In honor of the Table 40 Herb Garden at the InterContinental Miami, the hotel hosted a gourmet cocktail dinner earlier this month in conjunction with the city’s hottest mixologist team, Bar Lab. Headed by Elad Zvi and Gabriel Orta, Bar Lab is a local beverage consulting company that specializes in branding, marketing, and cocktail catering. Table 40 Herb Garden, located on the 5th Floor Plaza, was planted in April to further develop the hotel’s green initiatives, making it one of the very few certified green hotels in Miami. The seedlings planted in the garden are used widely throughout the hotel and of course in all items dished out at Table 40, the hotel’s very own chef’s table helmed by Chef Alex Feher. The seedlings planted in the garden include rosemary, thyme, oregano, cilantro, chive, basil, and mint.
All items on the delectable event menu created by Chef Alex Feher were inspired and picked fresh from the garden. The 40+ guests in attendance enjoyed custom made welcome cocktails by the garden on the 5th Floor Plaza Level and later dined with romantic views of Biscayne Bay. Food items on the menu included avocado and mango tuna tartare scented with cilantro, pan-seared Pacific black cod towered over asparagus salad and herb compote, and flourless chocolate cake topped with fried basil. Cocktail items on the menu included Zacapa rum infused with Georgia peaches, local Florida mint, and home made cane syrup and Ketel One Vodka with fresh Florida tangerines, fresh lemon thyme, citrus essence, and sparkling wine.
For more information about Table 40 or any of the hotel’s other restaurants, call the Intercontinental Food & Beverage Department at 305.372.4431.