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The 19th annual Share Our Strength Taste of the Nation Miami, held at The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, raised a record-breaking $111,000 for charities that fight childhood hunger including the Daily Bread Food Bank, Camillus House and People Acting for Community Together – bringing the total contributions in Miami since 1987 to $1.4 million.
More than 700 food lovers attended Taste of the Nation Miami to sample cuisine prepared by 43 Miami chefs from the area’s best restaurants, wine from around the globe, spirited drinks, live music and the Jenn-Air “For the Love of Cooking” contest between Chef Michael Schwartz of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink and Jason Schneider of Bizcaya at The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove.
“We raised more money this year than any other event in Taste of the Nation Miami’s 19-year history,” said Allen Susser of Chef Allen’s, longtime chair of the event. “Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, chefs and The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, we attracted more people than ever before to SOS Taste of the Nation Miami and will donate 100% of ticket purchases to fight childhood hunger,” For more information, please visit www.strength.org
It won’t be the first time people taste wine in a lady’s shoe. Except that this time, we’re talking about men’s shoes. Starting on August 14th, every day from Monday through Friday from 5p.m. to 7p.m., Cavanaugh’s Men’s Shoe Fitters and Wolfe’s Wine Shoppe are joining forces to launch a wine-tasting program for aspiring wine connoisseurs. The first week’s program will feature a selection of varying red and white wines from the California, Spanish and Australian regions. The ultimate opportunity to brush up on your fine wines while browsing through a selection of classic men’s footwear! Cavanaugh's Shoes For Men. 5734 Sunset Dr. South Miami, (305) 665-6187
Christopher Cramer, Executive Chef of Sonesta Hotel & Suites Coconut Grove, who just returned from Peru has brought back to Miami authentic Peruvian cuisine and a bride. The Art of Peruvian Cuisine” at Panorama Restaurant and Lounge, located on the 8th floor of Sonesta Hotel & Suites Coconut Grove showcases one of the most complex cuisines of Latin America “with Spanish, native Indian, African, French, Japanese, Chinese and other Asian influences,” explained Chef Cramer. Fresh fish and seafood, exotic fruits and nuts, a variety on potatoes and some of the most unusual varieties of peppers on earth are finding their way in Panorama Restaurant’s menu. For appetizers there Ravioles Dorados fried dim sum filled with minced beef, peppers and onions, Choritos A La Chalaca steamed mussels with a corn, tomato & onion salsa, Pastel de Choclo corn cake filled with queso fresco & duck confit topped with a porcini mushroom sauce, a hefty dish of Lomo De Res A La Huancaina con Salsa Criolla seared medallions of beef tenderloin topped with salsa criolla, among other specialties.
But where the kitchen chines is in the ceviches Ceviche of tuna with avocado salad on rocoto chili causa; Conchas de Jengibre Scallops with lime juice, garlic & pickled ginger; and tuna ceviche with ají amarillo sauce; as well as all sorts of tiraditos. Entrees of fish, seafood, chicken and meats range from traditional to “Nouveau” Peruvian . Panorama Restaurant and Lounge on the 8th floor of Sonesta Hotel & Suites, 2889 McFarlane Road, Coconut Grove. 305-447-8256
DELANO HOSTS POOLSIDE BRAZILIAN BBQ EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT, SOUTH BEACH
A sexy Brazilian BBQ at the Pool at The Delano Hotel, will be heating up from 8pm to 11pm every Tuesday night, beginning Tuesday, July 10th, 2006, for $39 per person for adults and $19.00 for children 12 and under, with complimentary welcome Caipirinhas and a all you can eat buffet of Brazilian grilled specialties and cocktails, to the sound of live entertainment by Rose Max and Ramatis. Reservations: Blue Door at 305-674-6700. Delano Hotel, 1685 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
NORTH ONE 10 OFFERS PRIX-FIXE SUMMER LUNCH FOR $18
In addition to their popular à la carte lunch menu, Executive Chef/owner Dewey LoSasso and wife Dale are pampering Miami with a three-course prix-fixe lunch at $18. The choices for appetizers: Mushroom stuffed Mushrooms with chayote slaw, or Mahi-mahi ceviche. For entrees there grilled tile fish and Mahi-mahi with curry sauce, or grilled skirt steak with sautéed corn and pancetta, and for dessertse: sorbets and berries or mascarpone ricotta cheese cake. North One 10, 11052 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. WWW.northone10.com