The Dutch Celebrates Three-Year BBQ Summer Series, Invites Chefs to Cook a Feast in Backyard
BBQ Wednesday's are coming back for the third year in a row to The Dutch and there are some new surprises on the grill. The series, dubbed Bourbon, Beer and Cue, is heating things up by moving the feast outdoors to the W's charming Grove courtyard.
Photo by Carla Torres Korean BBQ at The Dutch
Chef de Cuisine Conor Hanlon has also decided to have some fun and invite other chefs to participate. Every Wednesday for the entire month of July, a top Miami toque will cook alongside Hanlon in the collaborative series. The lineup includes Tongue & Cheek's Jamie DeRosa; J&G Grill's Brad Kilgore; sous chef of The Dutch Levi Raines (for the special Korean BBQ edition); Broken Shaker's James Seyba and Edge Steak & Bar executive chef Aaron Brooks closing out the series with GastroPod's Jeremiah Bullfrog and Hanlon, preparing a surprise feast in their individual Caja chinas. And you thought Miami summer couldn't get any hotter.
Bourbon Beer and Cue kicks off this Wednesday, with Jamie DeRosa and and all American cookout. Each week, chefs will collaborate on a different theme and menu, but games and drink specials will stay the same. Two dolla' PBR tall boys and $3 Tecates outfitted with BBQ rub and citrus is the Cue's spin on a michelada. And because this is a bourbon event, specialty cocktails using the favored spirit will be offered at $9 and summer punch bowls at $40.
Try playing some cornhole after getting down with a punch bowl -- it's part of the fun. Tickets to the family-style roast cost $40 per person and exclude tax, gratuity, and beverages. The closeout caja china feast costs $55. And because nothing quite says 'Merica like pie, Josh Gripper will cook up some pretty sweet concoctions to close out each BBQ.
Here's the breakdown of the BBQ themes and menu:
July 2 featuring Jamie DeRosa - All American Cookout
Apple-brined smoked BBQ chicken; smoked & barbecued mackerel sandwich
with bread & butter beet slaw; texas-style smoked beef brisket with slathering sauce and smoked garlic sausage; Texas toast & baked pinto beans.
July 9 featuring Brad Kilgore - Kansas City
Beef brisket with KC BBQ sauce; baby back ribs with slaw; little pulled pork sandwiches; BBQ nachos; Texas-style smoked beef brisket.
July 16th featuring Levi Raines - The Dutch's Koren BBQ
Bulgogi beef skewers; Korean BBQ pork belly with sticky rice; 'Jaepchang' Korean stir-fry; selection of housemade banchan: kimchee, cucumber salad with gochujang, sweet potatoes with caramel, fish sauce, and sesame, fermented mung beans, pickled daikon radish slaw.
July 23 featuring James Seyba - Dirty South
Smoked spare ribs & chicken wings with Panther Coffee BBQ sauce; collards with Shaker bacon; B&B Pickles; redneck tacos (hoecakes with pulled pork with slaw & tangy BBQ sauce);
Nashville-style hot fried chicken with grilled Georgia peaches and white bread.
July 30th featuring Aaron Brooks and Jeremiah Bullfrog - Battle of la Caja Chinas
Chefs Hanlon, Brooks, and Bullfrog will prepare a surprise feast in their Caja Chinas hot boxes.
We talked to Conor Hanlon about the how the series changed, the move outdoors and the decisions to collaborate.