Celebrate food and family with these kid-friendly events that offer a taste of culinary adventure — and plenty of great eats.
From activities for aspiring bakers to community picnics on the beach, we’ve rounded up the best spots to take your mini-epicureans this month.
Tour the Fontainebleau’s Pastry Department
Named after the coffee and patisserie shop in the original Fontainebleau, Chez Bon Bon pays homage to the hotel’s glamorous roots with thoughtfully crafted chocolates, cookies, cakes, gelatos, salads and sandwiches.
On this tour, Executive Pastry Chef Simon Brégardis will lead young guests on a tour of the underground pastry department to see where all the magic happens. Attendees will get a look (and taste!) of the gelato department where flavors are churned from fresh ingredients, the chocolate room where truffles and confections are handmade and the legendary pastry and cake sections where bakers churn out loaves for all the hotel restaurants. The final stop on the tour is a hands-on session where kids and parents can decorate their own cupcakes using a variety of frostings and toppings — a sweet deal.
Details: The promotion ends on Sept. 6. Classes are limited to a total of eight people per tour. Children ages five years or older are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. $15 per guest. | Wednesdays and Saturdays | 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
The successful NYC and London fine dining club for parents and their little ones, Nibble+squeak, is now in Miami. A unique dining club for “parents with pipsqueaks-in-tow,” Nibble+squeak’s first Miami area event will launch this month at Mignonette. The events give parents a chance to get out and revisit their fine dining days, while meeting other area families without needing a sitter or worrying whether the restaurant is kid-friendly. The three-course menu includes oysters, shrimp cocktail, popcorn conch, fish dishes and fudge brownies for dessert.
Details: Cost is $75 per adult (kids eat free courtesy of website Mommy Nearest). Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Events are at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Mignonette, 210 NE 18th St, Miami. 305-374-4635
Picnic on the Beach
The popular culinary event Saffron Supper Club has partnered with the Town of Surfside on a recurring community beach picnic event occurring the first Friday of every month. Bring your favorite beach gear and snacks and head to the sand for music, an interactive drum circle for kids, tepee village, cold-pressed juices and healthy bites.
Details: Friday Beach occurs Sept. 2 and October 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 9301 Collins Ave behind the Surfside Community Center. RSVP to info@FridayBeach.com
Reggae Family Fun Day at The Wynwood Yard
School is back in session, but there’s a long weekend to celebrate. Resident reggae guru Kulcha Shok will host a day of sunny rays, family-friendly games and live performances by musical guests, including local favorite Jahfe. Donations are encouraged.
Details: Sept. 4, noon to 2 a.m. Suggested $5 donation
Check out a new farmers market
Mark your calendars for the grand opening of the weekly Bay Harbor Islands Farmers Market. Vendors will be selling a variety of artisanal goods, from fresh bread to pickles to raw nut butters. There will also be music, food and a special gift for the first 50 visitors.
Details: 9521 East Bay Harbor Drive, Bay Harbor Islands. Aug. 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking available in the 95th Street garage (1165 95th Street, Bay Harbor Islands)