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Verde at PAMM Launches New Spring Menu

The Waterfront Museum Restaurant Debuts New Thursday Night Happy Hour and Updated Food and Beverage Offerings

As Miami plans to heat up this summer, Verde, the beloved waterfront restaurant located at The Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), has launched a new food menu, highlighting the eatery’s fresh approach to al fresco dining and sourcing organic ingredients. The menu highlights creative plates from land and sea, homemade pizzas and tempting desserts. The waterfront eatery has also unveiled a new craft cocktail menu, which showcases fresh herbs, spices and housemade infusions. This new selection of specialty libations will now be offered during Verde’s iconic weekend brunches, and during Verde’s new Thursday night happy hour. 

Known for its farm-fresh approach to brunch, lunch and Thursday night dinners, Verde offers exquisite views of Biscayne Bay.  Helmed by the expert team of professionals at Constellation Culinary Group, Verde’s expansive kitchen anchors the restaurant, which offers a new garden-inspired food menu and updated selection of craft cocktails. 

Executive Chef Jeremy Shelton conceptualized a new menu that reflects his culinary experience while incorporating the flavors of spring to highlight the season with fresh ingredients in each dish. The new menu also showcases several rich, flavorful Mediterranean-inspired dishes, reflecting chef Jeremy Shelton’s extensive culinary background in world cuisine. 

“This new spring menu will give life to Verde with its farm-fresh ingredients and Mediterranean-inspired dishes,” said Chef Jeremy Shelton of Verde. “Our goal here is to ensure we provide our guests with quality food and quality service while they bask in the breathtaking views.”

New starters include the Blistered Shishito Peppers ($12), seasoned with dukkah spice, and citrus; Roasted Babaganoush ($15), burnt feta & sesame on a za’atar flatbread; or Whipped Labneh ($13), a balsamic-strawberry compote with sumac on a za’atar flatbread.

The new spring menu is introducing a selection of Manakish (Mediterranean-style pizzas) that feature Piperade ($15), matbucha (a Moroccan Jewish puree of tomatoes and red bell peppers) topped with fior di latte, roasted tomatoes, fresh herbs, and seasoned with sea salt; Kusa ($14), feta cheese, za’atar herbs, zucchini, and lemon zest; Aubergine ($14), topped with roasted eggplant, lemon ricotta, oven roasted grape tomatoes, and fresh oregano; or a classic Margherita ($14), fresh mozzarella, tomato, and torn basil. New entrees include the Chicken Under A Brick ($31), a crispy boneless 1/2 chicken served with herb smashed baby potatoes, baby kale, and chimichurri; and the Pan Seared Bronzino ($34), served with matbucha, olives and an herb salad. 

Guests with a sweet tooth can indulge in the new dessert items like the Warm Honey-Soaked Doughnuts ($12), covered in pistachio dust and spiced sugar; Berries & Cream ($14), white chocolate mousse, bitters, marinated berries, and milk crumble; or the Butterscotch Budino ($12), with blood orange, salted caramel, and candied walnut dukkah.

Verde is also introducing a new brunch menu available every Saturdays and Sunday. Menu items include the Smoked Salmon Benedict ($22), a house made latke with sliced tomato, smoked salmon, poached egg, hollandaise, chives, served with a side salad; the Miami Benedict ($22), a mojo pork croquette served with pickles, poached eggs, dijon fonduta, and side salad; Blueberry Basil Pancakes ($18), buttermilk pancakes with lemon curd and blueberry basil compote; Smoked Salmon Toast ($24), smoked salmon mousse, roe, pickled onion, capers & tomatoes on grilled bread with a side salad; or the famous Verde Brunch Burger ($28), aged white cheddar with an over easy egg, maple candied bacon, caramelized onions, norfolk sauce, side of hollandaise, served with fries.

The updated cocktail menu is inspired by Verde’s mission of serving fresh local ingredients. Notable libations will feature fresh herbs, house made syrups and garnishes. The new menu will offer  specialty cocktails that guests have the option to order by the glass ($14) or carafe ($34). Highlights include the Rosé Sangria, rosé wine, vodka, orange, grapefruit and pineapple; and the Bloody Mary, vodka, and house made mix.  Guests can also order by glass the Verde Tonic ($16), freshly pressed cucumber juice, sweet lime, Bombay Sapphire and tonic water. The syrups are organically fermented by the Constellation Culinary Team. 

Verde’s new Thursday night happy hour program will feature the Verde Spicy Margarita, made with tequila Ancho Reyes Verde, and lime; a Piña Mojito, made with Bacardi Superior Rum, fermented pineapple, mint, and thai basil; or as an ode to Miami’s native fruit, the Mangonada ($17), Casamigos tequila, ripe and green mangos, lime and chili syrup. Select cocktails served during happy hour will be priced at $10, wine will be priced at $8 and beer will be priced at $5

From the Happy Hour menu, light bites are priced at $8 and include Olives & Almonds; Parmesan Truffle Fries, served with truffle aioli; Blistered Shishito Peppers, seasoned with dukkah spice, and citrus; or the Whipped Labneh, a balsamic-strawberry compote with sumac on a za’atar flatbread. 

Verde’s expansive patio offers panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and leads out onto the entrance to Museum Park. The scenic outdoor experience showcases the magnificent views of Downtown Miami and provides diners the chance to embrace sunny South Florida’s perfect weather and immerse themselves in the city’s cultural offerings with access to the museum’s sculpture garden.   

Verde is open on Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Bistro Bar offers grab and go snacks and hours are Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., and Friday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, visit https://www.pamm.org/dining.

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