September 2015

Saturday, September 12, 12:30pm-10:00pm. Divino Ceviche celebrates 4th Year Anniversary with Live Music and a   Four-Course Meal! Divino Ceviche, 160 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134.  RSVP   786-360-3775 Cost : $25-$75


Saturday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.,  Grateful Palate Wine Pairing Dinner.  The five course dinner, hosted by winemaker Paul Hobbs, developed by Executive Chef Rolando Centonzio, is inspired by South American culinary tradition and fresh, local South Florida fare and paired with eight acclaimed wines from Argentina. The event is priced at $150 per person all-inclusive. Seating is limited and reservations are required:  or call 954.566.2855. Grateful Palate,3003 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale on the Intracoastal Waterway just south of Oakland Park Boulevard. Valet and metered parking is available.


Saturday, September 19, 9:30am – 4:00pm, the 3rd  James Beard Foundation’s Taste America®: “Local Flavor from Coast To Coast” with free in-store activities at Sur La Table, cooking demos by Taste America All-Star and James Beard-Award-winning chef Rocco DiSpirito, along with Ortanique chef Cindy Hutson, book signings, tastings from local producers and artisans, and product demos and tastings from national Taste America sponsors. For the full schedule of events and more information, please visit . Sur La Table, Mizner Park, 438 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432



Saturday, September 26, 11am to 7pm. Matter of Taste Miami  Matter of Taste Miami is built around 150 of the most iconic wines of South America and Spain  including selections from Almaviva, Toro Albalá, CVNE Viña Real, Viña Sena, and Catena Zapata., each rated 90+ points by The Wine Advocate and handpicked by Spanish and South American wine expert, Luis Gutiérrez.  Tickets to the walkabout tasting are specially priced at $50 for members (Master Classes will be priced separately). Non-member tickets are $99 and will include a free one-year, annually renewing membership to Ticket purchase: RSVP  415-701-9463 or The Moore Building, 4040 Ne 2nd Ave, Miami


Saturday, September 19, 7:00PM - 10:00PM Digest Miami’s Beach Feast at the Surfcomber South Beach,Afrohead Rumscelebrate Miami Spice poolside and  beachfront with food samples from a selection of Miami’s top restaurants, music byDJ Umber Bandi-Ville. Must be 21 and over.   Tickets: $45, VIP $100. To purchase tickets : Hotel Miami Beach, 1717 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. RSVP   305-752-9400


Saturday, September 19, 4 pm to 7 pm. Spread the Hope fundraing for Local Afterschool Programming at Brewhouse Gallery. Meet some of the children and see some of their multi-media creations to the “goodtime reggae” sounds of hit band Spred the Dub, light bites, drink samples of craft beers, specialty wines or teas and coffees, live art, henna tattooing, custom bike show and more. Brewhouse Gallery, 720 Park Ave, Lake Park, FL 33403 $25 in advance or $30 at the door. RSVP   561-469-8930. 

October 2015

Thursday, October 8, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Third annual Eat Your Heart Out, A Wine and Food Extravaganza. An evening of gourmet food, fine wine, live entertainment and a silent auction, at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale to benefit the Heart Gallery of Broward County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the adoption and enrichment of Broward's foster children.  Among participating restaurants: Truluck's, Dimitrio's Farmers Market, Funky Buddha, Albeck and Rosie's Bar & Grill. The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale,2414 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale  Tickets: $75 per person.  For more information and to reserve tickets, call 954-918-3008 or visit .



Saturday, October 10, 6:30 p.m. reception; 8 p.m. Black tie dinner. Annual Escoffier gala dinner hosted by The Miami chapter ofLes Dames d’Escoffier Miami(LDEM) to honor award-winningChef Cindy Hutson. With MC FOX Channel 7 Belkys Nerey, silent auctions of luxurious items.  Tickets: $250 per person for guests; $350 per person for patrons, and $2,300 for a table of ten.   To buy tickets log on tohttp://lesdamesmiamigala.bpt.meor Mandarin Oriental Miami, 500 Brickell Key.


Friday, October 23, “Dark Dining: Eve of Prohibition Ball”. A roaring 20’s Gatsby-inspired evening of food, specialty cocktails, sensuous and exotic entertainers and dancing hosted by Chef Adriane Calvo in benefit of Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida. The Dark Dining: Eve of Prohibition Ball offers four different ticket levels.  For tickets and more information log on to . Westin Colonnade Coral Gables.


Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 7:30-10:30 pm, The 14th Annual Wine On Harvest Moon, benefitting The Deering Estate Foundation.  This year’s theme of Spirits, Spells & American Lore celebrates the allure of American folklore through the fine wine and spirits of the continental U.S., the tasty vittles paired by top local chefs, and the delight of the macabre to the mysterious in entertainment, including chilling musical performances, haunting vignettes, contemporary art, and an enticing live auction. Capacity is limited and tickets are priced at $150 for Deering Estate Foundation members and $175 for non-members. RSVP  305.235.1668 x263 or visit    Deering Estate, at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Palmetto Bay.


Monday, October 26,  7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.,  14thAnnual Signature Grand Ghoul. A Halloween celebration hosted by former Miami Dolphin O.J. McDuffie and Radio Host Joe Rose - Event’s Emcees, in benefit of 2-1-1 Broward. Haunted mansion; Costume Contest: first, second and third place prizes for the scariest and most unique costumes; mix and mingle with NFL Alumni, local and other South Florida celebrities; Open bar: sip on specialty cocktails fresh from a witch’s cauldron; indulge in a gourmet buffet with elaborate food stations; Silent Auction featuring unique items, exciting experiences and prize packages. Tickets till 9/1: $75 per person; after 9/2: $100 per person; $150 for two.  To register, please visit  and Signature Grand, 6900 W State Road 84, Davie, Florida 33317 954.424.4000.



November 2015

November 18 through November 22,  the 2015 SEED Food & Wine Festival. The first plant-based food and wine festival in the country dedicated to a message of conscious consumption,  SFWF celebrates delicious plant-based foods, fine wines, craft beers, spirits, and lifestyle products and companies, all while raising health awareness. Events include upscale dinners, film screening, garden parties, and a Southern brunch, all leading up to a large-scale outdoor festival and grand tasting featuring food, wine, juices, music, gifts, organic body care, clothing, yoga, and everything that celebrates conscious plant-based living. The Festival will gather some of the most talented speakers, chefs, celebrities, athletes and authors for a fun, educational, sexy, hip and delicious. For additional information and tickets log on to   



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scopazzo’s Mother’s Day Farm Lunch and Wine Tasting | Join us on our inaugural road trip and discover two of the treasures of our local farming community – Paradise Farms and Schnebly Redland’s Winery. Sunday, May 9, 2010
12:30 PM Reception and Buffet lunch at Paradise Farms, followed by Schnebly Redland’s Winery Tour & Private Tasting.
Ticket price includes complimentary bottle of Schnebly wine (one bottle per couple)and $30 Escopazzo gift card for Mom. Adults: $145 per person, Children: $30 per person (16 and under) For reservations or more information please call 305 674 9450 or Irene at 305 389 0009 or e mail

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