Eat, drink and smoke at MC Kitchen's beer dinner with Dogfish Head, Alec Bradley

Marcus Wade and Dena Marino of MC Kitchen in Miami.

Fans of MC Kitchen (and Brew in Miami!) know that the modern-Italian restaurant in Miami’s Design District gives serious attention to its craft beer program, which revolves around a deep, well-curated selection from Delaware’s Dogfish Head Brewery.

On Thursday, Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione will join MC Kitchen chef-owner Dena Marino and her husband, beverage director Marcus Wade (that’s them in the picture on this post), in hosting a hybrid beer-wine-cigar dinner with stogies from Hollywood’s Alec Bradley Cigar Co.   

The menu (see below) is definitely enough to knock the socks off any admirer of Dogfish Head’s specialty brews and of Marino’s rustic-meets-contemporary Italian cooking. Seats are $175 plus tax and tip and will include some take-home goodies from Dogfish and Alec Bradley. Call 305-456-9948 to reserve a spot.

First course: “Angry” Maine Lobster with Dogfish Head Festina Lente (2014, draft) and Alec Bradley “Prensado.” 

Second course: Roasted Pear and Cheese Fiocchi with Dogfish Head Noble Rot (2012, bottles) and Alec Bradley “Connecticut.”

Third course: South Carolina Semi-Boneless Stuffed Quail with Dogfish Head Black & Blue (2012, draft) and Alec Bradley “Coyol.”

Intermezzo: Italian Ice. 

Fourth course: Petite Tenderloin and Hudson Valley Foie Gras with Dogfish Head Burton Baton (2010, draft) and Alec Bradley “Black Market.” 

Fifth course: Dulce de Leche Cheesecake with Dogfish Head World Wide Stout (2007, bottles) and Alec Bradley “MC Kitch.” 

Sixth course: Dogfish Head 120 Minute (2007, bottles) and Alec Bradley “Tempus,” to be enjoyed on MC Kitchen’s patio with Calagione, Dena, Wade and fellow diners.