Conquer the Summer Blues in Miami and join my first summer Wok Star Supper Club gathering. I’m very excited to introduce you to Drunken Dragon, it’s tucked away in a nondescript strip mall that still retains a red neon sign, MARKET, except there’s nothing plain about this place. Don’t be fooled by the exterior, on entering, you’re greeted by steamy photography of Japanese bondage on one side and on the other, a 300-pound table made out of reclaimed Douglas fir suspended by chains. You’re probably wondering if I’ve gone off the deep end choosing this restaurant for our Supper Club but I like to shake things up and take you places you wouldn’t dream of going. Trust me, you’re in for a delightful culinary experience and get into the groove. It’s a cross between an Asian gastropub, Japanese Izakaya and Korean BBQ.
Korean BBQ grills in the main dining area are the highlights for most but for me, it’s Chef Xavier Torres’ modern Asian inspired plates from Vietnam, Thailand and Japan that we’ll focus on for this Supper Club. His previous stints at Nobu, The Dutch, Zuma and Sushi Samba culiminated into his current exotic cooking style at Drunken Dragon. It’s fantastic that Chef Xavier and I both learned to cook from our moms. He grew up in Puerto Rico and was encouraged to explore his natural culinary talents by his mom! You’ll get a chance to hear his philosophy about his style of cooking at the end of our gathering. Chef Xavier and I came up with a menu so you can enjoy a taste of all his signature dishes.
Owners, Conrad Gomez, Angel Febres and Navin Chatani, all with nightclub, bar experience decided to open Drunken Dragon after successfully opening Foxhole Bar. I’ve arranged for us to go there after our gathering where you’ll get your first drink FREE! It’s literally behind the restaurant but you wouldn’t know it cause it’s unmarked and in an alleyway. Yes, taking you deeper into a shroud of mystery.
I set the gathering for August 14 to coincide with my mom’s birthday if she were still alive! I think she would appreciate us celebrating with her, enjoying each other’s company and of course the food. My mom was a fantastic cook and entertainer, she would organize lavish dinner parties and I truly think I inherited my love of doing the same thing from her!
Can’t wait to see you all at Drunken Dragon, gather all your friends, family, colleagues and celebrate summer with us with some good food and a few laughs!
Menu and Details below…
Here are the details, you know the drill…you’ll be paying directly to Drunken Dragon…
What: Wok Star Supper Club, Conquer the Summer Blues!
Cost: $45 including tips and tax, excluding beverages.
Drinks: Happy Hour Cocktails are half off usual price.
When: Sunday, August 14: 5-7pm
Where: Drunken Dragon, 1424 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Max: 79 seats without the bar and 92 with the bar seats.
Parking: Valet – $10 (usually $15) OR street parking ($4 an hour, so you’ll end up hot and bothered, go with valet, so worth it!)
Reservations: Drunken Dragon Open Table
It should take you to Aug.14 page, choose time slot 5pm. Call DD directly 305-397-8556 if you have any problems.
MENU FOR WOK STAR SUPPER CLUB AT DRUNKEN DRAGON
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14: 5-7PM
5-5:30pm Cocktails & munchies on arrival
Drunken Dragon Fries – curry salt, truffle aioli.
Edamame – black pepper, sea salt, sugar snap peas.
5:30pm sit down…Cold Appetizers:
Hamachi – kalamansi ponzu, cashews, orange and grapefruit segments, red onion, mint.
Salt roasted beets – blackberry, pea shoots, miso yogurt, dry miso, red quinoa.
Next- Mains family style:
Lobster roll – crispy brioche, sriracha aioli, caviar roe, tarragon.
Crack Spare Ribs – serondeng sambal, scallion, coriander, chili
Twice Fried chicken from Happy Hour menu – Asian slaw, miso ranch, red dragon
Sides family style to come with Mains:
Taro Truffle Hash – 63 egg (soft egg), chinese sausage, corn, snow peas, taro chips.
Stir fry veggies – cauliflower, baby carrots, shitakes with sweet soy-ginger, garlic salt.
Japanese mochi – scoop of mango and green tea.
First drink FREE! Whoa, you heard right! Any beer, wine, liquor of your choice excluding top shelf hard liquor.
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