Fans are gearing up for Miami Gardens’ biggest night in music, Jazz in the Gardens, set for Saturday, March 9th to Sunday, March 10th at the Hard Rock Stadium. Attendees may eagerly await performances from headliners such as Lionel Richie, Teddy Riley, En Vogue and Brandy. But insiders know the festival’s culinary delights also prove stage-worthy.
Locals got a preview of what’s on the menu last Thursday at Miami Gardens City Hall. Here festival vendors shared quick bites of their most popular dishes. Highlights include local craft whiskey brewers Duke & Dame, who shared their signature salted caramel whisky in a delicious cocktail. Island fare also featured prominently on the menu, from Jamaican-style stewed chicken from Kingston Delight to cracked conch and crab from Reed’s Seafood.
Sassy Desserts by Carolyn provided the ultimate comfort food to satisfy your sweet tooth, particularly their signature bread pudding and rum sauce. Bone-Na-Fide Catering brought their refined take on classic Carolina-style barbecue. Meanwhile, catering company Elegant Eatz created delectable vegetarian fare.
The lead-up to Jazz in the Gardens concert will also offer more cultural events. This includes the FMAC: Film, Music, Art & Culture workshop on March 8th. The special event provides professional development and network opportunities for local creatives. In addition, they will also host spoken word competition “Speak Your Art” on March 7th, highlighting local poetry talent.
For more culinary sneak peeks, check out the full round-up of vendors below.