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AT THÉINE, LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH TEA AND AFTERNOON TEA.
International lecturer, editor of Tea International, a journal to the tea trade published by the U.K.
Tea Council, and the Council's Annual Guide to the Best Tea Places author Jane Pettigrew - with published books including A Social History of Tea, Design for Tea, Jane Pettigrew's Tea-time Recipes, Time for Tea-A Book of Days, and many others - will lecture on the Social History of Tea on September 23, Théine, Tea Shop and Salon. Ms. Pettigrew will give a brief educational course on the cultural, social, financial, political, and historical influences of tea and the tea industry, and a a traditional afternoon tea service of scones, tea sandwiches and confections will be served. Cost: $45, includes a signed book of Design for Tea. Théine, Tea Shop and Salon, 119 Madeira Ave., Coral Gables. 305.774.0228

CREPES AND COMPANY OPENS IN THE GABLES Crêpes and Company has replaced Il Giramondo. It is a joint venture by Colombian and Venezuelan investors. The chef, Argentine-born Andreina Proti, serves sandwiches, salads, crepes and other light fare for lunch. 276 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables. 305-446-4545

LE BISTRO RESTAURANT OFFERS SIX-COURSE TASTING MENU FOR $25.
To promote the classic French and lighter ''spa'' cuisine of Le Bistro, owners Elin and Andy Trousdale in Lighthouse Point -- Elin is at the front of the house, while Andy is in the kitchen -- are offering a six-course tasting menu for $25 (two-person minimum). The global menu spans Europe, Asia and the Caribbean with dishes like escargots, Indian eggplant Parmesan with coconut curry sauce, trout almandine, or a vol-au-vent filled with port-infused mushroom ragout. Open for dinner only Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to closing. Le Bistro Restaurant & Cooking School, Main Street Plaza, 4626 N. Federal Hwy., Lighthouse Point, Fort Lauderdale, 954-946-9240. www.lebistrorestaurant.com

NEW TAPAS AT CAFÉ IBIZA.
After the departure of chef Anthony Mansilla, Cafe Ibiza's new chefs David Matlock and Colin Church, who previously worked with Mansilla, are adding new tapas ($3 to $15) to their Mediterranean menu with dishes like the Spanish chicken flatbread with caramelized onions and red pepper vinaigrette; the Greek stuffed chicken breast with cucumbers, olives, tomatoes, feta cheese and capers; Grilled lamb chops served over tsatziki and tabouleh; Pan seared yellow snapper on a bed of hummus (chickpea puree) with tomato citrus vinaigrette. The all-tapas restaurant Ibiza is open for lunch and dinner Mondays through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. till 9:30 p.m. and until 10:30 on Fridays and Saturdays. 370 San Lorenzo Avenue (Village of Merrick Park), Coral Gables. 305-443-8888. www.cafeibizamiami.com
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