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Eating Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Restaurants across South Florida are offering deals and events in support of breast cancer awareness month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and all throughout the country organizations and businesses are doing their part to raise awareness of the disease, as well as to raise funds for finding a cure. Pink has become the color of the fight to end breast cancer, and many of South Florida’s businesses are going pink this month in support of breast cancer awareness and research. Not least among them are some of our most popular dining destinations that are offering deals, special dinners, and other promotions during the month of October.


Fontainebleau Resort

Returning for the fourth year in a row is “Bleau Goes Pink” at the Fontainebleau resort in Miami Beach. The resort’s three AAA four diamond restaurants - Hakkasan, Gotham Steak, and Scarpetta - will each be offering “Dine for the Cure” menus featuring three courses for $45. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, which has consistently fought to end breast cancer through awareness and early diagnosis, as well as research. “Dine for the Cure” dinner menus are available Sunday through Thursday, and diners will receive a discounted valet rate of $12.  For more information, please visit www.fontainebleau.com. For reservations, please call (877) 326 - 7412. Menus are as follows:

Gotham Steak:

APPETIZERS
(choose one)
Heirloom Tomato Salad - compressed melon, noble XO, basil
French Onion Soup - smoked mozzarella, parmesan, thyme
Yellow Fin Tuna Tartar - Shiso, lime, ginger

ENTRÉES
(choose one)
Roasted Chicken - Brussels sprouts, natural jus, black truffle butter
Scottish Salmon - waxy potatoes, charred scallion vinaigrette, escarole
Braised Beef Short-Rib - potato puree, crispy mushrooms

DESSERTS
(choose one)
Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brûlée - fresh berries, strawberry sorbet
Warm Gotham Chocolate Cake - pistachio ice cream

Hakkasan:

APPETIZER
Roasted Duck Roll/ Steamed Black Pear Chive Dumpling, Crispy Silk Shrimp Roll

ENTREE
(Choose one)
Charcoal grilled honey sea bass or Wok-Fried Prime Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Sauce

VEGETABLE
Stir-Fried Fresh Lotus with Lotus Seed

RICE
Paper Baked Spicy Fried Rice with Pine Nut and Diced Chicken

DESSERT
Fondant with White Coffee Ice Cream

Scarpetta:

PRIMI PATTI
(choose one)
Swordfish Bresaola - oranges & black garlic
Burrata - heirloom tomatoes, baby basil & arugula salad
Braised Short Ribs of Beef - vegetable & farro risotto
Creamy Polenta - fricassee of truffled mushrooms

PIATTI
(choose one)
Agnolotti Dal Plin - lamb & minted bread crumbs
Mediterranean Branzino - summer vegetables & almond brown butter brodetto
Oven Roasted Chicken - salsify, roasted chestnuts & fegato sauce
Prime Sirloin of Beef - potato torta & oxtail sugo

DOLCE
(choose one)
Polenta Crusted Cheesecake - strawberries & strawberries gelato
Amedei Chocolate Cake - toasted almond gelato & salted caramel sauce
Coconut Panna Cotta - caramelized pineapple & guava “soup”


Rocco’s Tacos

If you love tacos and love “tatas” (or supporting breast cancer awareness), then Rocco’s Tacos is your Tuesday dining destination during the month of October. Having raised $15,000 for the Florida affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure last year, owner Rocco Mangel plans to raise at least $10,000 more this year with the inclusion of his two new restaurant locations. “Tacos and Tatas Tuesdays” will offer diners unlimited chicken, pork, steak, beef, mushroom, shrimp, or mahi tacos for $14.99, and a portion of all proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen. Furthermore, diners who spot Rocco wearing his signature Breast Cancer awareness pink patent leather shoes will get a shot of tequila on him! Those who really love the “tatas” can donate $100 or more to the cause and receive a bottle of Rocco’s signature Milagro tequila to take home. For more information and restaurant locations, please visit www.facebook.com/roccostacos or go to the website at www.RoccosTacos.com.


Blue Collar Restaurant

Blue Collar Restaurant, a local favorite in Miami’s MiMo district, is changing its name to “Pink Collar Restaurant” for the month of October, as well as changing its servers’ signature blue uniforms to pink uniforms in support of breast cancer awareness. Having lost his mother to breast cancer, Chef Danny Serfer has created a special menu in her honor, including Marsha’s salad (named after his mother) and seared duck breast with French lentils, baby bok choy, and plum gastrique, as well as pink key lime bars. All proceeds from Chef Serfer’s Pink Collar Breast Cancer Menu will go towards Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more information, visit www.bluecollarmiami.com.  Menu is as follows:

Marsha’s Salad $8
Romaine, Cucumber, Radish, Carrot, Bacon, Grain Mustard Vinaigrette

Seared Duck Breast $19
French Green Lentils, Baby Bok Choy, Plum Gastrique

Pink Key Lime Bar $7
Blackberries, Whip Cream

Roasted Prime Rib of Beef $23 (Saturday Nights)
Gaga’s Rosemary Paprika Potatoes, Natural Jus

Rose $8/28
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SAIA

SAIA, Fort Lauderdale’s go-to place for phenomenal sushi is also participating in breast cancer awareness this month with Chef Subin Chankesorn’s Roll for the Cure sushi roll containing shrimp, mango, bell pepper & cream cheese wrapped in pink soy paper and topped with spicy crab salad pink miso uzu sauce. One dollar from each roll sold during the month of October will go towards Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In addition to Chef Subin’s special roll, on October 16th SAIA will be offering a special pink-themed multi course dinner with pairings from the restaurant’s new sake collection for $70 per person and $130 per couple. Ten dollars of each ticket sold will also go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more information, please visit www.SAIAsushi.com. Menu for October 16th dinner is as follows:

Crispy Rock Shrimp
tempura rock shrimp, shitake with spicy cream mayo, served on butter lettuce

Shimizu-No-Mai “Pure Dawn”

Papaya Salad
sliced green papaya & beet root mixed with Thai som-tum dressing, cherry tomatoes, roasted peanuts and crispy wontons

Lychee-Tini: House Sake, Fresh Lychee Juice, Lychee Syrup

Half Roll for the Cure
shrimp, mango, bell pepper & cream cheese wrapped in pink soy paper topped with spicy crab salad & pink miso uzu sauce

Yoshinogawa “Winter Warrior”

Lemongrass Salmon
sea salt and lime grilled salmon drizzled with green tea lime sauce and grilled brussel sprouts

Shimizu-No-Mai “Pure Snow”

Pink Layer Rice Cake
Thai pink layer rice cake cream de leche

Fizzy Plum: Zippang Sparkling Sake, Moonstone “Plum”, and St. Germain