Miami Beachâ€™s award-winning neighborhood restaurant, Tongue & Cheek, is gearing up for its second annual Kitchen Collab â€œSummer Seriesâ€ with a focus on New Orleansâ€™ ever-evolving culinary landscape. Chef/owner Jamie DeRosaâ€™s will open his kitchen to some of the townâ€™s top toques to highlight why so many are taking notice of the Crescent City.
First at the line is James Beard-nominated chef Slade Rushing of Brennans, one of the French Quarterâ€™s oldest institutions. Steeped in the broad range of southern culinary tradition, Rushing interprets classic New Orleans favorites with a lighter hand and contemporary precision. His menu offerings reveal a reverence for the French, Spanish, and Italian influence on New Orleans cuisine, and a recognition of more recently arrived flavors and techniques — such as Vietnamese — all enhanced by the highest regard for the fresh and the local.
August 10th, guests will revel in the cuisine of Justin Devillier, chef/owner of La Petit Grocery where he puts his creative spin on traditional NOLA cuisine with dishes like Turtle Bolognese and Blue Crab Beignets. Devillier has been named a James Beard Award finalist for Best Chef: South in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and was also named 2014â€™s â€œChef of the Yearâ€ by New Orleans Magazine. Devillierâ€™s second restaurant, named Balise after the first French settlement at the mouth of the Mississippi River, celebrates the region as a port city and its unique access to a wide variety of ingredients.
The menus for each dinner will showcase five courses of dishes that are indigenous to New Orleans and each visiting chefsâ€™ respective restaurants, modified by DeRosaâ€™s signature whimsy and the fresh ingredients of South Florida. Reservations are $75 per person and highly suggested for dinner. Pairings can be added for an additional $25 per person. Please call 305-704-2900 for reservations or more information. #KitchenCollab @TandCMiami @jamiederosa @sladerushing