City Grocery Pizzeria
Tuesday, November 12: City Grocery Pizzeria with Chef John Currence
After esteemed visiting guests Gabrielle Hamilton, Jonathan Waxman, Marc Vetri, Jonathon Sawyer, Kevin Sbraga, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Paul Grieco, Chris Hastings, Hugh Acheson, Andrew Carmellini, Mindy Segal, Paul Kahan, April Bloomfield, Bill Telepan, Joey Campanaro, Jeff Michaud, Matthew Accarrino, Michael Solomonov, and Ben Ford, Michael is thrilled to invite James Beard Award-winning chef John Currence to take over Harry's Pizzeria.
Seating is first come, first served for this sweet and savory family-style meal! Making new friends is encouraged and easy when you've got a welcome cocktail in hand with hors d'oeuvre, four courses, free-flowing wines by The Genuine Hospitality Group sommelier and Wine Director Eric Larkee and our tap beers at your disposal. Go home with a special gift from John, his BEAUTIFUL new cookbook, too. All that and tax and gratuity are included in the ticket price of $150.
UPDATE: JOHN'S MENU IS SET!
Among what you'll enjoy at City Grocery Pizzeria passed are Smoked Scallop Crudo, Pig Ear Frites with Comeback Sauce, Okra and Green Onion Hushpuppies with Herb Tartar Sauce, and White Pizza with Chicken Liver Pate and Roasted Pickled Shiitakes. Smoked Beets with Buttermilk Crema and Smoked Mushroom Tamales will start you off with a punch, before you settle into a southern groove with said NOLA Oyster Stew, and maybe some Bourbon Braised Pork Cheeks next? How 'bout some Creole Cream Cheese Grits and Wilted Greens, too? We should mention the sweet ending of Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake, with a Shot of Ice Cold Milk.
Eric has chosen the following wines:
-Heidsieck Monopole, Blue Top, Champagne
-Trimbach, Pinot Blanc, Alsace
-Mouton Noir, Pinot Noir, O.P.P., Willamette Valley, Oregon
-Col Solare, Cabernet Sauvignon Blend, Washington
John Currence was born and raised in New Orleans, LA to a family that loved to cook and spend time in the kitchen. His mother's travels with his father during his childhood, combined with the family's several years in Europe, brought the dishes of the world to their dinner table, while time spent hunting and fishing in South Louisiana began the education in the foods of his home. Now settled in Oxford, Mississippi, Currence's City Grocery Restaurant Group has become a landmark in the dining scene. His flagship, City Grocery's exposed brick walls and heart pine plank floor augment the candle light and white linen staging some the most inventive and interesting food in the South. And he's a just down right fun guy we have loved hanging out with in the past, in Nashville for one! The bar is set high but will no doubt be exceeded in the future, on our home turf!
Harry's Pizzeria (View)
3918 North Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33127