HOT EVENTS:

August 1 – Miami Spice is underway!

THIS WEEK ON FOOD & WINE TALK:       

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; 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 

WHAT’S NEW

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…
Executive Chef Jim Leiken resigns from Cafe Boulud Palm Beach
Chef Jacob Anaya is gone and Azul at Mandarin Oriental, Miami is not taking reservations …
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 …

BUZZ

 

Free Breakfast Melts on Aug 28 at Chef Allen Susser’s Daily Melt – Midtown…
Free Live Music every Saturday in September at Dadeland Mall, Miami…
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…

FOOD & WINE NEWS   

 

“Quick and Easy 30-Minute-Meals” cooking class With Chef Johnson Teh at Fairchild Garden, Wed. 9/18…
The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) launches Napa Valley 2013 harvest website…
Basic Knife Skills Master class with Chef Ana Plana at MCI Culinarium, Sept. 9, Downtown Miami…
Miami Spice Free Cooking Demos @ Whole Foods, Coral Gables…

EATING OUT   

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;
Max’s Harvest, Delray Beach, Boulud Sud @ 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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