Tongue & Cheek’s “Kitchen Collabs” Bring a Taste of the “Big Easy” to Miami


Since 2012, Miami Beach’s award-winning neighborhood haunt, Tongue & Cheek Restaurant, has hosted its deliciously inventive “Kitchen Collabs” — inviting America’s favorite celebrity chefs to participate in one-night-only collaborative dinners with Tongue & Cheek’s own culinary genius, Chef-Owner Jamie DeRosa. Adding a taste of the “Big Easy” to the mix, just next week, the restaurant will kick-off its Summer Series Kitchen Collabs with two of NOLA’s best chefs: James Beard-nominated Slade Rushing, of Brennan’s, as well as James Beard “Best Chef” finalist Justin Devillier, of La Petit Grocery.

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With both Rushing and Devillier scheduled for one visit between July and August, and a special surprise guest to be announced for September, each dinner will showcase five courses of indigenous cuisine from each chef’s signature New Orleans-style menu. And to put the “collab” in Kitchen Collabs, DeRosa will add his own whimsical style to Chef Rushing’s Southern-global and Devillier’s creative New Orleans cuisine. The result? A fused and fabulous pairing dinner like South Florida foodies have never tried before.


Tongue & Cheek Restaurant is located at 431 Washington Avenue. The Summer Series Kitchen Collabs with Chef Slade Rushing is scheduled for Tuesday, July 21st at 7 PM, while Chef Justin Devillier’s is scheduled for Monday, August 10th at 7 PM. Tickets cost $75 per person, with optional pairings for $25 more. Dinner reservations are highly suggested and can be made by calling (305) 704-2900.