Andy Bates is a champion of British food and family-style cooking. His modern twists on classic dishes are fueled by his international travels and a passion for re-discovering and cooking great British food. As the owner of specialist food company ‘Eat My Pies’, Andy has been bringing the best of British food back to the public for 8 years. Andy is a contributing chef for Food Network UK and has already had three successful series broadcast on the channel – Andy Bates Street Feasts and Andy Bates American Street Feasts.
His latest series, Andy Bates Brazilian Street Feasts, launched in February of 2014. All three series follow him as he travels across continents to explore the world of street food and find the stories and people behind the recipes. He is also a regular contributor on the BBC series, Food & Drink. As a result, he has become a leading expert on street food, with regular appearances at food festivals and events both in the UK and around the world. Andy has also published one cookbook, Modern Twists on Classic Dishes, and is in the process of creating a new cookbook inspired by the flourishing Miami dining scene. Since meeting his now-wife in Miami back in 2011, Andy has both literally and figuratively fallen in love with the flavor, essence and spice of the Latin culture.
Last year, he and Francesca came back to her hometown of Miami to film and photograph Andy learning how to make both popular and traditional recipes from the greatest Miami chefs, including Daniel Serfer of Blue Collar and Mignonette, Jose Mendin of Pubbelly and Timon Baloo of Sugarcane. Michael Moran of the FIU School of Hospitality also contributed and helped spearhead the initiative. The Miami inspired cookbook is set to be released at the beginning of next year. Andy’s dream to connect with the Miami dining scene through the release of the cook book could only be surpassed by the opportunity of opening his first true brick and mortar in Miami: The Avenue – Food & Brew. The concept, a unique British diner offering refined pub food classics alongside the best American craft beers, recently won the A+Eats competition awarding Andy and his team a year of free rent in Miami’s up and coming Arts & Entertainment district. The restaurant is set to open later this year.
In the meantime, Bates is giving you a three day preview of his goods with a pop up at 7:30 p.m. January 21 and 22 and at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 23 at The Filling Station Lofts.
The four-course meals are $69.57 and include drink pairings. Thursday’s and Friday’s mash and pie dinner features a Scotch Egg starter, Welsh Rarebit, award-winning Pie & Mash, and Banoffee Pie (subject to change). Saturday’s Fish & Chip lunch features Scotch Egg starter, Welsh Rarebit, Fish & Chips, Banoffee Pie. Each course includes a specially selected beer or prosecco pairing. Menu is subject to change.
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