Chef Allen's
Chef Allen's June 2009 Newsletter
Free! Interactive Cooking Classes, Wine & Tastings Offered
Every Friday, June 5th Ė July 31st
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Ever yearn to learn the culinary techniques used at a top restaurant? Now you can. And, you can meet new foodies, sip complimentary wines and sample some of the delectable dishes while youíre being educated.

Beginning Friday, June 5, and every Friday through July 31, from 6:00 Ė 7:00 p.m., you can learn the basic techniques from James Beard Award recipient, Chef Allen Susser, his legendary chef de cuisine Daniel Serfer, and their talented staff Ė and itís all complimentary.

If youíre not experienced, itís not a problem. All thatís required is your presence while Chef Allen, Serfer, and their highly trained chefs demonstrate the tricks of the trade in an interactive cooking demo held every Friday,

Call 305-935-2900 or click here to make a reservation.

Fatherís Day June 21
Personalize Your Own STEAK on Fatherís Day.

How would you like a thick juicy steak that you cut yourself? Let our Chefs cook it to your specification on our Lyonnaise Grill that burns Oak at 720 degrees. ON FATHERíS DAY ONLY - you can step up to the butcher block in the kitchen and cut your own Filet Mignon, Rib Eye or New York Sirloin Steak to fit your appetite. We will also offer the entire menu along with our Spice Bistro menu that evening.

Call 305-935-2900 or click here to make a reservation.

Share Our Strength
Ritz Carlton, Key Biscayne
July 30th 2009
Wine Down Wednesday
Each Wednesday every bottle on our regular list will be offered at 1/2 price!

On Wednesday June 24th, join us for "Wines of Spain". We will have a complimentary wine tasting, Tapas and finger foods from 6:00pm - 7:00pm. You can join us for a specially prepared price fixed menu matched with wines.

Call 305-935-2900 or click here to make a reservation.

Dealing With Mangos
The word is out that I'll trade mangos for dinners.

It's a simple deal: dinner for two at Chef Allen's for a wheelbarrow of Mangos (approximately 200 pounds).
That might seem like a steep bounty for this humble fruit, but not in South Florida. It's a challenge Miamians happily rise to every summer, when mangos are plentiful in backyards and groves alike. The pride of owning a mango tree turns to a passion as the trees begin to ripen in the steamy tropical heat.

Recipe of the Month
Jerk Calamari, Mango and Watercress Salad

Ingredients to Serve-4

  • 2 Cups Calamari rings
  • 1 Recipe Fresh Jerk marinate
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Dark rum
  • 1 Cup Julienne mango
  • 1 Cup Julienne jicama
  • 1 Cup Julienne sweet red peppers
  • 2 Cups Cleaned Watercress leaves
  • 3 Tablespoons Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Yogurt
  • ľ Teaspoon Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 10 Large Fresh mint leaves

To prepare the Calamari:
In a small stainless steel bowl mix the calamari with jerk marinate. Warm a sauté pan with half of the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the calamari and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Slowly add the rum and simmer for another minute. Remove the calamari from the pan, keeping warm and reserve the cooking juices.

To prepare the Salad:
In a large bowl, toss together the mango, jicama, peppers and watercress. In another small bowl, whisk together the pan juices with the remaining salt, olive oil, lemon juice, yogurt and crushed red pepper flakes. Pour this dressing over the salad and toss.

To Serve:
In a large white oval platter, arrange the salad and spoon the warm jerked calamari on top. Garnish with freshly torn mint leaves.

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The Chef Allen Top 10 List
Top 10 Reasons to Dine at Chef Allen's in June

10. Poached Wild Florida Shrimp, Heirloom Tomato, Fennel, Avocado

9. Coriander and Citrus Crusted Tuna with Tamatillo Salsa Verde

8. Grilled Lamb Kebab Chermoula with Grilled Tomato Gazpacho

7. Estate Grown St Lucian Chocolate "Tea" Creme Brulee

6. Grilled Local Calamari & Radicchio with Seven Spiced Eggplant

5. Wine Down Wednesday offers - 1/2 off - all bottles of wine with your dinner

4. Madamia Nut Brittle Ice Cream with Cardamom Banana Sauce

3. Charred Skirt Steak with Curry Roasted Peaches and Ginger Agua Fresca

2. Indian River Soft Shell Crab Tempura with Rock Shrimp LoMien,Soy, Sesame

And the number 1 reason to dine at Chef Allen's this June

Everything just tastes better in the spring...

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