Hot Events

9/ 11 to 15, 6th Annual Taste of Central America @ InterContinental,Doral Miami, …
9/18, “Quick and Easy 30-Minute-Meals” cooking class With Chef Johnson Teh at Fairchild Garden…

 

THIS WEEK ON FOOD & WINE TALK:       

Melanie Young, author of  Getting Things off My Chest; A survivor’s Guide to Staying Fearless & Fabulous in the face of Breast Cancer;   Venissa: Winemaker Gianlucca Bisol  talks about Dorona, the forgotten grape; Mary Rolf Lamontagne, author of  EATS–Enjoy all the seconds; 135 colourful recipes to savour and save; Raghavan Iyer, author of Indian Cooking Unfolded: A Master Class in Indian Cooking, with 100 Easy Recipes using 10 ingredients or less;  

 

WHAT’S NEW

La Mar by Gastón Acurio to replace Cafe Sambal at Mandarin Oriental, Miami in December……
Executive Chef Jeff O’Neill to open Porcao Farm to Grill late-September, Mary Brickell Village …
Garlic Knot Celebrates Grand Opening 9/20 – 22 in Ft. Lauderdale/ Oakland Park…
L’Entrecôte de Paris opens in Brickell Plaza …
Novecento slated to bring Taste of Argentina to Town Center, Aventura…
All-natural Butcher Block Grill opens at the Fountains Center, Boca Raton…
Chef Alan Hughes opens The Embassy:  Miami’s Guerilla Kitchen in Miami Design District……
Rick Mace appointed New Executive Chef at Cafe Boulud, Palm Beach…

 

BUZZ

All-You-Can Eat, Fresh Lobster for $38 at  Kitchen 305, Sunny Isles Beach…
Big City Tavern offers limited edition of grilled cheese-of-the-day, Fort Lauderdale…
Personal Chefs Beware: Hungry Scam Artist strikes again…
Giorgio Rapicavoli’s Eating House now open for lunch, Coral Gables…
Blade at Fontainebleau Miami Beach launches 8-course Omakase Dinner…
Sardinia adds Artisanal Wood-Fired Pizzas to menu, South Beach…

FOOD & WINE NEWS   

Win a trip for two to South African Wine Countrey, through 9/18 @ Whole Foods
New Food Blog by Julie Hirschhorn whips up fresh approach in www.southfloridagourmet.com
Georgia and Florida face-off @3rd Annual “Cast Iron Chef” Competition, October 19, GA…
First Italian Wine Specialist Certification Class in the Southeastern United States; 10/ 26-27, 11/ 9-10, and Exam 11/ 23, 2013…
6th Annual Taste of Central America @ InterContinental,Doral Miami, 9/ 11 to 15…
“Quick and Easy 30-Minute-Meals” cooking class With Chef Johnson Teh at Fairchild Garden, Wed. 9/18…

 

EATING OUT   

L’Entrecote de Paris, Brickell,  Fish Fish Restaurant Bar & Seafood Market, Miami, Kung Fu, affordable Korean fare, South Beach; Max’s Harvest, farm-to-table cafe in Delray Beach The Ultimate B-B-Q Guide for the summer…

 

CELLAR

IT’S TIME FOR WINE: Napa Valley Grape Growers Association Reports on the 2013 Harvest…
A Bordeaux Red Blend from Argentina: Achaval-Ferrer Quimera 2010..
Rouge sucette: Wine with Cola.  Heresy in the French Wine Industry?
Shandies: the American beer cocktail…
What is a Michelada? The quaffing Mexican cocktail is now the rage….
The great wines of Batasiolo Piemonte Nuovo DOCG…

TRAVEL

An Enchanted week of Ferrari, fine wines and truffles through the countryside of Florence Tuscany at 5-Star Villa La Massa, Florence…
Tianducheng, a miniature Paris near Hangzhou, China, with life-size Tour Eiffel included…
Foray into a Tuscan kitchen: A week at Toscana Saporita cooking school…
Nashville, TN – once honkey-tonk heaven, now a hub of culture and gastronomy….First Class 8 Days Swiss Pass Summer Promotion with lots of  Freebies…

BEST BUYS

The Vinturi Spirit Aerator: a must… Edge of Belgravia takes knives to the next level; The VitaClay Multicooker: a modern organic cooker