Coral Gables restaurant week kick-off

The bar at Bread + Butter, one of close to 40 restaurants participating in Coral Gables Restaurant week. (Courtesy0

The 6th Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week is back starting Monday through June 30.

But the official Taste of the Gables kick-off is 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight at The Westin Colonnade Hotel when 20 restaurants offer samples of their fare. Swine Southern Table & Bar, Sushi Samba, and Azucar Cuban Cuisine are among the participating restaurants. Advance tickets are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP ($35 and $65 at the door). Buy them at

Starting Monday, almost 40 restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus at lunch and dinner. Each restaurant’s menu and prices can be found at At Bread + Butter, where chef Alberto Cabrera’s offers his modern taken on classic Cuban food, the $25 lunch menu features a choice of small plate, sandwich and dessert. Tarpon Bend’s $28.95 three-course dinner menu offers a choice of four appetizers, five entrees and three desserts.

Some restaurants are offering ticketed events, such as a pizza making class at Cibo Wine Bar and a midnight chef’s table dinner at Swine Southern Table & Bar.

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The official cocktail of the Coral Gables Restaurant week is the Bacardi mojito, created by presenting sponsor, Bacardi USA.