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THE SOPRANO FAMILY-STYLE DINNER AT NORTH ONE 10, MIAMI, TUESDAY APRIL 25
The invitation says: 7:00 for Drinks, 7:30 We Eat! This Tuesday April 25th Dale and Chef Dewey Losasso are going wild with an abundant five-course Soprano Family-Style dinner paired with wines, with dishes like Carmela’s Antipasto for the Table, Gnocchi with Truffle and Mushroom, Cappellini Angelo – Peas, Cream and Tomato, Linguini with Pesto, New Potatoes and Green Beans, Veal Ossobuco from Johnny Sack’s Cell, Braised Braciole from Satriale’s, and a host of desserts. North One 10 Restaurant, 11052 Biscayne Blvd.,Miami, Reservations Required 305-893-4211. Cost: We charge $75.00 to wack em for ya, Non Inclusive of Taxes and Gratuity.




CELEBRITY “HURRICANE” COOK-OFF AT THE 14TH ANNUAL FORT LAUDERDALE “TASTE OF THE NATION,” WEDNESDAY MAY 10

This year, in addition to bringing together chefs and restaurateurs with vintners and wine distributors to create a sensational food and wine tasting , and to the live and silent auctions featuring wines, trips, sports memorabilia, merchandise and other prizes, there will be a celebrity “Hurricane” cook-off. Local celebrity chefs Oliver Saucy (Cafe Maxx, Pompano Beach) and Johnny Vinczencz (Johnny V's Ft. Lauderdale) will team up with TV celebs to see how creative you get with the food that is in your refrigerator/freezer in the days following the storm and having limited or no power to prepare meals using the resources at hand. The event will take place on the Live Auction Stage with “reality show” winds, rain and lightning. The original idea came from Oliver Saucy's real experience last fall after Wilma...when he was stuck with a fridge and freezer full of food... so he just invited the neighbors over several nights for "dinner" and cookouts.... (he said stone crab night was really popular, as wasthe shrimp... etc. he had some prime stuff in his fridge and freezer!!)
General Admission tickets are $85.00. The V.I.P. Chef’s Reception, offering a pre- event party with an opportunity to meet the chefs and savor pass-arounds, champagne and martinis, are $150.00 per person ( including general admission). All tickets may be ordered by calling 305-704-6005. or visit www.tasteofthenation.org . 100 % of ticket proceeds are donated to support Share Our Strength's efforts. Ft. Lauderdale-Broward Convention Center - 1950 Eisenhower Blvd., (at 17th St. Causeway and the Intracoastal Waterway) (for details click on: http://www.southfloridagourmet.com/newsite/hotevents.html)

TASTE LATINO COMES TO CONVENTION CENTER , MIAMI BEACH, MAY 10 TO MAY 12
Wednesday May 10 to Friday May 12. "TASTE LATINO 2". Fispal Latino, the International Private Agency for the Food Market Development, a trade integration of the Americas event with focus on the food sector fills 80,000 square feet of exhibition space with 500 companies from Latin America and Spain who are looking to enter the US market. Seminars and speakers include Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Roberto Rodrigues, Ministry of Agriculture, Brasil; Oscar Dominguez, President, Fispal Latino as well as local and international chefs, including Miami’s chef Edgar Leal of Cacao Restaurant in Coral Gables.
Tuesday , May 9 @ 7:00pm - Welcome cocktail Reception. Miami Mayor Manny Díaz and its Commissioners will welcome the 27th Hemispheric Congress and Fispal Latino 2 (Taste Latino 2).
Wednesday, May 10th, 10:00am Ribbon cutting ceremony and inaugural act of the 27th Hemispheric Congress and Fispal Latino 2 with Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Charles H. Bronson.
Friday, May 12th 9:30am Forum "Sugarcoating the Economy" (Ethanol) with the participation of Brasil's Ministry of Agriculture. 8:00pm Gala Banquet - Keynote address with Honorable Gov. Jeb Bush.
Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, the show called will offer 30% of the proceedings from tickets sales will benefit the League Against Cancer, Miami Chapter.

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