HOT EVENTS:

August 1 – Miami Spice is underway!

THIS WEEK ON FOOD & WINE TALK:       

Hillary Davis, author of Cuisine Niçoise: Sun-Kissed Cooking from the French Riviera, Aliza Green, author of The Soupmaker’s Kitchen–How to Save your Scraps, Prepare a Stock and Craft the Perfect Pot of Soup;  Michael Natkin, author of Herbivoracious, a flavor revolution, with 150 vibrant and original vegetarian recipes.   

WHAT’S NEW

Executive Chef Jim Leiken resigns from Cafe Boulud Palm Beach…
Chef Jacob Anaya has left  Azul at Mandarin Oriental, Miami …
To open this fall: Blackbrick, from Chef Richard Hales, Midtown Miami…
Gregory Pugin is the new Chef de Cuisine at Palme D’or, The Biltmore, Coral Gables…
Chef Jeff McInnis no longer at Yardbird and 50 Eggs Company …
Chef Paula Da Silva returns to 3030 Ocean, Fort Lauderdale…

BUZZ

 

Sardinia adds Artisanal Wood-Fired Pizzas to menu, South Beach…
Jokers Wild Beers Roulette at 5 Napkin Grill, Lincoln Rd., South Beach…
Happy Wine in The Grove now offers brunch, Coconut Grove…
Darrel & Oliver’s Caffe Maxx opens for Brunch, Pompano Beach…
Cantina Laredo introduces new menu items…

FOOD & WINE NEWS   

 

Chef Ana Plana teaches Basic Knife Skills at MCI Culinarium, Sept. 9, Downtown Miami…
Back to school: kids eat free at Duffy’s Sports Grill  till 8/18…
Miami Spice Free Cooking Demos @ Whole Foods, Coral Gables…
How To Peel A Head Of Garlic In Less Than 10 Seconds…

EATING OUT   

The Ultimate B-B-Q Guide for the summer; Florida Cookery Patio at the James Royal Palm Hotel, South Beach; Max’s Harvest, Delray Beach, Boulud Sud, pop-up Mediterranean restaurant @ Café Boulud, Palm Beach…

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  

 

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…
 Puerto Rico’s new cuisine is going green…  Paris in May…

BEST BUYS   

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

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