Pubbelly, Miami Beach’s beloved original gastropub restaurant is getting really good at giving fans what they want: more Pubbelly. They’ve got three new ways to get a taste without heading to the original spot. The first is going to make the greatest difference to sports fans. Pubbelly Sushi is opening up an outpost in the American Airlines Arena Dewar’s VIP Lounge for this season. They will offer over a dozen of their most popular dishes from their Sunset Harbour location, including their signature yellowtail roll with truffled yuzu. They’ve also got a new site-specific roll called The Heat, made with albacore and spicy tuna, crispy tempura flakes and a garlic ponzu sauce.
This was announced October 12, just a month after Chef Jose Mendin and his Pubbelly Restaurant Group announced a partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line for the release of a digital cookbook, Food Republic. The cookbook is by Jose Mendin, and available for download on iTunes, The 47-page book features 30 innovative dishes for the home cook. Dishes take readers through Mendin’s pantry, highlighting best-selling recipes from the many culinary concepts that Pubbelly Restaurant Group has created. The best part is, the download is available for only $1.99.
“My food is both rich and worldly, in part inspired by cultural and culinary traditions,” explained the chef. “I want my food to act as an instrument to embrace social interaction and not compromise the cherished time we get to spend with our loved ones. As such, the recipes I’ve created foster this mantra – they are quick, easy and encourage conversation.”
The e-book’s namesake is Food Republic, the restaurant group’s first at-sea-venture aboard the Norwegian Escape. It is a modern, upscale small-plate concept featuring global cuisine for sampling and sharing. The restaurant represents a trend in cruise lines grabbing hot concepts and bringing them aboard.