StripSteak by Michael Mina to Host Dinner With Wines of Rioja

Fontainebleau’s Cellar 1954 Wine & Dinner Series Continues Thursday, May 19th

Paying homage to Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s opening in 1954, Cellar 1954 Wine & Dinner Series pairs the world’s most prestigious wines and winemakers with the award-winning cuisine of Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s signature restaurants. The 2016 season continues with a lavish dinner on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at StripSteak by Michael Mina with world-renowned Wines of Rioja, presented by Dhane Chesson, the US National Director for Wines of Rioja.

On May 19th, diners will enjoy a decadent four-course menu with passed hors d’oeuvres, prepared by StripSteak’s chef de cuisine Derrick Roberts, complemented by wines of Rioja. Located in north-central Spain, along the Ebro River, the Rioja region is about 210 square miles in size. Comprised mostly of red wine, Rioja categories of wine include Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva. The reds are gentle and elegant in flavor and mainly fruity in nature when young and more velvety when aged.

Each of the four courses and hors d’oeuvres will be paired with different varietals from the region. Priced at $200 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity, the evening will begin at 8 p.m. The menu, with pairings, follows:

Passed Hors d ’Oeuvres
Beausoleil Oysters | caviar, pomegranate, white ponzu
Salmon Crudo | orange, chili, shiso
Cauliflower Ricotta Arancini | aged parmesan, vodka sauce
Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Rosado 2014

1st Course

Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes | mango, burrata, basil
Bodegas Palacios Remondo Plácet Valtomelloso 2011

2ND Course

Pan-Seared Diver Scallop | confit pork belly, savoy cabbage, haricot vert brown butter vinaigrette
Bodegas Ontañon Crianza 2012

3rd Course

Wood-Grilled Angus Ribcap | globe carrots, maitake mushroom, bordelaise
Remelluri Rioja Reserva 2009
La Rioja Alta ‘904’ Gran Reserva 2004

Dessert Course
Pistachio Mousse | sour cherry compote, spice ice cream
Vivanco Colección ‘dulce de Invierno’ Late Harvest 2013

For further information, please call 877.326.7412.  Reservations are required and can be made by visiting

Fontainebleau Miami Beach is located at 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140.


Zulma Torres

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