If serving and imbibing cocktails this holiday season, choose Miami Cocktail Co.’s healthier, all-natural concoctions. The Goop-approved brand offers a selection of low ABV, low-calorie, wine-based beverages sans added sugars and other harmful ingredients. It recently expanded its Small Batch Originals base with an Organic Spritz line in single-serve cans, whose gourmet flavors include Grapefruit & Hibiscus Paloma.
Coconut Grove newcomer Krüs Kitchen opened just in time for the hectic holidays. The hybrid culinary concept—a ghost kitchen (takeout and delivery menu only) and market—specializes in seasonal, quality fare and natural wines curated to a T. Chef Sebastián Vargas comes by way of world-renowned dining destinations like Sweden’s Fäviken and Italy’s Osteria Francescana. Tune in for weekly wine tips, too.
Brunch & Beyond
Quiche Me founder Montsy Smithies is going to need a bigger kitchen. The physical therapist turned baker’s Instagram has been blowing up with orders for her covid-instigated cottage industry’s namesake item. DM her for made-to-order classics (quiche Lorraine, spinach and Gruyère) as well as seasonal recipes (butternut squash, caramelized onions and goat cheese) in 9-inch or 3-inch sizes.
Daniel Boulud has been hustling. The French chef didn’t skip a beat during the pandemic, whether offering romantic outdoor seating or partnering with online national delivery service Goldbelly to ship gourmet delicacies to your door. In addition to Boulud Kitchen’s Goldbelly items (smoked salmon platter, short ribs, macarons), order bûche de Noëls by December 20 from Palm Beach’s Café Boulud.
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Dim Sum & Then Some
Every culture has its holiday cuisine traditions—Feast of the Seven Fishes, stone crabs and Chinese food, to name a few. In the latter category, Zitz Sum has been garnering buzz for its Instagram-originated dim sum menu. Beyond four types of dumplings, select from a well-edited overview of hits including egg drop soup, scallion pancakes and Shanghai-style, curried shrimp noodles.