CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar, at the elegant JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, is hosting a monthly Beer & Dinner Series highlighting craft beers from local South Florida breweries. We recently had the extreme pleasure of experiencing such a dinner paired with beers from Funky Buddha Brewing, and hosted by their Head Brewer Ryan Sentz.
The scrumptious 4-course menu was crafted by Corsair’s Executive Chef Gordon Maybury and Chef de Cuisine Derrick Connor along with Chef Jeff Vincent from Funky Buddha’s Craft Food Counter & Kitchen.
Beer Pairings at CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar
The evening kicked off with a tasty beer cocktail created by Corsair’s Food and Beverage Manager, Michael Meredith.
Welcome Beer Cocktail
Mixed with one of Funky Buddha’s core beers, Floridian Hefeweizen (an award-winning wheat beer; 5.2% ABV), housemade Caraway Seed and Cardamom Honey Syrup, Lemon Juice, Orange Juice, Aromatic Bitters and Mango-infused Dark Rum.
The menu started with a decadent Duck Prosciutto + Fig Salad topped with lardons (fatty bacon) braised in Funky Buddha’s Maple Bacon Coffee Porter. The starter was also companied by the brewery’s limited released Maple Bacon Coffee Porter (6.4% ABV), most beloved for its rich maple and roasted coffee flavor and smoky bacon finish.
Followed by a superb Seared Diver Scallop + Panzanella salad, topped with polenta croutons, that was matched up with the zesty Dreamers of Dreams “Barrel Aged” Saison (8.3% ABV) matured in Chardonnay barrels.
Maple Bacon Coffee Porter
For the main course, we gormandized on Pork 3 Ways –roasted tenderloin, pork belly and braised St. Louis rib, expertly paired with the whiskey-forward Manhattan Double Rye Ale (12.7% ABV) from Funky Buddha’s seasonal Mixology Series.
To emulate the classic rye cocktail, the brewery blended a double rye ale aged in High West Distillery rye barrels with a Belgian Tripel ale aged in wine barrels and, then, was infused with herbs & botanicals.
No Crusts Brown Ale + PB&J Beignets
For the sweet ending, which came much too soon, we were presented with yummy PB&J Beignets served with a fruity No Crusts Brown Ale (6.4%ABV), Funky Buddha’s infamous peanut butter & jelly brown ale.
CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar Details
19999 West Country Club Drive (at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa), Aventura FL ; jwturnberry.com/aventura/corsair-kitchen-and-bar; @JWTurnberry #craftedbyCOSAIR
CORSAIR Kitchen & Bar Beer Dinner Series schedule:
March 28 – Bousa Brewing
April 25 – MIA Brewing
May 30 – Due South
June 27 – J Wakefield Brewing
July 25 – Cigar City
August 29 – Biscayne Bay
September 26 – Concrete Beach
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