas’ grasp carver Luis Osa may also be readily available to exhibit how one can carve jamón Ibérico at taking part eating places.
Dishes at every restaurant will probably be priced at $40 or much less.
The Miami restaurant lineup contains Boulud Sud, Fiola, Itamae, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Leku, Lido on the Surf Membership, Matador Room, Niu Kitchen, Seaspice Brasserie & Lounge, and Zitz Sum.
Additional north, foodies can discover the GastroTour menu at Abiaka on the Seminole Onerous Rock Resort (Hollywood), Evelyn’s (Fort Lauderdale), and Florie’s (Palm Seaside).
“We’re very excited to convey a style of Spain to diners in South Florida,” sums up Barriopedro. “The culinary scene right here has exploded previously few years with Michelin-rated eating places reminiscent of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Ariete, and Cote. Cinco Jotas is the jamón utilized by a few of the finest cooks and eating places on the planet, and we wished to work with a few of the finest expertise right here to convey the Cinco Jotas expertise to Miami diners.”
Cinco Jotas GastroTour. Thursday, October 20, via Thursday, November 3, at numerous places; cincojotas.us.