Jose Mendin and Brad Kilgore Mash-Up: Six-Course Sneak-Peek Dinner Before Miami Spice
Miami Spice may not officially kick off till August 1, but six selected chefs are giving diners a preview of what's to come for the two-month-long restaurant promotion throughout June, July, and September in a collaborative series.
Photo by Hector Torres Chef Jose Mendin
In anticipation of Aaron Brooks and Todd Erickson's battle at Iron Fork (the preview event to Miami Spice fused with chef competition) July 31, the Miami Spice mash-up dinners will preview dishes from the upcoming Spice menus. The first one takes Jose Mendin to J&G Grill, where he will share Brad Kilgore's kitchen and together the duo will cook a six-course meal. The other two dinners will happen in July and September, and Short Order got the scoop on which pair of chefs will cook next and what to expect from Mendin and Kilgore.
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In the second installment of the chef mash-up series, 50 Eggs culinary director Clayton Miller and Haven and HuaHua Taqueria chef Todd Erickson will showcase their Miami Spice menus. This will give Erickson some practice before he goes knife-to-knife with Brooks for the Iron Fork Skillet of Superiority.
Although Miami Spice 2014 restaurants and menus haven't been released yet, Mendin did give us the skinny on his participating restaurants -- Pubbelly, PB Steak, and the new L'echon Brasserie. Tomorrow night's mashup will be a mix of Mendin cooking his food from the three establishments, so in addition to a preview of his Miami Spice dishes, guests can also expect something straight from L'echon. For one of the dishes, Kilgore will make a five-spice local poussin "saucisson the Lyon" with chard and walnut emulsion. A complimentary Botran rum mojito and glass of Stella Artois will start the six-course meal, and a duo of desserts (one from pastry chef Antonio Bachour) will close it.